When I first started switching out my conventional products with more natural ones, I knew I had to find a brand, which produced not only great natural products, but great natural products with luxurious packaging. This might sound weird, but for me the packaging is a huge part of a product and how much I want to use it. I guess you can say, I like to surround myself with pretty things.
ABOUT KJÆR WEIS
Kjær Weis is hands down the most luxurious brand ever. Forget about Chanel, Dior and YSL - KW packaging beats them all. The woman behind Kjær Weis is the Danish Kirsten Kjær Weis, who is a New York-based makeup artist. Kirsten created the brand because:
"[..] Kirsten noticed something about every woman that sat in her makeup chair: they all had at least a few "conventional" makeup products they found irritating to the skin. "It made me think, if these products are causing short term effects like breakouts and rashes, then what would the long term effects look like? There had to be another choice"" - Kirsten Weis (Source: kjaerweis.com)
I like that philosophy, because it was the exact same thoughts I had, when I first started getting curious to what was actually in my products. The packaging is some of the most gorgeous I have ever seen and the best part is; they're all refillable, making them friendly towards the environment.
“Ultimately what I wanted to achieve was an alternative that fused beautiful color, texture and design with organic non-harmful formulas. I think it’s the way forward.”
So, if you have been experimenting with organic or "natural" makeup, you will know it's an absolute jungle and it's really hard to find great products. This is something Kirsten Kjær Weis have recognized and strives to create high quality products.
WHY I BOUGHT THE PRODUCT
I like to have a natural flush to my cheeks and I have seen a lot of bloggers, who have ventured into the "natural" beauty realm rave about the brand and so I was curious to try their blush. I prefer cream blushes over powder blushes, as I have dry skin and therefore cream blushes often sits nicer on my skin. I chose the colour Lovely as it is described as: "Lovely gives a pretty, flushed look that is long-lasting." (source: kjaerweis.com). The description sounded right up my street and therefore a perfect fit for me.
INGREDIENTS & SPECIFICATIONS
"Castor Seed Oil, Caprylic, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Copernicia Cerifera, Zea Mays Starch, Shea Butter, Cera Alba, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycerrhizate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract & Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract"
May Contain: "Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide & Carmine"
There are no artificial ingredients in the products, which means there's no petroleum, no artificial coloring and fragrance, no petrochemical and emulsifiers. The shelf life of the product is 12 months after it has been opened. The product is not vegan. It's gluten free. It hasn't been tested on animals. It's produced in Italy.
I have been using this product for about two months now. I apply to the apples of my cheeks and with a Real Techniques stippling brush and the result is amazing. This is a fool proof blush, which will give you the perfect blush to your cheeks every single day. I love the colour, as it suits my fair skin very nicely and gives the perfect "just been on a walk in the snow"-glow. The finish is very natural and you can't tell there's makeup sitting on your skin, which is a plus in my book. The more natural the makeup look on me, the better.
I have to re-apply this every 4-5 hours and even though that might be a deal breaker to some, I have come to terms it's something, which is quite common with "natural" products. I'd rather apply a product a couple of times a day on my face, which in the longer run won't have an effect on my skin and overall health, than have a blush which stays all day, but isn't great for my health. Actually, it's not even something I personally would consider a deal breaker.
I haven't broken out from it and it doesn't have any fragrance in it to irritate my skin, so overall this is an amazing product. I would say it's the best blush I have ever owned and even if you're a conventional product lover, this is definitely a brand to look into, as the quality is just amazing. And yes, it is worth throwing some extra money after.
So this was a product, which definitely won me over and I'm very excited to try more of Kjær Weis products. I'd just like to say, I'm not sponsored by any one and I don't get paid to make these reviews, so you can always count on my 100% honest opinion on these products.
I hope you guys have had a wonderful day!