Hi, everyone! Every beauty junkie knows there are few better sensations that finally obtaining a product you've been lusting after for ages. Thus was the case when I finally picked up a makeup item from Kjaer Weis. I had been stalking this brand for ages, as it really has it all- beautiful, natural ingredients, chic, luxurious packaging, elegant formulas, and ultra flattering shades. Unfortunately, a ridiculously steep price tag comes along with these benefits, which was the only factor holding me back. But when a friend of mine gave me a generous gift card for my graduation, I knew it was finally time to make it happen. We were window shopping in Yorkville, so I popped into Husk and started swatching. After careful consideration, I ultimately chose their Lip Tint in Lover's Choice.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tints come packaged in thick, textured red cardboard boxes with silver and white detailing. The lid and bottom are connected by a sticker that features the product information, shade name, and a full list of ingredients.
Here is a shot of the ingredient listing. As you can see, it's chock-full of natural oils, butters, and waxes and features several organically-grown components. Of note, the product is not vegan, as it does contain carmine.
The lip product itself is housed in an ultra-weighty metal compact that can be re-used and re-filled once the pan is empty. While this makes the first purchase ultra pricey, the cost of future Lip Tints will be much less so since only a re-fill is needed.
As a nice touch, the compact has a reflective finish and can be used as a mirror for application. Quite handy! To access the product, you simply slide the lid up and away. Very sleek!
Before delving into the shade I chose, first a bit about the product. Kjaer Weis Lip Tints promise ultra hydration and plumping to the lips, with a modern satin finish and buildable coverage. They are free of artificial colours and scents and, as with the whole line, are not tested on animals.
The collection of Lip Tints offers an impressive 11 shades, ranging from bronzy nude to hot pink. What drew me to Lover's Choice was that it seemed to be perfect balanced, universally-flattering red. It is neither too warm nor cool, and can be worn as a light stain or layered for a full-on bombshell look. Kjaer Weis touts Lover's Choice as a "warm, deep colour inspired by the rich, velvety red petals of a rose" (from kjaerweis.com).
Here is Lover's Choice swatched on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone), first lightly, then more heavily:
And here are some shots of me wearing Lover's Choice in the context of a completed makeup look:
So has my first experience with Kjaer Weis lived up to the hype and my months of yearning? Heck, yes! The formula of the Lip Tint is absolutely beautiful on the lips. It is wonderfully hydrating and plumping, yet stays put for several hours without bleeding or smudging. With a light touch it creates the most lovely stain, yet it also builds up effortlessly for a full-on effect. And I don't regret choosing Lover's Choice for one moment- it really is an incredibly easy, versatile red to wear. Perfect for Summertime!
So while the cost of this line prevents me from rushing out to snag the whole collection, Kjaer Weis will definitely be a brand I return to when I'm in the mood for a splurge.
Have you heard of or tried anything from Kjaer Weis? Do you have any favourite organic makeup brands? What is your favourite red lipstick at the moment?
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