Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Silken Review
Kjaer Weis (pronounced key-ar wis) is a brand that has been on my lust-list ever since I first discovered it. From the heavenly packaging and clean ingredients to the rave reviews, this brand had me hooked.
The foundation was supposedly the queen of all green beauty foundations, with a price tag to match. So, when I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Kjaer Weis Foundation, did it live up to the hype?
Silken is compared to Paper Thin with the same lightness, but with a yellow undertone - I actually didn't think Silken would be a good match for me as my skin tone is neutral, however, it does work it I ensure to blend well. Since I was first matched, Kjaer Weis have released new shades. Ethereal is the neutral tone the same shade as Silken, and is a perfect match for my skin tone.
Kjaer Weis is the winner in this department; the heavy metal compacts designed by Marc Atlan are pure luxury. Created as a refillable system, the compacts and pans are also recyclable to reduce waste. The little red boxes are also simply gorgeous — tip: keep the red boxes to store other items!
The reverse side of the compact lid (the moving mechanism) is also mirrored - making it not only perfect, but beautiful for touch-ups on the go.
The Kjaer Weis Foundation is CCPB Certified Organic & Cruelty Free. Due to the beeswax component the foundation is not vegan.
See the full ingredient list here.
Performance, Coverage & Application
The thing I love best about the Kjaer Weis Foundation is the ability to give sheer to full coverage — depending on the desired coverage. This foundation is SO build-able and gives such a beautiful finish that you can use as little or as much as you like.
The cream-to-powder formula gives a beautiful natural satin finish, and a little goes a long way. As always, I prep my skin prior to application - this is a must.
I apply using the Kjaer Weis Foundation Brush for small areas or concealing,or if you prefer a larger brush for faster application, you can also use the Kjaer Weis Blush Brush, or any other flat, cream foundation brush you have.
The foundation brush gives the most flawless coverage and seamlessly blends the foundation - this foundation is so blend-able and build-able that you can use it as a concealer only where you need coverage, or blend with another foundation (such as the RMS Uncover Up).
You can also apply it more heavily in the areas that need a little extra help, without it becoming heavy or cakey, and sheerly everywhere else and you won't be able to see the difference!
I set with RMS Tinted Un-powder (0-1) and the Kjaer Weis Foundation lasts all day.
This foundation would have to be the best I have ever used - green beauty or otherwise. The coverage, performance and ingredients make this a must-have item that I will not be without - I will definitely be repurchasing. If you haven't used this foundation yet and are on the hunt for a full-coverage (but flexible) option, I highly recommend getting your hands on some samples!