Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Kjaer Weis eye shadow

When a range of colour beauty products has been created by a makeup artist it always comes with high expectations. After all who knows more about flattering shades and great textures, than a person who uses these products every day on lots of different people.

Soon after trying my first Kjaer Weis eye shadow I knew I had to get my hands on a few other colours. Being not the biggest fan of loose shadows and generally picky when it come to eye make-up, my palette has become some what limited after switching from main stream brands. One of the great things about this brand is that all products come as refills. Not only does this allow me to create my own palettes, I also do not have to worry about disposing of the little tiny plastic pots that my council doesn't recycle. Select colours are vegan (all three eye shadows in this post are).

Earthy calm.



Is a warm brown ( a milk chocolate brown I would say). I really like this colour for day time use. Brown shadow is the one often recommended for blue eyed girls, but for the longest period I have sort of resisted it (even though I would use brown eye liner). Mainly because certain browns can make your eyes appear tired, almost as if you didn't get enough sleep. Well it does not happen with this colour, it just gives lovely definition and makes my eyes pop. All Kjaer Weis products are designed to be buildable, and this particular colour can be layered quiet intensely, which is how I use it when I apply it close to the lash line. It also looks great with a sheer application over the lid ( I also blend it out, for a more translucent effect), almost like when you apply bronzer to your eyes.

Wisdom.



 Is a taupe, a mixture of grey, brown and violet (I would call it a mushroom brown). It is supposed to work for all eye colours and I can really believe it. I use this to line my eyes when I want a softer definition than a pencil would give, plus the colour is really quiet special. I don't think I have ever come across a taupe this flattering. I normally combine it with cloud 9 eye shadow, the two go hand in hand beautifully.

Magnetic.



Is a browny gold, and is the colour I was most excited about adding to my palette. I love how it looks with a sheer application, it sort of makes me look a bit more awake, and makes my blue eyes look a little more vibrant. The golden undertone will make it a great addition to anyone's makeup bag. You can also layer it to appear darker, but it will not give as much definition as the other two colours. If you want to use it by itself, it is pretty perfect for a paired down look. I love combining it with earthy calm.



I really like the way this line approaches make-up. All the colours are vibrant and modern yet not really chasing the latest makeup trends. It is more about being flattering and enhancing. Although with the choice of colours in the range, you could pretty much follow most trends using Kjaer Weis, if you felt so inclined.

I only have one eye shadow case, the rest were purchased as refills, and went straight in to my z-palette. The quantity of the eye shadow does look less than some other brands, however you need to use it within 12 months after opening, and for me it is just the right amount of product. Any more and it would be wasted. All of the above colours have a slight pearlescent sheen to them, but they are not really shimmery (well maybe magnetic is somewhat shimmery, but even here shimmer is rather subtle). I find that this finish makes them more flattering than a completely matte brown would be.

The first ingredient in the eye shadow is talc, and I personally do not have an issue with it in regards to this particular product. I have not experienced any irritation, and my eyes can be sensitive. With regards to possible asbestos contamination, I feel that this company has made so many efforts in terms of sourcing their ingredients, and certification, that I am inclined to trust them and hope that their product is free from contamination. I do tend to be cynical when it comes to assurances from people who try to sell me stuff, but you do have to believe someone at some point, especially in the absence of a lab where I could test things myself.

12 comments:

  1. I definitely wish there were more pressed powder eyeshadows with natural ingredients as completely agree about loose powders I love Kjaer Weis eyeshadows! I've got Charmed, Onyx and Cloud nine but I'm loving the look of all of these... Genuinely can't decide which is my favourite! Maybe earthy calm or wisdom xx

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    1. Charmed and Onyx are next on my list, honestly these are the best eye shadows out there in my opinion :) xx

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  2. Such beautiful colors! I still have yet to try anything from Kjar Weis, but hopefully I will soon!

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    1. oh they are such a pleasure to wear, I hope you do try them :)

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  3. Love the colours you chose! I can imagine they would look gorgeous on x

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    1. they really do, but most importantly they don't irritate my super sensitive eyes xx

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  4. I've wanted to try Kjaer Weis for ages! I love the look of wisdom, so pretty! x

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    1. take the plunge, they are so worth it xx

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