Let's take a break from all the new summer collections (there's more coming, I promise) for something completely different. Kjaer Weis is a European brand specializing in organic and environmentally friendly makeup, using natural ingredients even as preservatives - who knew rose, honey suckle and gardenia were also good for makeup shelf life? Kjaer Weis might be green-minded, but as far as product design goes, these are not your health food store cosmetics. The packaging is incredible: unique, stylish and very sleek. And it's refillable, making me extra happy. I can't begin to tell you how much flimsy ugly disposable plastic annoys me, especially when it comes to high-end exclusive brands.
Kjaer Weis eye shadows come in four colors. I chose Wisdom, a beautiful medium taupe as my first one, because seriously- a taupe! Wisom's level of warmth changes with the light, as you can see in the photos. I'd say it's a perfect neutral. Naturally, it's love. Smooth, satiny, blendable and long lasting (over a good primer- from morning till night without losing the finish), and have I mentioned Wisdom is a taupe? A perfect one, really, that plays well with everything I threw its way, from Bobbi Brown cream shadows as a base to Edward Bess and Le Metier de Beaute as complementing colors. I mostly use Wisdom all over the lid and in the crease, paired with LMdB classics such as Jojo or Mulberry and a dark liquid liner.
Bottom Line: I'm a fan.
Kjaer Weis eye shadows ($44 for the shadow & case, $20 for each refill) is available from Space NK, in store and online.
All photos are mine.