The most difficult thing about Kjaer Weis Lip Tint is to determine what kind of product it is. What I mean is, this is obviously a lip color, but it's called a tint, it feels like a balm, has the pigmentation and lasting time of a high quality sheer lipstick and a glossy finish. So what exactly is this?
It's beautiful, that's for sure. Between the Kjaer Weis packaging on its hefty metal and sleek modern design (wonderfully travel and makeup bag friendly), the color of Passionate (a sheer red with a bit of a brown or even fig undertone to make it look balanced and neutral) and the subtle finish and color it gives my lips, this is one of the most gorgeous lip products I've come across. Kjaer Weis products emanate grownup confidence and a luxurious style, even when your supposed to dip your finger into the lip tint's pan to apply it.
I get the idea of a modern looking lip stain that looks casual and natural. I really do. And it works- this method of application gives a beautiful result- just like they promise (I've seen Lisa Eldridge apply lip color this way more than once and she also considers it a modern way to wear color). The germaphobe in me prefers to use a lip brush which gives a lighter pigmentation and a more polished look.
Kjaer Weis products are chock-full of natural and organic raw materials, including the preservatives they use (rose, honeysuckle and gardenia in the case of this lip tint). When I first received it, Passionate had the faintest lemony scent, but now, three months later I can no longer smell a thing. I also can't detect any taste whatsoever. The lip tint feels wonderfully pampering when applied. It's comfortable and wears beautifully for about three hours (tea included) before it starts fading. There's no feathering or ugly leftover in the corners. Just nicely moisturized lips that are ready for a touch-up.
Like other Kjaer Weis products, the packaging is refillable. You can buy refills in any of the available four shades, making the beautiful case worthy of the initial splurge. Of course, now I wish it came in a palette form so I could load it with a second color (Sensuous Plum, for example). I guess we shouldn't be greedy.
Bottom Line: I feel pretty.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tint ($48 for the product in its full packaging, $22 when you refill) is available from Space NK, Osswald, and kjaerweis.com.
All photos are mine.