Kjaer Weis products are a feast for the eyes and a pleasure to use. They offer what I consider the most beautiful and sleek packaging on the market (designed by Marc Atlan), and incredible textures in flattering wearable colors. Take, for example, this Kjaer Weis lip tint in Romance. The pink coral shade looks a bit menacing in the pan, but the balm-like sheer texture makes Romance an everyday color that adds just the right amount of life to the face. I've been using it on its own and also mixed with Kjaer Weis Passionate Lip Tint (I'm on my second refill) to add a bit more red.
Kjaer Weis lip tint doesn't have a discernible scent and barely a taste. The product is easy to spread on the lips and color intensity can be built. The tint holds onto the lips, and depending on the amount one applies, it's fairlylong lasting, drink resistant and leaves a light stain when it fades (quite evenly, I must say). I always use a brush-- not a fan of dipping my finger into the pan, but it can be done for a very natural and casual effect.
Kjaer Weis lip brush is an effective tool. It's elegant, of course, and matches the rest of the line, but also well-designed (Kirsten Kjaer Weis, the founder and owner of the company is a makeup artist). I like the tapered round edge of the brush that makes it east to do precision work, line the lips and reach every corner.
The formulas of Kjaer Weis products are 95% organic (and even the ingredients that aren't certified organic- certain color dyes- are FDA and EU approved). The packaging is refillable (the refills are reasonably priced), and the overall feel of the brand is very luxurious.
Bottom Line: Love.
Kjaer Weis- Romance Lip Tint ($48 with the compact, $24 refill only) and Lip Brush ($18) are available at select salons (Woodley & Bunny in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, if you're in the NYC area) and online from http://kjaerweis.com/store. The products for this review were sent free of charge for my consideration.