Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kjaer Weis Highlighter

The latest product release from Kjaer Weis is a cream highlighter in a neutral-to-cool beige color with a visible shimmery finish that is still subtle enough for everyday use. The swatch above is obviously heavy so you can get a good idea of the color, but when you blend it (fingers work better than a brush in this case) the look you get is a lot more elegant.

As I mentioned above, the highlighter appears neutral, neither golden nor pink, but the shimmer has a silvery gray cast that might look a bit off on some skin tones. I get a more elegant result by mixing the highlighter with foundation (or even patting it underneath).  It can look quite iridescent if you pile it on, which is better for evening and for the very pale/cool toned.

 My own weird visibly green undertone works rather well with the color. I find Kjaer Weis' slightly waxy cream formula versatile for various areas of the face and for mixing with other cream (not liquid) products. It does especially well with Kjaer Weis foundation, but since I have an allergy issue with the coconut oil used in the foundation I can't enjoy this particular benefit (the highlighter is coconut-free).

The highlighter is made in Italy and is certified organic. It's also gluten-free but not vegan (because of the beeswax). I find that it stays on for at least 6 hours and fades evenly without leaving particles behind.

Bottom Line: great when the color is just right for you.

Kjaer Weis Highlighter comes in the brand's signature sleek refillable compact ($56) or as a stand-alone refill ($32, as seen above) that you can also pop into any free-style magnetic palette. Available from and
The product for this review was sent free of charge by the company.


  1. Gaia, what is the relevance of 'gluten free' in topical cosmetics?

    1. Ingrid, some people are extremely sensitive to gluten and wheat products that any contact with them causes a reaction. I'm not sure if it's also related to Celiac disease.

  2. Hi Gaia, that only applies to ingested gluten. I think this is just another gimmick by the cosmetics industry, like vitamins in shampoo. It has no effect whatsoever, bad or good.

  3. I saw this on beautylish the other day and I was just falling in love with the overall presentation of this brand! Pricey, but it all looks lovely ;)


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