Friday, December 11, 2015

FOTD Featuring Kjaer Weis F/W 2105 Collection

I created this casual look centered on Kjaer Weis latest releases for fall/winter 2015. The feel of the collection is quite autumnal and warm, but since the textures are almost ethereal it is not your typical heavy on the berry kind of thing, but more of the melancholy of fallen leaved. It's very pretty, but also sheer and light, and my guess is that Kirsten Kjaer Weis had a somewhat different customer in mind when creating it: a person with pale, almost translucent skin and blue eyes that reflect the northern sky.

On this Jersey girl these colors create an effortless natural look. I could have fortified with colored bases and whatnot, but wanted to maintain the natural lightness of the Kjaer Weis aesthetics. I didn't use the beautiful Kjaer Weis foundation because I'm horribly allergic to the coconut oil in its base. It makes me sad.

Here's what I did:

Face primer- YSL Touche Eclat Blur
Foundation- Edward Bess sheer Satin Cream Compact Foundation in Natural
Concealer- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Powder- Cle de PEau

Kjaer Weis cream blush Above & Beyond applied generally and smoothed out with a Beauty Blender (I could probably use more color).

NARS pencil just through the tail end.

Kjaer Weis  Captivate Kip Tint
Sisley The Glace lip liner (discontinued). It's a perfect match to the lip tint, and I find it necessary to keep the slippery lip color in place without scattering micro gold shimmer all over. The Sisley pencil is wonderful, but I'm sure you can find a MAC equivalent.

MAC Ricepaper all over the lid, applied with a wide and large brush. Then I went in with a Paula Dorf sheer Crease using the Kjaer Weis eye shadow in Transcend both in the crease and outer V, blending it into a semless look.
Eyeliner It Cosmetics Silk Taupe
Mascara MAC Zoom Lash.

Scent of that day was Tom Ford Purple Patchouli (discontinued). You could have smelled me across the bridge.


  1. I love that look! Perfect for a casual day out.

    1. Thanks, Liz. My mom actually said that I look too pale in these photos. I guess she's used to more drama from my looks :)

  2. This indeed looks lovely on you! I feel so badly for you not being able to wear her foundation. I really never wished to wear any foundation but when I turned 56 (nearly 15 years ago) I would put a touch on here and there. Now I do wear it and hers is perfection on me. You look wonderful!

    1. I agree, Liz. The KW foundation is beautiful and I had a great color match. This allergy has been depriving me of some great stuff.

  3. There's a pretty lightness on your brow bone, just under the curve of the brow. Is that the Ricepaper, or some other magic?

    1. Just Ricepaper over a primer (forgot to list that. I think I used NARS), and a lot of blending. I tried to keep the look very minimal, because that's how KW seems to me. In hindsight I could have added something extra.


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