This months post from the vault is a product that I adore and still use to this day…
Neatly presented as small square (approximately 4cmx4cm) pans, the creamy Kjaer Weis (pronounced ‘Keer’ – as in deer) Foundation (£51.00/£30.00) is smooth in texture and goes on easily with very little drag. I have applied the foundation with both my fingers and a brush and both work perfectly well. Although I haven’t used a sponge as yet, I imagine that as with most cream bases, it would be an equally easy method of application.
Reasonably long lasting, the coverage is sheer to medium – depending upon how much you build it up. The finish is a flattering semi-matte, which gives the skin a slight natural looking glow and radiance, without appearing shiny. I like to use a buffing brush over the face after applying a foundation to help work it into the skin and the KW foundation tolerates and seems to appreciate this little extra attention.
Available in 5 shades, the foundation is currently (and frustratingly) a little limited when it comes to colour choice – however I do believe (although I can’t find where I read it) that some darker tones will be available in the near future. As it stands at the moment the foundations cater for fair to medium skin tones with either yellow or pink undertones. I tend to mix more than one shade to create the prefect match for a clients skin tone and these foundations deal with this very well, with the colours blending together quickly and easily.
It is worth pointing out here that if you have drier skin then you definitely need to apply a good moisturiser or preferably a facial oil before applying the foundation as it doesn’t like going onto skin that has even a hint of dryness. In fact unless you have particularly oily skin I would make sure I pop on a moisturiser before anyway.
Packaged in the beautiful (and what I hope will one day be design classic) silver compact and red lacquer box designed by award winning Art Director Marc Atlan, designer of the iconic Comme Des Garçons bottle. The swivel action design is flawless and smoothly reveals the product inside.
As beautiful and adored as the packaging is, I actually keep my KW foundations all together in a Z Palette; this not only keeps the weight down in my kit but also allows me to mix the foundations without constantly having to swap between compacts.
Now fully integrated into my kit, I have used the foundation on both photoshoots and broadcast work and have been pleased with how it worked – It looks great on camera and withstands the scrutiny of high definition. It is definitely a foundation that would suit most genres of work.
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I’ve written about my love Kjaer Weis foundation SOOO many times. Anyone who has seen images of my kit on Instagram will know that these foundations feature heavily in pretty much every set up. A versatile foundation which works as well on men as it does on women.
The it comes to shades, since writing this original post Kirsten has added nine shades to the collection so you now how a choice of fourteen! Most recently was the release of the two darkest shades to date; Flawless (for those with red undertones) and Perfection (neutral undertones). I will cover these in more depth at a late date but needless to say they are a welcome addition.
Have you tried the Kjear Weis foundations?
(* denotes organic ingredient)
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Cera Alba*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate
May Contain +/- Mica, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
Organic – minimum 95% from organic farming.
Images: Kjaer Weis