If I had to describe my perfect everyday makeup look, it would be fresh, polished, and glowing. On a regular day, I like to spend about 10 minutes on my makeup: just enough to look like I’ve tried without devoting all morning in front of my mirror. I’m a busy gal! Don’t get me wrong, I love perfecting my cat eye, or applying a bright jewel toned lip, but those looks aren’t for every day wear…at least for most people.
That means I need products that are effective and quick that don’t take much thought or effort to apply but still leave me looking fresh and awake! Kjaer Weis saves the day. If you’re looking for the simplest, chic-est, and most eco-friendly approach to your daily makeup, look no further!
I’ve often touted my love for the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation for it’s easy application and buildable consistency. This is the rare breed of foundation that can applied on the skin in the sheerest manner to even out the skintone (moisturize your skin just prior to application), or heavy enough to be a creamy concealer. Trust me, I’m the queen of dark undereye bags. #owningit. You can read my full ode to this magical product, here.
Beyond just the foundation though, they have an entire line of luxury cosmetics that come in refillable compacts which means less waste from packaging. The latest addition to my Kjaer Weis collection is the Collectors Kit. This is the most genius compact as it can house a foundation, cream blush/glow/bronzer, two eyeshadows (either powder or cream), and a lip tint. The inside is a metal case with magnets for the refillable pans, but the outside is the signature red packaging making this compact lighter weight than carrying individual metal compacts for all your products. The case itself isn’t enormous, making it ideal for travel. It also has a mirror inside.
My go to shades for a quick polished everyday look are the Cream Foundation in Paper Thin which I can adjust the coverage to whatever my skin needs are that day. I love the rich creamy texture of this, it is a really versatile product!
I am all about a dewy pink cheek (youth in a swipe!) so the Cream Blushes in Blossoming and Desired Glow are perfect for achieving this. Blossoming is a classic rose hue that adds a soft pop of color to make the face look radiant, while Desired Glow adds a warmer terracotta shade. I like to use Desired Glow either further back on my cheeks, or swept across my nose and the top of my cheeks for a ‘just back from vacation’ glow.
The Lip Tint in Passionate is a punchy pink that still manages to look natural. Much like all Kjaer Weis products though, it can be built up to a much stronger color intensity if desired. It’s also super creamy and hydrating making this my ideal lip product and perfect for daily wear!
The powder eyeshadows in Cloud Nine and Wisdom are perfect for daytime (and night, just add more Wisdom) as they are neutrals that pair with anything. Cloud Nine is a classic ivory shade with a subtle shimmer, and Wisdom is a neutral taupe with a slight undertone of grey/purple. I love both of these! They’re extremely easy to blend, plus they can look more sheer like a watercolor by applying them to bare skin, or much richer and opaque when applied over a thin layer of the Cream Foundation (used as a primer on the lids).
I can easily even out my skintone and prime my lids, brighten my cheeks, give my lips a little color and sheen, and define my eyes all with this one palette. All of the colors I chose work beautifully with my skintone and blend out so easily – again, ideal for quick applications! The beauty of these products is that the intensity can be built up for more dramatic looks as well, which is the brilliance of the whole Kjaer Weis line. The final effect is totally up to you!
The one product that isn’t housed in the Collectors Kit is the translucent powder. I almost always use a setting powder because I tend to get shiny through my t-zone as the day wears on. This powder in particular is incredibly fine milled and brightens the skin. It does a fantastic job of controlling oil throughout the day and has a blurring effect making my pores look invisible. It’s made with kaolin clay as well as rice powder which absorb excess oils on the skin. Interestingly, this pressed powder is made with several oils too which keeps it from feeling drying on the skin.
All that’s left to add in my routine is a few swipes of mascara and a brow product and I’m ready for the day!
*Note, some products gifted, some purchased. I love Kjaer Weis and highly recommend it if you’re switching to clean beauty or looking for luxury beauty products!