Sun is out, make-up is out! June is here, and so is our latest write-up on beauty. Whether you are an advocate of free-from beauty products and a green beauty expert, or just wandered into this ever lush territory for the first time, you may face some difficulties finding the right substitute for your fave Mac lipstick or YSL mascara. We get it ladies, it is not easy to say goodbye to our tried and tested warpaint, but fear no more! We are here to give you a lowdown on our current high-end favourites. Do you think natural beauty products are lower quality than their regular peers? Then keep on reading, and let us surprise you!
Kjaer Weis - The Queen of Eco-Lux
We love the Danish born, and currently New York based M.U.A. Kirsten Kjaer Weis, who is well known for her lit from within, sophisticated looks featured in Vogue, ELLE and Marie Claire. Finding high quality natural or organic (yes ladies, those two are not the same) make-up products is not as much of a challenge as it used to be, but not all of them can boast to be embellished with a packaging designed by Marc Atlan, who has worked with brands such as Comme des Garcon, Dior, Helmut Lang, and many more.
Tom Ford who?
Can it get any better than this? Despite our expertise, we have hardly come across a more beautifully designed make-up packaging than this one. As featured, a blush, a lip tint and an eyeshadow compact, are all made from a metal, called Zamac, so if you are one for the love of heavy luxury (in all sense) then you won’t be disappointed. By the way, if you are familiar with the luxury make-up scene, then you must have come across Tom Ford’s name. He is currently one of the most referred to brands on the scene, but after feeling the sleek cold metal of Kajer Weis, there is only one question remaining: who is Tom Ford?
A Flashback to the 1920’s
Each compact slides open sideways and the system is reminiscent of the design of makeup cases made in the 1920’s, but this is not all! These gorgeous pieces are refillable and here is when the term eco-lux is really starting to make sense. This means, you only need to buy these cuties once and then whenever you run out, just get the refill, no more plastics, no more waste. Still not convinced?
Don’t worry if your heart doesn’t beat faster by the look of this make up, this brand does not only look beautiful, but also performs well, because who cares about all the fancilicious wrap around if your fresh rosy cheeks can’t conquer the hearts longer than three hours? The products themselves are certified organic, produced in Italy to the highest standards, and low and behold, as glamorous as it sounds, they perform equally amazingly well when it comes to staying power. All in all, Kjaer Weis is turning heads in the beauty world, and it is no wonder that stars like Angelina Jolie, Christy Turlington and Calista Flockhart all keep a little bit of KW in their stash.
Who is it for?
For the weight champions - keen on weighty luxury products
For the performance enthusiasts - lasts for hours without caking
For the organic beauty queens - all products are either 95% organic or 100% natural
For design fanatics - from the designer of Helmut Lang, Dior and Comme des Garcon
Wide variety of colours for different skin tones
Cream based products for that dewy look
- As much as we adore the exquisite packaging, it is not very practical when on the go, unless you are fine with feeling the weight of luxury on your shoulders.
Have these products sparked up some questions in you?
Have you tried Kjaer Weis before?
Do you have a recommendation for next month's edit?
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Written by Zsófia Krémer