If you search through my blog, you’ll be able to see that I really started loving Kjaer Weis when I tried their cream blush. I’d always loved their packaging, but their lipsticks were a touch dry for me & their lip tints are too small for me to justify their price. I’ve since come around on KW Red (bold lips & a matte finish just feels more secure to me!) and their foundation is my current everyday staple. Based on price alone, I was really unsure I was going to like their eyeshadows. I even held off buying them because they have a base of talc, but I finally gave in to curiosity, so here we are.
Kjaer Weis are CCPB Certified Natural. Of the agriculturally derived ingredients in this product, a minimum 70% comes from organic farming. Like most of their products, they have 30 months expiry before opening and they last 12 months after opening. It’s $45.00 USD for the full product, $27.00 USD for just the refill. In Australia we pay $39.00 AUD for the refill alone or $64.00 AUD for the compact.
I was really worried that talc is the first ingredient, but Kjaer Weis guarantees that theirs is not combined with other synthetic powders. I often have issues with talc but so far I haven’t had any with their products.
I have used many eyeshadows which end up looking powdery on my eyes, even though I have oily eyelids. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect with these, but the first time I used them I was quite surprised. They are so pigmented, even with the slightest dip of the eyeshadow brush.
Magnetic & Green Depth
They also blend out so easily, but then you can go in again and again to build up depth without it ever looking cakey. Another thing, even on bare lids, they just meld so effortlessly with my skin. There’s no powdery finish and no sitting on top unnaturally.
Pictured here, Magnetic looks a little lighter in the pan but it definitely applies darker as seen in the swatch above. This is a great colour for building colour in the crease because it can be sheered out to be a lighter transition shade and then built upon. I really like that this eyeshadow is so easy to use, without being patchy but still with great colour payoff.
You can definitely see the gold shimmer but it is very easily buffed away. Green Depth is a little harder to work with, it’s better to pack the colour on if you want full opacity. It can look patchy if you don’t layer properly. You’ll end up with a deep, sultry green with golden glitter shifts when the light hits it.
Let me tell you straight up, I would never pay $64.00 AUD for eyeshadow, even if the compact is of the same quality as the rest. I bought these for half off and even then it was a little painful considering my eyeshadow skills are quite pitiful! I love a one and done shimmery shade on my eyes and that’s when I’m putting in effort! That said, after seeing how these perform, I really want the shades Grace and Generosity. These are my favourite eyeshadows that I’ve tried so far.
Foundation: Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Subtlety & Velvety
Blush: Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Desired Glow
Lipstick: Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Brilliant
Eyeshadow: Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Green Depth
Eyeliner: Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil in Black
Mascara: W3LL People Expressionist Volumizing Mascara in Black
Eyebrows: Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil in Black & W3LL People Expressionist Brow Gel in Dark Brown
Purchase here: Official website