Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kjaer Weis Newness + the Solution for Second Day Hair

Above: Kjaer Weis gems, resplendent in the sunlight.
The Kjaer Weis line (available at BeautylishNet-A-PorterSpirit Beauty Lounge and Beauty Bar) possesses a gorgeous duality of form and function; from the weighty, streamlined metal cases to the stunning, all-natural, skin-friendly, pigmented creams and powders they house, each product feels like a precious gem, just waiting to be unearthed (KW cream foundation review HERE). Designed by Danish-born, NY-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, this line takes sustainable beauty (most products are refillable, thereby drastically reducing waste) to an unprecedented level of organic high performance!  I recently had the pleasure of trying some new releases from the spring collection alongside a couple of staples in classic shades.  

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches, images of the Kjaer Weis line in action AND the latest solution for second day hair, courtesy of Sally Hershberger as well as the Bottom Line... 
Above: What a delight to finally meet Kirsten Kjaer Weis in person last month at the chic Violet Grey boutique. 
Above: Kjaer Weis Lip Tints in Amazed, Rapture and Beloved.
The *Kjaer Weis Lip Tints, which come in 10 shades, feature a creamy, moisturizing, buildable texture that imparts a lovely, pigmented-saturated sheen on the lips.  One layer creates a sheer, gossamer veil, while an additional coat or two yields nearly full opacity.  My lips feel nourished, balanced and the glowing finish impressively lasts for hours!
  • Amazed is a silky lilac that pale pink and nude lovers will adore.
  • Rapture is a fuchsia-meets-red for a bright pop of color.
  • Beloved is a sheer grape for a dark neutral effect.

Ingredients: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil* , caprylic/capric triglyceride, euphobia cerifera (candelilla) wax, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, zea mays (corn) starch*, cera alba (beeswax)*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, gardenia florida fruit extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil*, ammonium glycyrrhizate, non-gmo tocopheryl acetate (nature-identical), limonene**. - See more at: http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com/kjaer-weis-lip-tint-compact.html#sthash.3LlV8lQi.dpuf



Above: The Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Wisdom.
I must admit,  I was beyond shocked by the uber-pigmented blissfully taupe wonder, otherwise known as the *Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Wisdom. This finely-milled, velvety smooth formula glides over lids with radiant richness, leaving a neutral taupe wash in its wake.  No creasing, no fallout, just ultra-flattering depth that would compliment a spectrum of eye colors.  Wisdom is truly a standout and definitely an excellent foray into the Kjaer Weis line!

Ingredients: talc, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) stem powder, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, non-gmo tocopheryl acetate (nature-identical),gardenia florida (gardenia) fruit extract, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, zinc stearate. 
Above: A Wisdom close up.
Above: A swatch of Wisdom in direct sunlight...so velvety and pigmented.
Above: The Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Joyful.
Finally, the *Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Joyful is just that...unadulterated, unmitigated joy!  This cheery peach-meets-coral shade is just right for the apples of the cheeks...a touch of luminosity and a pinch of color instantly brighten the face without overpowering one's features.  The formula leaves skin dewy but also remarkably stays in place for hours without pooling or creasing...Kirsten Kjaer Weis most certainly knew what she was doing when she created her eponymous line.

Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, zea may (corn) starch, cera alba (beeswax), copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, ammonium glycyrrhizate, (non-gmo) tocopheryl acetate, 
vanilla planifolia (vanilla) fruit extract.

Above: Joyful is a creamy peach-meets-coral that creates a flush of color and a touch of luminosity.
Above: A swatch of Joyful in direct sunlight.
Above: The 24K Sally Hershberger Supreme Stylist Voluminous Dry Shampoo 
Onto the second day hair solution...the *24K Sally Hershberger Supreme Stylist Voluminous Dry Shampoo is all sorts of incredible.  Although I concede that dry shampoo allows me to extend the length of a hairwash, one of my least favorite things about dry shampoo in general is the powdery finish and lemony scent.  Enter 24K...this aerosol is nearly invisible and, when sprayed at the roots, creates the most magnificent volume, ultimately making my second-day hair look and feel fluffy, bouncy and fresh. In some ways, the decidedly non-lemony scent reminds me of my beloved Oribe Gold Lust haircare...it's intoxicatingly sophisticated.  Talk about a brilliant time saver!

Official details, courtesy of Sephora

What it is:
A waterless spray featuring natural keratin and glycerin to shape, energize, and prolong style for buildable volume with no powdery residue. 

What it is formulated to do:
Supreme Stylist Voluminous Dry Shampoo energizes hair and prolongs style. It creates brushable texture with lasting, flexible hold and buildable volume—minus the powdery residue. Hydrolized keratin moisturizes, strengthens, and conditions while wheat protein provides strength. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
“24K Supreme Stylist transforms dry shampoo to a genius styling tool. It is my go-to for major volume and texture."—Sally Hershberger

Hydrolized Wheat Protein: Provides strength and body.
-Hi-tech Co-polymers: Deliver flexible hold without residue.
-Hydrolized Keratin: Moisturizes, strengthens, and conditions. 
-Caffeine: Stimulates hair at the roots, boosting strength and manageability.

Ingredients: Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., VP/VA Copolymer, Zeolite, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Benzophenone-4, Glycerin, Caffeine, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Fragrance.

Above: 24K Sally Hershberger truly revitalizes second (and third, and fourth) day hair! 
The following images reflect all products (Kjaer Weis Wisdom on the eyes, Joyful on the Cheeks and Amazed on the lips as well as a healthy dose of 24K in my actual, second day hair) in action in various lighting situations...




Above: The power of Kjaer Weis Wisdom. 




Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: Kjaer Weis (available at Beautylish, Net-A-Porter, Spirit Beauty Lounge and Beauty Bar) is pure organic luxury; if you have been in the market for highly effective, "do no harm" beauty, then I implore you to give this gem of a line a try!  Additionally, the new Sally Hershberger 24K dry shampoo is divine...the scent is fresh and the lack of powdery finish allows me to embrace this formula on a regular basis.  Second day hair never looked so good!

Good things ahead, including a skincare routine update, new lip color, a FOTD and, dare I say it, a May Favorites video (where did the month go?)!

I hope your week is going well thus far...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 
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4 comments:

  1. I adore the KW cream blushes. I also recently picked up Beloved and am in love! I have not tried the eyeshadows but this one is stunning. What a gorgeous neutral shade, would be perfect for daytime xx
    The Beauty Bloss

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    1. Aren't they dreamy?! I highly recommend the eyeshadow...such a versatile shade!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Tequila MockingbirdMay 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    > In some ways, the decidedly non-lemony scent reminds me of my beloved Oribe Gold Lust haircare

    Not sure if this is true or not, but I heard that Creed Fragrances was consulted in creating the scent(s) for the Oribe hair care line. They've been around at least as long as Guerlain, so it makes sense anything from or inspired by a Creed-based fragrance is awesome.

    Also, the founder's Scandinavian-ness is showing through the utilitarian yet sophisticated design of the makeup packaging.

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    1. Ahh...love that tidbit, TM! I wouldn't doubt the Oribe-Creed connection!

      Yes, the aesthetics of this line are so Scandinavian...clean, streamlined, stunning, yet, entirely pragmatic!

      Hope your week is going well...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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