Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush is Abundantly AWESOME!!!

Kjaer Weis Abundance

Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush

The first time I tried Kjaer Weis products I knew I was headed down a dangerous path. Let’s be honest, this is not the most budget-friendly brand on the market. However, I can honestly say, I could let go of over half of my collection and be completely content with using KW products. The amazing packaging, rich texture and natural/organic composition makes this brand a stand-out IMHO. My latest acquisition has solidified my feelings. To quote the Sugar Hill Gang (I’m I revealing my age?), “I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast,” but Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush ($56 USD for compact and blush/$32 USD for blush only) is some seriously awesome toast. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

  • Abundance is described as a “plummy taupe with an iridescent finish.”  This is pretty much exactly what I see when I look at Abundance in the pan.  However, on my skin, the color morphs more into a deep rose bronze with a subtle satiny glow.  The formula seamlessly glides over skin and becomes one with the skin, similar in finish to an airbrush application…Gorgeous!
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Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush used as an eyeshadow with black liner.

Kjaer Weis Abundance

Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush used as a blush and eyeshadow, with KW Radiance Highlighter.

  • As with all Kjaer Weis products, the natural/organic ingredients makes this offering suitable to be used on the eyes, face and lips.  For the above photos (in my best Vogue position possible), Abundance was utilized as a blush and eyeshadow.  Over my excessively dry skin, Abundance Cream Blush lasted perfectly for 8 hours with slight fading thereafter.  On the lids, the color remained in full bloom all day (over a primer) without any fading or creasing.
  • For the purpose of this post, I reapplied Abundance in the late evening, just to see how well the formula would apply over an existing layer.  I am pleased to announce, not only was the application effortless, but the overall results were smooth and seamless.
  • My preferred “tools” of choice to apply this product are my fingers.  Even though the consistency is ridiculously creamy and light, I find the natural warmth of fingers pick-up just right amount of pigment, and help blend the color on the skin beautifully.  In addition, when paired with Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter (reviewed here), the effect was natural and luminous.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush.

Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush with Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter.

  • For the above photo, Abundance was paired with a more dramatic makeup look–hence substantiating the versatility of this gem.  Light-medium/medium skins can easily sport this color with any look.  KW recommends darker skins use Abundance as a highlighter.
  • Bear in mind, everyone’s body chemistry and coloring will vary, altering the end results. The number of reviews on this particular color fluctuate, from absolute adoration to overall confusion over the unique color blend.  There is no confusion here…this shade is utterly fabulous!  🙂
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Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush.

Kjaer Weis Abundance

Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush ingredent list.

Kjaer Weis Abundance

Photo taken with flash:
Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush under warm running water for 2.5 minutes.

  • This packaging sends me.  The heft, refillable design, finish, and magnetic swivel opening are all top-notch as stated in my previous reviews.
  • Abundance Cream Blush is composed of 95% organic ingredients, no artificial/harmful chemicals, no animal testing and Italian-made.  Does it get any better?
  • As a final note, notice how impressive Abundance held-up under warm running water for 2½ minutes–all the while remaining vibrant and intact.

See what other lovely beauty bloggers are saying about Abundance:

  • Gaia from The Non-Blonde (here).
  • Taylor from My Lucite Dreams (here).

**Kjaer Weis Cosmetics can be purchased at Beautybar.com (my favorite), Beautylish.com, Spiritbeautylounge.com and Kajaerweis.com.**

**For a limited time, Beautybar.com is offering $25 off $100 purchase with code: BBSPRING15**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush is one of my favorite cream blushes. Admittedly, the organic composition is what makes this line so incredibly appealing, but the amazing performance and colors are what keep me coming back for more.  Similar to Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight, this blush is f-l-y.  🙂  Until next time, be well stay safe and be happy.

For your sensory pleasure, grab a special someone and get down to one of the best songs ever penned–Word, you know it.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.  SugarHill Gang Rapper’s Delight video is courtesy of UniversalIndependent on Youtube.

Things I Have Been Loving: Volume 3.

Things I Have Been Loving:

Things I Have Been Loving.

I don’t know about anyone else, but the ridiculously cold weather has transformed my outdoorsy nature, and reduced it to hermit status.  I have absolutely no desire to brave the cold temperatures; unnecessary stops (aka: department store detours) have been temporarily ceased.  As a result, instead of impulsively buying more makeup, I have decided to “shop my stash” and pair some of my newest acquisitions with some old reliable(s).  I hope you enjoy this edition of Things I Have Been Loving.

Things I Have Been Loving: Kjaer Weis Magnetic

Things I Have Been Loving:
Kjaer Weis Magnetic topped with Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow 9 Gold.

 Kjaer Weis Divine Eyeshadow

Things I Have Been Loving:
Kjaer Weis Divine Eyeshadow topped with Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow 9 Gold.

  • Kjaer Weis Magnetic and Divine Eyeshadows have become a bit of an obsession.  Rather than ignoring my other silicone lovelies, I decided pairing them would be the most logical solution.
  • Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow 9 Gold applies beautifully on top of Magnetic and Divine eyeshadows, giving the normally conservative duo a bit of pizzaz.
  • Guerlain 02 Bleu Outremer has also been used faithfully since its purchase.  The deep navy liner adds an elegant touch to all my looks and the hassle-free removal at night makes this gem even more alluring.
  • Billy B #12 Brush works beautifully with KW shadows to apply my outer “v” color with blended precision.
  • Trish McEvoy #29 Tapered Brush has been in my collection for years.  This brush is not the softest around, but the perfectly tapered head is ideal for applying and smoking out just the right amount of color to my lower lash line, using minimal effort.
Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter .

Things I Have Been Loving:
Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter used as an eyeshadow with MAC Uninterrupted on the lower lash line.

  • Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter has been used as a cheek highlighter, an inner corner highlighter and an illuminating stand alone eyeshadow. The 95% organic ingredients and fantastic wear has morphed me into a KW groupie 🙂
  • MAC Uninterrupted has been in my collection for three years.  This warm sepia color looks amazing when worn on the lower lash line, as a stand alone color on the mobile lid, and in the crease.  Frankly, this is one eyeshadow that can do it all and look amazing against any eye color.
  • Waxelene is a wonderful all natural/organic petroleum jelly alternative.  This wonderful product was brought to my attention by, Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog (here).  Her honest and detail reviews are always filled with the most helpful tips.  For instance, did you know you can use Waxelene to help press pigments?  No?  Well, Olivia has shown us the light (here).  Personally, this jar was purchased with the intent to relieve dry skin on my legs.  Not only does it work beautifully on the entire body, but I have also used this emollient wonder as a facial moisturizer (in moderation). This product is very similar to Egyptian Magic, without the overly hard texture and inflated price.
  • MAC Cosmetics Pro Palette Single is sturdy and reasonably priced.  At $8 USD, this customizable palette houses my powder foundation, eyeshadows and powder highlighter–a steal considering the competitor’s product is almost 3x as much and made from cardboard.
Essie Topless and Barefoot brush

Things I Have Been Loving:
Essie Topless and Barefoot brush switched for a Wet N Wild Megalast brush.

Essie Topless and Barefoot

Essie Topless and Barefoot with WnW top (taken in natural light).

Essie Topless and Barefoot

Essie Topless and Barefoot with WnW top (taken with flash).

  • Essie Topless and Barefoot has been used approximately twice in the past two years.  The thin brush and thick formula never really worked well together to give an even application on my wide nail beds. However, since I decided to change the brush head for a wider more substantial brush, like the one found on Wet n Wild Megalast polishes, application is fast and easy.  This opaque color levels out beautifully by the second coat, giving professional looking results.  Even though Topless and Barefoot chips within two days, I love the clean refined look this shade gives the hands.  Removal is a breeze (as with all light polishes) and a fresh manicure can be achieved in no time–thanks to the thicker brush.
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Things I Have Been Loving in Action.

Shiseido and Girlactik

Things I Have Been Loving:
Girlactik Demure Matte Lip Paint topped with Shiseido RD203 Lacquer Rouge.

  • YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush light mousse-like texture gives the most realistic flush to the cheeks.  Should you require a long-lasting “cream” blush, then look no further than this product.
  • Girlactik Demure Matte Lip Paint is just as important in my collection as her equally beguiling sister, Allure.  Both colors have freed me from ever having to wear lipliner.  Demure looks amazing on her own and especially paired with RD203.
  • Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203 is my perfect “nude” lip shade.  This particular tube has been in my collection for three years and it’s still going strong.  When paired with Demure, the results are flattering against my olive complexion.  Both RD203 and RD702 (mid-tone red-brown) bond with Demure and last well over the five-hour mark, all the while, remaining glossy and hydrating on the lips. Why I ever turn my back on these, I will never know.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you some of these products have proven themselves to be rather dependable in my life. When paired with some newbies, the results are even better.  In the meanwhile, I’m off to photograph and test some new Kjaer Weis blushes that were generously gifted to me by my husband.  Will they perform as well as YSL #11?  Stay tuned.  Until next time, be well, stay safe, be happy and warm 🙂

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Here Comes the Sun with Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter.

Lately, there are very few things I deem worthy of purchasing.  My reviews have diminished not due to lack of interest in makeup, but simply because I have had moments of, “been-there-done-that” pertaining to many of the new mainstream collections.  However, such is not the case with Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter ($56 USD/3.5g for compact and highlighter/ $32 for refill).  This brand has synergistically hit all the right notes in my book. The natural/organic ingredients, superb packaging, amazing formula and wear just does not get any better 🙂

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Radiance Highlighter and Divine Eyeshadow.

Kjaer Weis Radiance

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter.

Kjaer Weis Radiance .

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter swivels open to reveal a mirror-like surface.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter Packaging:

  • As with all Kjaer Weis products, the presentation is truly outstanding.  The hefty metal compact is enclosed in a thick cardboard box, made to resemble faux leather.
  • Sleek magnetic compact swivels open full circle.
  • High polish chrome finish can be used as a mirror for touch-ups during the day.
  • Compact can also house KW blush refills.  All KW products can be purchased in refillable pan form to save on the expense of the compact ($23).
  • When compared to its eyeshadow comrade, Radiance Highlighter Compact is more substantial and makes an impressive statement.  I’m beyond thrilled with the purchase of this compact.
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Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter swatch.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter swatch.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter swatch.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter swatch.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter Formula:

  • The feather light texture and drier consistency makes this suitable for all skin types.  If RMS Living Luminizer was too emollient for your tastes, this could very well be the perfect natural remedy.
  • Formulated without Coconut Oil.
  • Made in Italy with 95% of the ingredients organically grown.
  • The slight lavender undertones exudes a subtle warmth that combines beautifully with the silver pearl (mica); a pairing that is rather flattering against my olive complexion.
  • Due to the soft cream base and abundance of mica particles, minimal product is needed to achieve desired results.
  • For some reason, Radiance looks particularly striking when paired with cream blush formulas.
  • Lasts amazingly well on my dry skin, with minor fading by the end of a 12 hour day (this may vary on oiler skins).  Despite its impressive longevity, Radiance does not fully set, therefore, resist the urge to touch your face. 
  • Lasts 10 hours (over a primer) when applied as an eyeshadow, without creasing or color transfer to the orbital bone area.
  • If applied heavily, the substantial pearl in the formula builds up quickly and can appear too stark against medium/darker skins–less is best.
Kjaer Weis Radiance and Magnetic

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter worn on the tops of the cheek bones with YSL 11 Baby Doll Kiss and Blush cream blush.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter and Divine Eyeshadow.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter worn on the mobile lid and inner corner with Divine Eyeshadow.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highligter .

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highligter used as a stand alone eyeshadow with Magnetic  Eyeshadow.

Application of Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter:

  • My preferred method of application is achieved by swirling my ring finger in the pan and lightly tapping Radiance on the skin.
  • Radiance blends easily on bare skin and over powder foundation.
  • When applied as an eyeshadow, fingers work best using light tapping motions. A small synthetic brush (Billy B #12) was used to place Radiance on the inner corner of the eyes.
  • Radiance does not settle into pores or fine lines. However, as with all highlighting products, a light touch is highly recommended to avoid looking overdone.

Cream Highlighter Comparison:

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Cream Highlighter Comparisons without flash.

Cream Highlighter Comparisons

Cream Highlighter Comparisons with flash.

  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is sheer and paler in color than KW Radiance.  The organic coconut oil based formula solidifies during the cooler months.  On my dry skin, this is lovely, however, the emollient nature has been known to look too greasy on oiler skins.  In addition, some people are allergic to Coconut Oil.
  • Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter has a balance of cool and warm properties.  This organic formula stays true to its creamy composition in any season and the longevity is remarkable.
  • Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse is a fabulous highlighter and obviously warmer than all the others.  This chemically based formula does not budge once it has set.
  • Edward Bess Sunlight is more golden than KW Radiance.  This is a wonderful highlighter as well, but the packaging and price/amount ratio pales in comparison to KW.
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Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter ingredient list.

Kjaer Weis Radiance

Full Face wearing Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter on the cheeks and as an eyeshadow, along with KW Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows.

See what other lovely beauty bloggers are saying about this product:

  • Gaia from the Non-Blonde (here)
  • Lilly from Genuine Glow (here)

Kjaer Weis Cosmetics are sold online at kjaerweis.com, beautybar.com (where I purchased mine), net-a-porter.com, spiritbeautylounge.com, and beautylish.com.

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THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious–Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter is one of the best products I have come across.  The versatility of this organic gem is unsurpassed.  Do I recommend this investment? Wholeheartedly, indubitably, undoubtably, irrefutably…YES!!  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.