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.

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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.
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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.

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Kjaer Weis Abundance Cream Blush ingredent list.

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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.

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

*****For a limited time Beautybar.com is offering $15 off $75 /$35 off $150 with code BBLOVE. *****

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.

Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows review and swatches.

Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic

Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows.

Personally, natural cosmetics are the Crudités at a dinner party; you know they are good for you, but the presentation (packaging) and the taste (performance) leaves something to be desired.  There is no denying the rise in demand for more naturally based beauty products; however, the majority of those cosmetics are underwhelming to say the least–that is until, Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows ($45 USD for compact and shadow/ 1.2g) came into my life.  These two little darlings not only changed the way I perceived natural cosmetics, but their performance and outstanding presentation could easily rival their chemically derived competitors.  According to KW website:

Kjær Weis is a visionary and forward thinking cosmetics line created by Danish-born, New York-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjær Weis. It’s a brand that recognizes health and beauty equally.

“Ultimately what I wanted to achieve was an alternative that fused beautiful color, texture and design with organic non-harmful formulas. I think it’s the way forward.”

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Kjaer Weis Divine Eyeshadow compact.

Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow

Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow compact.

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Kjaer Weis Magnetic and Divine Eyeshadow swatches.

The Pros to Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows:

  1. Divine is a gorgeous deep gray that applies sheerly, but easily builds up to the deepest hue (as seen in the swatches).
  2. Magnetic is a golden brown color which is quite pigmented from the get-go.  It makes an amazing all over lid color and melds beautifully in the crease for added depth and dimension.
  3. Soft satin finish is quite flattering on all skins.
  4. Smooth texture applies like butter and instantly binds to the skin.
  5. No color fallout–YAY!
  6. When worn over a primer (Nars), both colors lasted 12 hours without any fading.
  7. All KW products can be purchased in refillable form to be placed in a palette of one’s choosing.
  8. Their “refillable system” is a cost-effective way to save on the overall expense and unnecessary packaging.
  9. Extraordinary hefty metal magnetic compact swivels open (full circle).  The white KW enameled logo is unique amongst any brand.
  10. NO artificial ingredients, such as petroleum, parabens, artificial coloring and fragrance, petrochemical emulsifiers.
  11. “A minimum 70% of the [ingredients] comes from organic farming.”
  12. Some of the ingredients include:  “Bamboo: Rich in natural silicone, extremely important in the synthesis of collagen in the connective tissue.
    Honeysuckle Extract: Antibacterial, nature’s own preservative.
    Gardenia Florida Extract: Antioxidant.”
  13. NOT tested on animals.
  14. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows: 

  1. Despite the amazing packaging, the single compact format is not the most practical for travel–I would have preferred a quad compact offering instead.
  2. Compact is a fingerprint magnet.  For the price, a soft cleaning cloth/pouch could have been included.
  3. Due to the soft nature of the formula, powder kick-up is inevitable.  Do not press your brush too firmly in the pan.
  4. Not readily available in many retail locations.
  5. Refill costs $25-27 and compact is sold separately for $18.  I purchased one compact pre-filled with Divine and one refillable pan with Magnetic.  For everyday use, both colors are stored in my MAC palette.
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Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow compact.

Ms. Weis hired famed creative designer extraordinaire Marc Atlan (read more here), to conceptualize the brand’s distinctive metal packaging and branding.  Mr. Atlan’s clients include: David Beckham, Cartier, Dior, YSL Beauty, Helmut Lang, H&M, etc..  It goes without saying, the hefty price-tag, is due in large part to the aesthetic casing that has become synonymous with higher-end cosmetics.  This is not your ordinary everyday eyeshadow compact, but a piece of art 🙂

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Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow compact.

The weighty top cover, swivels open to reveal a mirror-like surface underneath. The highly polished chrome finish does work nicely in a pinch, but the resulting reflection is a bit hazy.

Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow ingredients.

Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow ingredients.

Amongst all Kjaer Weis organic products, her eyeshadows are not *Certified Organic, rather they are classified as *Certified Natural.  According to KW, some mineral ingredients are grown in areas that are unsupervised (aka: the wild) and therefore, cannot comply to strict organic regulations.  KW website conveniently discloses, in complete detail, all of the ingredients used in all the products; giving the consumer complete autonomy to make their own judgements/decisions (here).

Comparison Eyeshadow Sizes.

Comparison Eyeshadow Sizes.

Personally, I was taken aback to see just how small my little Divine pan compared to other mainstream brands.  However, I do see the brilliance in using such small pans–they fit in any palette, utilizing minimum space.

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Wearing Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows.

For the above photo, Divine was applied all over the lid with Magnetic in the crease and under the lower lash line.

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Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows.

Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic

Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic Eyeshadows.

For the above photos, Magnetic was placed all over the lid and lower lash line, with Divine used in the outer “v” and slightly in the crease.  As a side note, I did pair Giorgio Armani 9 Gold with Magnetic and the results were AMAZING!!   A look to be shown at another time.   🙂

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

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

Makeup would tell you Kjaer Weis Divine and Magnetic eyeshadows are simply divine 🙂  I know a rather obvious description, but a more appropriate word could not have been used.  This is definitely a line that has spared no expense and every detail, down to the faux leather outer box, is simply exquisite.  Am I hooked?  Oh yeah..needless to say, the glistening inner corner and cheek highlighter, in the photos, is none other than KW Radiance Highlighter; however, we will save that story for another day 🙂   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.