I’m often asked for my favourite organic make-up products, and Kjaer Weis’ Cream Foundation pops up a lot; it is one of my go-to products for sure when I’m doing make-up. I’ve mentioned it on here before but thought it was high time for a more in-depth post!
I first bought one to try for myself when it came out a few years ago now I think. I remember liking it a lot – the colour was great for me and the texture worked too. I didn’t buy it initially for my kit because I think I was using a few things up, and let’s be honest it’s not the cheapest. The foundation and compact is £51 and then refills are £30. I actually bought the refill to try it which is a lot more economical – but not a great idea if you want to take it out with you in your make-up bag! The refill idea is brilliant, and once you have made that initial investment of the compact, which is beautiful by the way, the price is a lot kinder on your wallet. For us make-up artists the refill idea is perfect, we can make our own custom palettes which is something that always makes us happy! Of course, even if the foundation is for your own personal use, you could make your own palette.
It was only early last year that I finally invested in some for my kit – I wish I had done it sooner! I’ve used them so much since and am gradually adding more colours to my palette.
(this is from last year and there is a newer darker colour since!)
A few people have said its a little dry on its own and hasn’t worked for their skin types. I’ve found that prepping skin very well beforehand can help with application, an oil for example can make the foundation glide onto skin. I like that it is a slightly drier texture as it gives it a bit more scope on how to use it. I always tend to mix it in with something else to make it a bit more fluid and then use it ‘neat’ where I want fuller coverage. Vapour Organic Beauty’s Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector is a favourite mixer as it makes it a bit more luminous but any lightweight moisturiser would work really well too.
The colour range is also great and getting wider… here is a swatch I did courtesy of Content Beauty….
and then in a slightly bluer light…
They are one of the few ranges to have some darker colours – I LOVE this image from the Kjaer Weis website –
Ingredients – Mica, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Cera Alba*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Talc, Gallic Acid
May Contain +/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491(Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides)
Have you tried it – what do you think?