When I decided to make the switch to organic makeup I was really worried about foundation. I had tried mineral powder foundations in the past and hated them. Luckily I found the wonderful green beauty community on Instagram and I discovered so many amazing natural brands. ‘Quality over Quantity’ is my new motto so when it came to selecting a natural foundation, I went for the creme de la creme – the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation.
The Kjaer Weis cream foundation features a silky, creamy texture that leaves a poreless, porcelain finish. It was created to provide easy, buildable coverage. Apply just a little bit for a translucent look, or layer on more to cover signs of rosacea and acne.
The Cream Foundation, available in five shades. As with all KW products, the initial purchase includes the signature silver KW compact, and is meant to be re-used with the Kjaer Weis refill system.
I love that all Kjaer Weis packaging is re-usable and recyclable. Its a great initiative and I hope other brands follow suit. I was tempted to buy the refill instead of the compact in case the foundation didn’t work for me but I wasn’t sure if the foundation would spoil if it wasn’t stored correctly. I bought the compact and I’m really glad I did. The case is stunning and super luxurious. When I first picked it up it felt so heavy and expensive. I love that it has a mirror and it’s durable case makes it perfect for travel or touch ups on a night out.
I use the shade ‘Silken’ which is for light skin with yellow undertones.
The foundation is super concentrated so you need to prep your skin with a heavy moistuiser or an oil to blend it properly. If I use my normal moistuiser, the foundation clings to any dry skin, sits on the skin and highlights my pores.
I use my fingers to apply and find it gives me a really natural look. You could also use a foundation brush, kabuki brush or a beauty blender.
The first time I used this I was so impressed with the coverage. With the right base you can get light coverage or build it up to full while still looking quite natural. I find it covers my freckles and redness really well but it isn’t great with my red and purple acne hyperpigmentation. It does provide some coverage but no foundation has ever covered them completely.
After application I am left with a little bit of shine and I use my Lily Lolo Matte Translucent Powder over the top which leaves me with a natural, dewy finish. With or without the powder the foundation does go shiny on my face after a 3 or 4 hours of hours but I have oily skin so this is no surprise.
Like with most foundations you do need to do some experimenting with the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation to get it to work for you. If I use too much oil as a base, my face looks shiny and oily. If I don’t use enough the foundation clings to dry skin. I make sure I exfoliate my skin before application it to combat this. Every product has pro’s and con’s. There is no perfect foundation that looks flawless and stays perfect all day.
The initial investment with the compact does seem a little hefty. In Australia it is $94 but when I checked the exchange rates, it worked out to be the same price in America. Once you make the investment, it will cost $54 for refills which is about the average price for a foundation. I was shocked when I saw it only contains 7.5ml of product. Most foundations are about 30ml but as this is super concentrated and pigmented, you need less so it works out about the same anyway.
I feel confident that the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation will work for most skin types and if you own it and don’t think it works for you – try different application methods and experiment with different moisturisers, oils or primers. If your on the fence about purchasing – do it. You wont be disappointed.
*Update: After a few months of use I found the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation breaks me out. I suspect it is the coconut oil that is causing this. I highly recommend purchasing a sample or refill first to make sure it works for your skin before investing in the compact.
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