Skin is the largest organ in the human body, we have been told this so much that we probably say this in our sleep at this point right?
I had been working on my health and overall wellness for about two years when it finally dawned on me, what the heck was I putting on my face everyday? More importantly, what chemicals and nasties were being absorbed through my skin when I was working to hard to make sure I wasn’t eating those very things.
I put this off for a while, because let’s face it, who doesn’t love walking into Sephora or Barneys or Saks and playing with the luxurious makeup that smells so nice and looks so pretty. Two yeas ago, I would say it was a bit harder to find a luxurious all natural organic brand. The “green brands” were just that, very green, more about being green that the performance, and definitely NOT luxurious, packaging was lacking. Yes, there was RMS and I had tried that, but it didn’t work for me as foundation (I love RMS but I have very dry skin so I need something very moisturizing. I am always battling makeup looking like it is just sitting on my skin and emphasizing fine lines…ugh!). . There is nothing I hate more than a matte face, or ever worse, a powdery dry looking one.
I digress, I stumbled upon a brand called Kjaer Weis. The reviews were so-so to be honest (now looking back, I think the people that were giving it bad reviews didn’t prep their skin properly, majorly important). Kjaer Weis is absolutely the most luxurious and glamorous organic makeup lines out there (today that is, maybe something new will come along soon). If you are looking to dive into the all natural, green, organic world of makeup, I would suggest trying this, you do not have to sacrifice anything here.
I dove in with the foundation in the shade Just Sheer, yes it is pricey at $68 but it is worth it. From the packaging to the product, it is A class. Additionally, the compact is refillable so after the initial investment the price drops when you just have to buy a refill. Let’s QUICKLY touch on the packaging, sleek, glossy and high quality. Well done! One draw back, it is HEAVY. Heavy as in I avoid carrying it around with me because it definitely adds to my bag. It also is hard to keep clean and free of fingerprints (which is a pet peeve of mine).
So the product itself? I am beyond impressed. This is a gorgeous full coverage foundation. It also can be used as a concealer and eyeshadow primer. The color match for me in Just Sheer is perfect and I was honestly in shock from the coverage and the level of flawless-ness (is that a word?) it gave to my skin. My skin was smooth, zero redness, and glowey. I ordered mine from The Detox Market, one of my favorite places on the internet! If you sign up I think you can get a 10% off coupon. This isn’t an affiliate link.
DISCLAIMER: You need to prep your skin. I take very good care of my skin and I could see EASILY here if you do not prep right, this could look cakey. I prep with Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum (an oil) first, let that soak in and then use my fingers for application of the foundation. PERFECT! We will certainly come back to this oil and discuss, beacuse, O.M.G. this stuff is the skincare item to end all skincare items. Holy Grail status.
I can not tell you how many people compliment my skin when wearing this combo. The best part, it looks like skin. You can not see the makeup, which is how I like it.
And guess what, now they do sell Kjaer Weis at Barney’s! Woo!