Founded by Danish-born veteran makeup artist Kirsten Kjær Weis, Kjær Weis cosmetics were created to fulfil a niche for natural and organic colour makeup that doesn’t compromise luxury or performance. Years of research and development have gone into what you see here: a high-performance makeup, created from the most luxurious organic ingredients in the world. And did we mention it all comes in a gorgeous silver signature “KW” compact? Read More
Kirsten observed that many of the women she met used at least a few “conventional” makeup products they found irritating to their skin. She begun researching why the perfect balance between nature and performance had eluded many companies: one of the characteristics of using natural-origin raw materials as opposed to man-made chemicals was variations in colour and consistency from batch to batch, much the way wines from the same vineyard can differ depending on the vintage. However, unlike wine, cosmetics have to be uniform in colour, consistency and texture every time. Consequently each new batch of product had to be—and still is—personally inspected by Kirsten to maintain the highest level of quality control.
When creating the cosmetic colours for Kjær Weis, Kirsten’s years of experience resulted in a highly curated collection of products and colour options, beginning with the basic elements of what looked good on women, and what they used the most. A lip tint, creme blush, and eye colour were the first items developed; a mascara shortly followed. Kirsten believes the best use of makeup is simply to enhance a woman’s natural beauty. “You want people to notice how great you look, not how great your makeup looks.”
We don’t always realise how many questionable chemicals we’re applying to our skin everyday, and skin is our biggest organ. By choosing Kjær Weis makeup, you can rest assured that they’ve taken out all the “bad” stuff! All Kjær Weis products are either Certified Natural or Certified Organic; the ingredients in their makeup nourish and work with the skin, not against it.
Better still, the brand are committed environmental responsibility. Their compacts may be sleek and glamorous, but they’re also designed to be reused with a Intelligent Refill System. Kirsten collaborated with award-winning creative director Marc Atlan to produce the existing design: Red lacquer, grain-textured cases that look like little jewelry boxes were chosen to house bold metal compacts with white enamel “KW” logos. To reduce waste, all of the compacts were designed to be refillable.
Each compact comes with your chosen colour, and refill pans are available in simple paper cartons that are fully recyclable. Even the refills were designed to be beautiful. The goal was to maintain both sustainability principles and a high standard of design. “The visual and aesthetic parts of daily life are vitally important to me. Consciously or unconsciously, design affects us all,” says Kirsten.
Choose Kjær Weis and you no longer have to choose between makeup that’s chemical-free, makeup that works well, or makeup that comes in a pretty package. The Kjær Weis philosophy? Simply that you can have it all. No compromises.