Founder Faves: Kirsten Kjaer Weis
Posted on April 29 2015
We have searched near and far to curate an unparalleled lineup of artisan brands. Behind each and every one of these brands, is a passionate creator and innovator. In this series, our brand founders offer a glimpse into their beauty cabinets.
Working on countless magazine covers and fashion shoots, New York-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjær Weis came to the realization that every woman who sat in her chair had at least a few “conventional” makeup products they found irritating to the skin. “It made me think, if these products are causing short term effects like breakouts and rashes, then what would the long term effects look like? There had to be another choice,” she said.
Years of extensive research followed until she struck a balance between nature and performance. Her high-performance chemical-free makeup is created from the most luxurious certified organic ingredients. Red lacquer, grain-textured boxes—like little jewelry cases—house bold metal compacts with white enamel “KW” logos. To reduce waste, all of the compacts are refillable.
We asked Kirsten what makeup she uses from her own line and what other skincare and beauty products she loves:
Tata Harper Love Potion: “I love the scent and put it on several times a day, almost as a ritual of centering myself.“
Tammy Fender Lavender Body Oil: “Full of healing ingredients that leave my skin super soft.”
Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Just Sheer: “I love to use this super minimally to give the illusion of flawless skin without the foundation being visible.”
Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Desired Glow: “Gives the illusion of just coming back from vacation. Adds a gorgeous pop to the face and provides a naturally and healthy glow.”
Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Wisdom: “This shade gives an overall depth to the eye without looking made up. It can also be used as a perfect brow filler.”
Kahina Facial Cleanser: “This cleanser is soft, calming and soothing, leaving my skin moisturized and nourished.”
California Naturel Sunscreen: “It is so important to protect your skin. California Naturel is also hydrating and healthy.”