(Originally reviewed as part of the Kjaer Weis Trio of Foundation, Highlighter, and Lip Tint which you can read here.)
During quarantine, I’ve had more time to explore my beauty stash and reacquaint myself with a few gems. Kjaer Weis Lip Tint is one product that I came across a while back and loved quickly. But being more of a skincare girl, kind of left on the back burner since I usually go pretty barefaced unless going to an event like a night out. However, lately, all this staying at home has seen my elaborate multistep routines dwindle to like… 2 steps, 3 on a good day. Recently, I read a piece either on The Cut or Guest of a Guest about spending this time more focused on regimens because the downtime really is the best time for all that healing/improving to happen. And somewhere deep down in my sweats and eye gel patch wearing casualness, I always wanted to get that put-together look, the woman who can do a few swipes of makeup, tuck her hair back and pull off the casual yet put-together look even for a laid-back day at home.
So this morning, not only did I get back into a solid routine, I made myself put on “my face” by adding some color just to feel more special and polished. Of course, I’m not going with a full-on makeup look so the Kjaer Weis Lip Tint was perfect. It’s a fusion of lipstick and lip balm, which adds a pop of color AND gives the lips that balmy goodness I’d need anyway. The color I use is Passionate which is described as universally flattering as a very classic neutral berry. In the evening its richer tone comes out more, while in the sunlight, it’s a very summery, juicy color. It applies like a balm, silky and smooth, imparting an effortlessly sheer-yet-rich color that is also buildable and addictively moisturizing almost like a gel-balm. I’d describe it more as glossy and not never greasy, every touch of Kjaer Weis is focused on luxury all the way. Most importantly it gives just that subtle bit of put-togetherness that doesn’t look out of place regardless if you’re actually heading anywhere.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tint $49 at The Detox Market / Refills $25
Recommended colors are Passionate (pictured), Dream State (lightest nude berry), Sweetness (a flattering coral pop perfect for Spring/Summer), Lover’s Choice (a classic deep red), Goddess (dark, rich, like something from an editorial).