Tuesday, December 19, 2017

KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor: Nude Pink Perfection | Review and Swatches #KJAERWEIS

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Finding the perfect nude pink lipstick is, without question, a considerable feat. Many nudes have a tendency to make the wearer look more like the queen of the zombie apocalypse, rather than chic and retro. As luck would have it, nude pinks are my Achilles heel, and as such I have tested and swatched many before finding a few against which all others are compared. My latest covet-worthy nude pink is KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor, and not only is it a stunning ultra-luxe lipstick, but it is also a green beauty brand that uses high quality natural ingredients, and doesn't use petroleum, parabens, artificial fragrance or petrochemical emulsifiers.

While I seldom spend much time dwelling on product packaging, because I am generally more concerned about what's inside, I have to say that this impressive sculptural lipstick tube is a weighty metal masterpiece. In fact, the only lipstick tube that is in its category, of chic minimalist design, is the Guerlain Rouge G lipstick tubes.
According to Kjaer Weis,

Simple but not plain. Beautiful but always genuine. We love when things are done right, made right, and are built to last. In clothes we buy, in the food we eat, we are now able to be conscious about the products we use without having to compromise for quality. So why not beauty? Kjaer Weis is leading the movement with high-performing, luxury makeup that is, as everything should be, organic and sustainable.
KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor is described by Kirsten Kjaer Weis as a, "well-balanced nude with pink undertones"– which is an apt assessment. KJAER Weis suggests that this is best for pale to medium complexions, and that it was inspired by “the coy innocence of 60’s starlets like Brigitte Bardot and Jean Seberg...." It is, in my opinion, unmitigated nude pink perfection. 

KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor is an ultra-pigmented lipstick with "a rich, semi-matte, velvet finish" that lends itself to full opaque coverage. The initial texture in the tube is a little drier than some lipsticks, but akin to certain matte formulas. However, this ingenious formula is activated by the warmth of the skin, and it melts into the lips beautifully. Honor glides across the lips without incident, deposits color evenly, and it neither settles into lip lines, nor does it migrate. It is very hydrating thanks to ingredients such as shea butter and jojoba oil, and the waxes, such as beeswax,  account for its long wear-time. This lipstick formula has the right amount of cushion for comfortable wear, and while it has a light aroma in the tube there is no detectable taste.

Claims:
  • A nude well-balanced with pink undertones, Honor works best with pale to medium dark skin tones
  • A rich, semi-matte, velvet finish more opaque than Kjaer Weis Lip Tints
  • Moisturizing, organic ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil are activated with the warmth of your lips, keeping them smooth and drenched in color
  • NO artificial ingredients, such as petroleum, parabens, artificial fragrance, petrochemical emulsifiers
  • NOT tested on animals
  • Gluten FREE
  • This product is not vegan

As with all Kjaer Weis products, this lipstick is refillable.
 KJAER WEIS Lipstick Honor

I swatched Honor next to, the now discontinued, Tom Ford Nude Vanille, and I prefer the color, finish and formula of KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor. While the colors are similar, Honor is more pink than the peachier pink Nude Vanille. Furthermore, KJAER WEIS is cruelty-free and organic, whereas Tom Ford Beauty is not.
Select Ingredients:
Cera Alba (Beeswax): Naturally hydrophilic skin protectant
Jojoba Seed Oil: Natural moisturizer for the lips
Sweet Almond Oil: A natural emollient used to moisturize and promote skin elasticity
Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil: Minimizes scarring and signs of skin aging

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil·, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax·, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter·, Cera Alba (Beeswax)·, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil·, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rose Hip) Seed Oil·, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil·, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil·, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Gallic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Limonene, Dextrin, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide). Caution – Contains Carmine naturally contained in the used essential oils.
Overall Assessment: KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor truly is nude pink perfection, and it has made it to the very short list of holy grail nude pinks in my collection.

$56.00 for 0.15oz. / 4.5 ml. from Kjaer Weis, Beautyhabit, Barneys New York, Credo Beauty, Net-A-Porter, RevolveCos Bar, Shen Beauty, Cult Beauty and Citrine Natural Beauty Bar.

$36.00 for 0.15oz. / 4.5 ml Refill from Kjaer Weis, Beautyhabit, Barneys New YorkRevolveShen Beauty and Cult Beauty (Affiliate Links).

Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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16 comments:

  1. Oh so my color! It says no added fragrance but do you notice a fragrance. I am crazy about my Kjaer Weis cream blush and it doesn't have a fragrance.

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    1. It really is exactly your kind of color, Marcia! There is a slight sweetness that you can detect in the tube, but I can't last a thing when it's on my lips. It is such a gorgeous color! I almost bought their pink cream blush, but I didn't. Now I wish that I had!

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  2. You reviewed something else from this brand about a month or so ago, but now I can't remember what it was. But regardless, your review of the product captivated me and I have visited the website several times. I know there would be a shade of this lovely lipstick that would work for me. I just need to save up after going too wild this holiday season ;)

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    1. Hi Allison,

      I think that I featured their lip liners for one of the BNY Bag events, if memory serves. I definitely think that it is worth trying one of their lipsticks once you are ready are in the market for a new luxury lipstick! I know what you mean, I too, went wild this holiday season! I have had to cut myself off!

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  3. The packaging screams luxury. I have few nude lipsticks that make me look like zombie so yes, it can be tricky to nail the ultimate nude lipsticks

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    1. It really does, Kath! It has a very nice heft to it, and it feels fantastic in the hand! Yes, nudes are so tricky, and finding one that doesn't wash out one's complexion is tricky! So much trial and error, to be sure!

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  4. Ooo! That could be a me nude, for sure. The packaging is sleek and beautiful and I'm never bothered by that.

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    1. This is definitely a you kind of nude, Erika! The packaging is so luxe, and it's very satisfying to use!

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  5. Wiw this sounds stellar! I love the color--will have to save up for this one!

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    1. This is definitely a nude pink worth having! I really love it!

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  6. Such a gorgeous shade! I have so many similar shades already (I rarely pass up a nude-pink) but this might just have to be mine after the holidays wrap up.

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    1. It really is a special shade. I definitely think that you will like the color and formula, if you decide to give it a try!

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  7. OMG it literally IS nude pink perfection!!!! WOW I think that is my perfect MLBB shade!

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    1. It truly is, Brooke! I am so happy that I bought it! I have no doubt that it is one of the few lipsticks that I will actually finish and repurchase!

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  8. It might be a little too light on my complexion but absolutely divine on yours! So pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Babi! You should take a look at some of their other shades, there are several that would be gorgeous on you!

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