Beauty Cosmetics

Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Grace Review

January 25, 2016

I already know what you’re thinking.

But, can you blame me? Once I feel like I’ve struck the holiest of grails, I just start building my collection and I don’t look back. To some, I might be a borderline hoarder slash addict on some level. But, I become a loyal fan who simply believes in and has confidence in what companies produce.

We all know holy grails are hard to come by. We all know that even though there are a bajillion neutral shades of brown, there are only a handful that any of us enthusiasts would consider “the one”. You know, the one you’d stock up on and panic if it were ever discontinued. There are so many aspects to the perfect netural brown: the formulation, finish, lasting power, and whether that one brown shade does what we need it to do. Does it look natural? Can I build up to a dramatic look? Is it smokey enough? Does it contour, define, but still look classy? And heaven forbid, does it make me look dirty? It’s a picky business when it comes to eyeshadows!

So, for someone who has little time each day to even look at my eye lids, I need a color that will give me zero hassles and zero worries hours later. I can’t worry as to whether it has traveled somewhere without permission or faded away… like my youth. I need a shadow that stays on, stays the same color even 8 hours later, and at the end of the day, I won’t feel that pang of regret when my eyeballs are red and itchy.

What ingredients are in this eyeshadow?

Please refer to this link to review all her ingredients.

PRODUCT: Eye Shadow in Grace. Made in Italy. Net wt. 0.043 oz./ 1.2g. $45 (with compact) /$27 (refill only)

Kjaer Weis Grace packaging

PACKAGING: I honestly wish that I bought the compact now because I feel like I’m missing something in my life. But, as I’ve said 5 times now- it’s luxurious!

Kjaer Weis Grace eyeshadow

SHADE: As described on their site: ““A luscious, light mocha color with a semi-matte finish.”” What I appreciate about all the descriptions on their website is that it is accurate! It’s not fluffy or full of unfulfilled promises- just beautifully straight to the point. This is definitely, absolutely “The One” for me. Do you ever just want more natural definition to your eye? This is the perfect color. What I LOVE is that you cannot mess this one up! I’m not sure what magic is bestowed upon this and all other shadows, but even my puppy did my eye makeup using this shade, it would still look flawless.

Kjaer Weis Grace swatch

INITIAL SWATCH: Just as with Divine, Grace is semi-matte and breathes life into your eyelid. It is smooth and color translation from pan to skin is impeccably perfect. There is no fall out yet the shadow is very buttery.

APPLICATION: I am trying not to repeat myself, however the consistency among products and within products is stellar. Again, Kjaer Weis created yet another shadow that has seamless application properties. You can build Grace as much as you need to and it will never look too overdone, muddy, or sloppy.

EFFICACY: Did this give the illusion of not wearing makeup? Yes. Did this create subtle depth but also perform well enough to provide a dramatic look? Absolutely. Everything Kjaer Weis promises in this eye shadow, she delivers!

IS IT WORTH SHARING OVER COFEE?: YES! From baby steps to professional level usage, Kjaer Weis meets all levels of needs. How amazing is that? And the plus for those who are interested but absolutely not obliged in my eyes, the ingredients are top notch and cruelty free. I would wholeheartedly suggest Kjaer Weis as one of my top 3 when my friends ask me “What’s a good neutral brown?”

I love using Grace to blend out the edges of my smokey eye when I use Grace. It’s so perfect and definitely makes you look like you had your smokey eye professionally done. I believe this look is achievable for skin tones similar to mine up to medium. For tanned beauties, I believe this shade would be a beautiful highlighter shade or a shade to layer underneath another shade to help make that shade more vibrant. I personally feel that the best thing about these eyeshadows is you can LAYER and it just never seems to get cakey or overwhelming. Not many organic shadows have this level of versatility. I also feel that for people who are just starting out with makeup and are not quite experts with the shadow-brush dip pressure, how much to pick up, how much pressure to apply, and what direction to blend things, Kjaer Weis shadows would help them learn beautifully! I’ve been in a place where I got a palette, the color was “too much of everything” and I wasn’t able to blend, unblend, apply correctly, and I completely got turned off to eyeshadow all together.

My final answer is: GET ALL THE SHADOWS!

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WHERE TO PURCHASE: Directly at their website, or Beautylish, Spirit Beauty Lounge, BeautyBar, The Detox Market, and Citrine Natural Beauty Bar. Each of these sites have enormously generous and kind customer service. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them. They are all generally free shipping after $50/$75. For the fastest shipping, literally 48 hours, Beautylish.com is the place to go. They also have free U.S. shipping for orders over $35.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Joan February 4, 2016 at 2:59 AM

    Hello Kate! I’m a make up noob and green beauty noob, and never actually applied any eyeshadow ever… Even if i’ve bought it it’s just sat there in my bathroom cabinet and i end up never using it because i’m far too afraid of looking like a panda. (Youtube doesn’t help; no youtuber only ever applies one eyeshadow, they usually use 5. Or 100.)

    I heard from my sister, Clare, that you’re awesome and you know your make up! Could you possibly maybe give a step by step make up routine or show how you apply eyeshadow in picture form for an idiot like me? Many thanks, and a great and detailed review! If i know how to apply this eyeshadow i would buy it. *inserts photo of eyeshadow applied all over face*

    PS: clare didn’t help. ‘Just swipe it on you dumbo’ wasn’t exactly what i was looking for.

    • Reply Makeup Brew February 4, 2016 at 11:09 AM

      LOL Joan!!!!! hahaha Ok! I’ll work on it just for you!!!
      You know what though!? The easiest type of eye shsadow are those cream sticks!! You just
      trace it over your eye lid. JUST THE LID. Don’t do the WHOLE EYE up the the brows.
      But, I’ll do a step by step! I have some friends asking me too! LOL dumbo. hahaha
      Thank you for stopping by and reading my long review!!! So wonderful to have met you!

      • Reply Joan February 5, 2016 at 1:16 AM

        Thank you sooo much Kate! I didn’t know there were eye shadow cream sticks. See, if you hadn’t mentioned about just applying it on the lid, my eye shadow might end at my eyebrows. Or forehead. And sides of my face. I don’t get the whole shading and blending out thing… Much less a ‘smokey eye’. All i think of is: omg how far out do i apply this stuff and where does it start/end!?

        I really appreciate that you’ll be posting a pictorial-tutorial for a makeup moron like me 🙂 I’m really glad to have met you too! (and really glad you met Clare;))

        • Reply Makeup Brew February 5, 2016 at 9:06 AM

          LOL!!! haha you two are the sweetest!!!! Give me a little time because I’ll have to get my husband to help me take pics.
          But it’ll be really good, promise! Thank you!!!!

          • Joan February 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM

            Gosh, don’t worry, i wasn’t expecting it now-now! 🙂 I’m just thankful and looking forward to it!! 😀 thank youu!

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