I finally grabbed a few of the cream blushes by super luxe organic brand Kjaer Weis in Abundance & Desired Glow. The packaging is stunning. It’s a weighty silver metal that swivels open. The pans are easy to pop out and you can replace them with refill pans once you use it all up.
Kjaer Weis is a Danish born makeup artist based in New York. She wanted to create a natural makeup line that was elegant and sustainable. Therefore it’s all refillable. “Ultimately what I wanted to achieve was an alternative that fused beautiful color, texture and design with organic non-harmful formulas. I think it’s the way forward.”
Details per Beautylish which is where I purchased mine.
Luxurious, organic ingredients include: • Castor Seed Oil which strengthens the skin • Beeswax which nourishes and moisturizes • Jojoba Seed Oil which adds moisture to the skin • Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil which fights signs of aging • Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract which is an antioxidant and works as a natural preservative.
Left Abundance, Right Desired Glow:
Abundance is a wintery cream blush, inspired as a modern take on old Hollywood cinema. It gives gorgeous plummy taupe color to cheeks. This monochromatic cream blush has an iridescent finish that leaves you with a flushed, winter glow. Abundance adds rich color to pale to medium skin tones, and is wonderful as a highlighter on darker skin tones. It blends beautifully on the skin and is the perfect compliment to your winter wardrobe. Add a gorgeous, modern, crisp finish to your cool weather look with Abundance.
Abundance looks like it would be very cool and too plummy for me. On my skin it’s actually a quite nice natural deeper mauve blush. It is cool, but it pulls warmer on my skin tone than I expected. It was one of those shades I had to try. I wouldn’t label it as neutral but it’s close enough to work for some warmer complexions. It’s medium to deep in tone so start light. The shimmer is visible in the pan but it doesn’t really translate to the cheeks as shimmery. This is a pigmented shade.
Desired Glow is ideal for light to medium skin tones – a subtle bronze tone that gives the sense of a fresh tan. Perfect when applied to the apple of the cheek, and easily blendable with the heat of the fingers. Adds youthfulness to skin, no matter what age you are. With Desired Glow you can create the illusion of a post-holiday complexion, with a glow that is youthful and radiant.
Desired Glow is a creamy warm medium bronzy nude. It has a touch of pink and orange to it. It looks more neutral to warm in the pan but it pulls quite warm on my cheeks. This shade is a bit sheerer than Abundance.
The texture of this blush seems to vary. Abundance is a thick heavy cream. It’s very pigmented. I liked applying it with my fingers best as it was easier to control. I only needed one pass to get quite a bit of color. It lasts literally all day. For a cream blush that’s very good. Desired Glow is a bit thinner and feels less stiff. It’s also sheerer. I liked applying that one with a stiffer round brush like the Hakuhodo J210. The Wayne Goss #13 would be comparable. It does take 2-3 layers to get the desired level of color.
Desired Glow has no scent, I notice Abundance has a waxy oil scent like a crayon. I’m not sure if that’s normal for some of the shades or if I got an older one. Anyone experience that issue? I love that these last all day. There’s no issue with them not being pigmented enough. I love their chic aesthetic packaging. Who wouldn’t love that weighty silver package? It’s stunning. I would recommend trying this blush is you like cream blush and can handle the heftier price tag. It’s a very nice cream blush. It’s not greasy or too oily like some cream blushes and the staying power is great.
Top to Bottom–Abundance sheer than heavy, Desired Glow heavy than sheer:
Compared with Top to Bottom–Kjaer Weis Abundance, Kjaer Weis Desired Glow, Glossier Cloud Paint Dusk, Cle de Peau Cream Blush #4 Perfect Peach: