One of my favourite make-up products from 2020 was definitely the new Kjaer Weis Invisible Touch Liquid Foundation.
The Cream Foundation has been a staple in my kit for a while now so I was excited to try this new texture. I always tend to mix the cream foundation with an oil or luminising primer, as I love a more fluid texture. I guess the liquid foundation is more like the mix I like to make.
I absolutely love the new addition to the range. The texture is lightweight and silky and gives skin a lovely glow – not shiny but definitely luminous. It lasts well and doesn’t dry skin out (always prep well beforehand) A light dusting of powder can help further with longevity. I tend to not powder that much but oilier skins could benefit from powdering it for sure.
The foundation gives light to medium coverage – I like to use fingers or a brush to apply. I find you can build it where you need more – dab/push it into the skin to build coverage.
There are 24 colours which is great. I’d normally have done a swatch of them all by now, but of course COVID is limiting things so I’ve borrowed the one from the Kjaer Weis website. I’ve got F-136 Ethereal which was great but a little dark for me now in winter – however I have been mixing with a lighter Ere Perez that I’ve got and it works really well. I’ve got a video where I talk about it and show the colour here.
It’s not cheap at £42 but I think it is a great product. I’ve only got one colour (that I was kindly gifted) but I managed to use on a couple of faces other than my own and loved it on them too – looked lovely on camera. I’d love to have a few colours for my kit and probably will invest in some at some point. Buying online can of course be tricky when making an investment buy like this – Glow Organic have a sample service which is very useful and can save lots of money.
My only criticism is the pipette dispenser, I would have preferred a pump, but I wonder if that is to do with the ability to recycle. The Kjaer Weis range is based on being refillable, for this bottle you can buy a reusable metal cap.
The foundation is vegan, silicone free and certified organic.
Ingredients – Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water*, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3-Disostearate, Coconut Alkanes, Almond Oil/polyglyceryl-10-esters, Rosa Rubiginosa (RoseHip) Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-6-polyhydroxystearate, Mica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil *,Sodium Chloride, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-6-polyricinoleate, Coco-caprylate/caprate,Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Dioscorea Batatas Root Extract*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Pullulan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Megnesium Sulfate, Silver, Polyglyceryl-4-punicate, Polyglycerin-3, Parfum (Fragrance) May Contain/±: CI77891, CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499 *certified organic
Packaging – Sturdy glass bottle which can be recycled with your glass – rinse before hand. The pipette can be broken down – put the glass component in the bottle for recycling, pull the cap apart – the plastic ring in with recycling and the rubber stopper to be thrown. OR store and wait for some of the Terracycle schemes to be more accessible again. The outer packaging from purchase is made from pulp and can be put in paper recycling.
I’ve also been trying the new concealer which came out before the foundation back in the summer.
It was a drier consistency then I imagined, therefore good skin prep before is essential (regular gentle exfoliation and moisturising well) otherwise I found it could look a little cakey. Make sure you blend it very well into the skin – it comes with a stick applicator but use the warmth from your fingers; a brush works well to buff it in too.
I need coverage under my eyes as I tend to be very dark under there, I found this concealer gave good coverage. The skin under the eyes tends to be a little drier however so you could try mixing a drop of eye cream into the product to help with that. A dusting of powder can help with creasing – it’s hard to find a concealer that doesn’t crease under the eyes, although some do more than others.
The drier texture makes it a bit matter which works well for covering blemishes and scars etc. I found it worked well over my chin area where I tend to get most of my spots. Again build it by layering and dabbing into skin rather than rubbing.
Mine ran out within a few months – I have split thoughts on this – firstly I like the satisfaction of finishing something – I’ve too often had to throw something away that is past it’s sell by date, but not finished. However on the other side I would have liked it to have lasted longer – I feel for the price (£33) there should have been more in there. There are refills available for the concealer – although perhaps not in the UK yet?
I bought mine online from Content and guessed for the colour F120 it was actually darker than I thought it would be but actually was a great colour for me. There are 16 colours in all – again I’ve borrowed this from Kjaer Weis.
I’ve only tried the concealer on myself but would be interested in trying it on different skins. I’m not sure how they would be cost effective for my kit though.
The concealer is not vegan as it contains organic beeswax – the concealer is certified organic.
Ingredients – Carylic/capric triglyceride, mica, octyldodecanol, cera alba ( beeswax )*, kaolin, copernicia cerifera cera (carnauba wax)*,polyglyceryl-3- diisostearate, olea europea (olive) fruit oil*, rosa canina ( rose hip ) oil *, moringa oleifera seed oil*, dioscorea batatas root extract*,papaver rhoeas extract, tocopherol, helianthus annuus ( sunflower ) seed oilparfum (fragrance).May contain +/-: CI 77491 (iron oxide), CI77492 (iron oxide) ,CI77499 (iron oxide) ,CI77891 (titanium dioxide) * organically grown
Packaging – a glass tube that can be recycled if cleaned out well. I’ll be honest I’ve not tried any of the refills in this format but will do at some point!!
Have you tried either yet? Would love to know your thoughts!