The Kjaer Weis Look – Summer Edition
“Featuring red lips and Bauhaus eyes.”
I think if I mention Jennifer Lopez on here one more time I’m going to get a spam status from Google. But there’s no getting around it, because I just have to announce that, yes – there is Glow without J.Lo. There are of course, many different ways to shine like a disco ball at Copacabana without having to hang around ‘the block’. It all lies in the details, like a red lip (Jenny prefers a nude) and Bauhaus eyes. Anyone attempting to now google ‘Bauhaus eyes’ will most likely find themselves knee-deep in a forum for home improvement accidents. I plucked this expression straight from my own personal makeup bag and use it to describe a look where you omit mascara and instead concentrate on highlighting the architecture of your eyes. And with that last sentence, I think I may just apply for a job at my local museum, but before that, a few words about this look.
Apply Kjaer Weis foundation as a concealer to even out any areas of redness. The overall look is a lot more natural and, especially when paired with a red lip, prevents you from looking like you’ve been trekking through the city all afternoon on the hunt for the Ritz Carlton Bar.
You know that look you give yourself in the mirror, when you’re on vacation and about to leave your room in the evening to go for a stroll to find some summer cocktails? That satisfied look that says, “yes, you did it. Not only have you been on holiday for three days, but you look the part too.” The everyday equivalent to this vacation filter for when you find yourself miles away from the nearest island is bronzer with a reddish undertone. The secret lies in the dosage.
I applied a whiff of Kjaer Weis’ ‘Lustrous’ using the stippling brush method around the forehead and temples, along the hairline and spread the remainder on the bridge of the nose. Cream bronzers melt seamlessly into the skin and create a very natural result.
Kjaer Weis’ Ravishing dabbed on with a finger along the cheekbones and bridge of the nose.
Eyes – ‘Bauhaus Eyes’
Apply Kjaer Weis’ Charmed to the entire eyelid, right up to the brow – I repeat, up to the brow – and don’t be scared of the 80’s. If you select a warm shade just a hint darker than your natural skin tone, you can produce bronzed eyelids, and thus an even more evolved summer tan. Who needs tanned eyelids? Anyone, if they want their face to look even more rejuvenated. Try it. It works.
Now to the aforementioned Bauhaus eyes. Since we’ve dispensed with mascara, we need to create a little more depth for the eyes. Kjaer Weis’ Divine, a grey shade, is better suited here than a brown. This creates a more modern look which highlights the shape of the eyes without adding too much color and, despite the red lips, even creates an androgynous feel. Blend a hint of grey above the crease to lift the eye even more.
Kjaer Weis’ Affection – a red, but also a coral, but also a pink – a feminine off-red. A color Marilyn Monroe would have worn to Ibiza, and one I would brush on every Grace Kelly.
Makeup & Photo: Powder Paper
Model: Hanny (Mirrrs Models)