FOTD: Pale Stuff (2)

I dug right into the Kjaer Weis eyeshadows, to see how they performed. I was not disappointed…

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (5.0)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Chanel Blush in Tempting Beige
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Charmed (lids)
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Magnetic (crease)
MAC Gel Liner in Blacktrack
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Style

My Sustainable Journey: Kjaer Weis Neutrals

Kjaer Weis has introduced a couple of new ‘neutrals’ to the eyeshadow lineup. Meet ‘Charmed’ and ‘Magnetic.’

Like the other Kjaer Weis Eyeshadows, these come in ‘refillable’ metal containers. Charmed is a neutral beige, and Magnetic is a brown-ochre shimmer.

I like them… but they ARE  on the expensive side… especially considering that they’re neutrals and quite dupeable. But they are very silky and pigmented and blend very nicely together without going muddy… which is a huge plus. You can find out more about Kjaer Weis Eyeshadows HERE.

*pr sample

FOTD: Laura Mercier Lingerie

I decided to test out the purple ‘shimmer’ shadow of the new Laura Mercier Lingerie palette…

Amore Pacific Skin Renewal Foundation
Koh Gen Do Translucent Powder
Laura Mercier Blush in Rose Desire
Laura Mercier Lingerie Eye & Cheek Palette:
African Violet (lids)
Rich Cocoa (crease)
Black Plum (outer corner)
NARS Eye Pencil in Rue Bonaparte (waterline)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss in Sensuous Plum

FOTD: Matte Mauve & Pink Shimmer

This just seemed like a good idea at the time:

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Chanel Horizon Blush
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Wisdom (lids)
Chanel Single Eyeshadow in Twilight (crease)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Ashy Black (lashline and waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Shiseido Shimmer Rouge Lipstick in Iron Maiden

FOTD: Sustainable Color

I used Sustainable (Kjaer Weis) and Vegan (Haughty Cosmetics) Color to complete this look:

Sisley Skinleya Cream Foundation (60)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Armani Blush in #6
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Cloud Nine (browbone)
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Earthy Calm (crease)
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Blue Wonder (lids)
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Blue Vision (waterline)
Tarte Mascara
Haughty Cosmetics Lipgloss in Inspire

My Sustainable Journey: Kjaer Weis (Blue Wonder)

I placed another order at Spirit Beauty Lounge (love that place!). This time I got the new Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Blue Wonder:

It’s a softer blue than any of the colors I have, but it’s still very pigmented:

It also comes with this cute little cleansing cloth, to keep the case nice and shiny…

Overall, I’m happy. I still think the price point is steep for the color selection, but I do like the performance of these shadows. And I have become quite the fan of Spirit Beauty Lounge. I love the customer service, and I love the ‘sustainable’ message of the company.

FOTD: Peach Wash

Quick and easy. A little bit of a flattering shade… in my case, an orangey peach, can go a long way:

Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 & #15)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
MAC My Paradise Cheek Powder (blush)
Suqqu Eyebrow Pens in Brown and Moss Green
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #69 (lids)
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Earthy Calm (crease)
Lise Watier HD Eyeliner in Feline (lashline)
MAC Eye Pencil in Teddy (waterline)
YSL Shocking Mascara

Tom Ford Lipstick in Ginger Fawn
Dior Lipstick in Audacious Or (center of the lips)

My Sustainable Journey: Spirit Beauty Lounge

File this under one of my favorite rediscoveries of late… the Spirit Beauty Lounge brings skin care and beauty brands that are organic or naturally sourced, to one place for your shopping enjoyment. I love this website. I came upon it years ago looking for something natural… then forgot about it as other brands and ideas began to crowd the small space that is my brain. Recently, an email from owner Spirit Demerson brought the website back to the foreground, so I decided to poke around and see what’s what.

From hair care to makeup, Spirit Beauty Lounge truly covers all the bases… naturally and beautifully. I am giddy with the explosion of natural and organic makeup… it’s about time! So, I placed an order, and waited patiently for my goodies to arrive…

4 days later, a box showed up at my doorstep:

Here’s what I ended up with…

 Vapor Organic Beauty Luminous Foundation
Now, here’s something noteworthy… I was able to pick that color (which is perfect for my skin tone) using just the description on the website. Spirit Beauty Lounge compares skin tones (light/medium/medium-dark/dark) with undertones (pink/yellow/yellow & red/red) and lines them up alongside celebrities. So, I’d end up with  medium-dark/yellow undertones/looks like: Beyonce/Halle Berry. It actually works out very well, as my foundation turned out to  be a dead ringer for my unique skin tone/undertone combination.
RMS Beauty “Un-Cover” Concealer
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Earthy Calm
I have to say, I’m very  happy with the products, the very simple procedure for choosing my right foundation/concealer color (this is HUGE for folks who buy foundations/concealers online), and the service. I love this place. I’ll definitely be back to visit Spirit Beauty Lounge in the future! 
You can check it out yourself at

FOTD: Half Sustainable

I used a series of organic and natural makeup items that I got from Spirit Beauty Lounge ( in this FOTD… and mixed it up with a little Chanel. Here’s what happened:

Vapor Organics Luminous Foundation
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up in 44 (concealer)
Chanel Loose Powder in Dore
Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin
Chanel Eyeshadow in Beige Lame (lashline to brow)
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Earthy Calm (crease/under waterline)
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Fatalistic (brows/outer eye)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Fakir
YSL Shocking Mascara
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire

FOTD: Green Layers

I layered Chanel Cream Shadow in Epatant over a powder shadow… and here’s what happened:

Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Foundation in 11
Chantecaille Talc Free Powder in Shadow
Rock & Republic Blush in Call Me
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Cloud Nine (lashline to brow)
Chanel Illusion d Ombre Cream Shadow in Epatant (lids)
Estee Lauder Eyeshadow in Emerald Star (outer corner)
Estee Lauder Doublewear Pencil in Forrest (waterline)
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara
Le Metier de Beaute Lipgloss in Summerland