Issue 127
Natural Cheeks
Organic make-up brand founder, Kirsten Kjær Weis, shares tips on how to achieve natural glowing cheeks this spring.
At first blush. This spring, brighten up and awaken your face and create that oh-so-in-love look with just a little color on your cheeks. The shy blush - despite its humble and reserved ways - is equally impactful and alluring as other booming spring make-up trends, like colorful eyeshadows or sweet kiss-me-now lips. Kirsten Kjær Weis, make-up artist and founder of the forward thinking organic cosmetics line, agrees that blush adds a healthy, radiance to the face, “For me personally, blush is much more important than a mascara. It's an instant lift-up. It can make a sleepless night look like the opposite.“

Indeed, a little blush is the artistic stroke that easily adds colors and contours to the face. However, with so many different shades and so many different blush formulations - creams, sticks, powders, and cheek stains - popping up in the market everyday, what should be chosen to achieve that perfect fresh dewy result every time? “For spring, I would use subtle, rosy or coral hues,” advises the Danish-born, New York-based makeup artist. Kirsten believes the best formulation is a cream blush, “it’s subtle, blendable and effortless, leaving the skin with a natural glow.” What’s more, cream blushes are perfect for multi-purpose use as well, she adds, referring to its use also as a lip color. Produced and certified organic in Italy, the Kjær Weis Cream Blushes in Blossoming, Sun-Touched and Lovely are perfect to use in anticipation of warmer days, she advises, “I suggest applying the cream blushes to the apple of the cheek, as it gives that warm, fresh-faced glow.”

Photography by Anya Holdstock; styling by Olimpia Liberti; model: Mies / IMG; hair & make-up by Lucy Thomas.
Words by Carrie Lau