September 9, 2014

{review} kjaer weis ‘radiance’ cream highlighter

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter

It’s no secret that I’m in love with everything Kjaer Weis creates. Her products are pure perfection and if this was an actual relationship we would be that crazy stupid hot couple that always has ‘Hollywood-style’ kiss moments.

crazy stupid love kiss

I’ve dabbled in her eye shadows, her cream blushes, her mascara, her lip tints and her foundation so when she announced that a cream highlighter, ‘radiance’, was being added to the product line-up, well I nearly lost my sh*t.


Light beige with a hint of lavender and a touch of shimmer, this silky cream highlighter was crafted by a true artist for a universally flattering finish that would compliment all skin tones.


ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, sweet almond oil, castor seed oil, corn starch, cera alba, carnauba wax, jojoba seed oil, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, rosa rubiginosa seed oil, ammonium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, vanilla planifolia fruit extract

All of these ingredients work together to conserve skin moisture, promote elasticity and cell reconstruction and reduce signs of aging (*fist pump*).

performance: just fan-flippin-tastic. Light and easy to blend, it definitely added the right amount of glow that seemed to expertly sculpt the cheek and brow bone for either a day or sexy night time look.

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter_sample

price: $63 CDN  (worth…every….penny)

where to buy: online here for both Canada and the USA

for-the-win? I think you already know the answer to that. Like I said, Hollywood kisses ALL the time.

the notebook

Want to feel radiant? Kjaer Weis is hosting a fabulous Instagram contest where you can make this baby yours. Click here for contest details, but hurry it ends on Friday!

*Sample generously provided, but you know the drill, all opinions blushing or not are my own. 

  • Ahhh stumbled upon this post while checking swatches of this beauty. Want!

  • Pure Living Boutique

    love the review, looking forward to trying them on {literally}! 🙂

  • Looks so good! I also rather fancy the elaborate packaging; I have heard how much time, effort and also luck was needed to get those designed. And I sure loooooove good highlighting products even though they make my cheekbones look “so man-made” LOL (Reminds me of a time a few years back when I lost a lot of weight due to stress at work, and my face looked totally plastic and lifted in person and even worse in pictures. It was incredible! Friends made me pull faces (!) to prove there was no botox or something!!!)
    BTW, do they reveal the source of their caprylic/capric triglyceride?

    • KW just confirmed the source is coconut oil! Music to your ears, non? 🙂 xo

      • OMG YES! they are already pretty terrific with their ethical mica. I think I’m ready to try the magic KW products. Je suis prête 😉

        • Woot woot!! Which product are you going to start with? I’m LITERALLY doing a happy dance right now 😀

  • Making me want that highlighter, but also…GUUURL those nails!

    Mayah x

    • haha I love me a good nail design! I’ve been really inspired by German fashion blogs to try out more unconventional designs & here’s one of my favourites mani’s from the summer. Thanks for saying hello mayah! xo

  • You just summed up how I feel about Kjaer Weis exactly! I already had a feeling it would be amazing, but I waiting to read a review from someone I trust to take the plunge.

    • OH MY GOD DO IT! If I could insert a gif here I would haha. If you end up getting it let me know how much it’s changing your life 😉

  • sarah

    I still am not confident enough in my ability to use highlighters! I have read/watched some of the tutorials online, but I am still worried I will spend all that money on this lovely highlighter and end up looking like a sparkly disaster 🙂 I am trying to justify that at least I could handle using it to highlight under my eyebrows…

    • It’s always best to apply highlighter with a lighter hand. What’s your current application method?

      • I just use my fingertips. I find I can get a better blend over my skin and I have more control over where it goes. I’ve used a heavier hand sometimes (especially when I haven’t had my morning coffee!) and found that I’m still ok as long as the product itself is not high on the amount of mica it contains. What’s your application method? 🙂

        • Fingers are my go-to for many products, but if I’m going out, I’ll use a beauty sponge for creamy formulas.

      • sarah

        My current method is not using one at all! 🙂

    • Hey Sarah! I totally understand the fear of walking out and looking like a disco ball. There are definitely some highlighters on the market that have so much mica in them that you need only the slightest dusting to achieve the effect versus others you can layer on like a mad woman and never think twice; the beautiful thing about KW is that there’s just a hint of shimmer so it gives you a very polished and classic finish.I find that the trick is to apply it and then walk out into natural light with a mirror and see how the sunlight reflects/bounces off the spots where you have applied it. My rule of thumb is that I apply two coats to the brow bone and the “c” area that runs from my temple to my cheekbone and that’s usually enough to be subtly visible when the light hits it. Another great spot to apply it is to the inset corner of your eye -really opens up your eye! If you want to test drive it before you buy, most online beauty retailers, like will send you a sample of product with your order. Keep me posted on whether or not you take the plunge! xx

      • sarah

        Checking highlighter in natural light is a great idea! I will just have to wake up a little earlier to make time for the extra step 🙂

  • Liz

    Oh my goodness I love this gifs! this is on my wish list. I need to use up another high lighter first. what do you use more, powder or cream for highlight? thanks! xx

    • The gifs are one of my favorite parts about her posts! And I tend to use creamy highlighters in winter, and powder in the summer. There are great selections for each type.

      • thanks babe! Which powder options are you lady jam for the winter months?

    • Because my skin is on the drier side I tend to gravitate towards cream highlighters like this one or rms beauty also has a pretty kick-ass one. I find kjaer weis has a bit more staying power and truly picks up the light to give you that sexy ooh-la-la look! Which one are you using now? xx

      • Liz

        I’m using up a non green powder one (it will be in the bin soon) and I also have a few tester pot of some lilly lolo powders. I’m just feeling a cream and I don’t know why. perhaps I shall save for it. Kjaer Weis seems to tick my boxes! xx

  • Margie

    haha….those gifs are SO good!! Really tells this product delivers great results!
    Can’t beat Kjaer Weis…