Built to last
Once makeup artist Kirsten Kjær Weis decided to create an organic line, her biggest challenge wasn’t what went into her formulations but what housed them. “I wanted recyclable packaging, but it always looks cheap,” the Danish native says with a sigh. So she went in the opposite direction, turning to designer Marc Atlan—who has created fragrance bottles for Comme des Garçons and Helmut Lang—to work on her collectible metal and enamel casings, which are meant to last a lifetime. If only the eye shadows, blushes, and lip tints of the Kjær Weis line were as permanent. “When you’re working with raw materials, every batch is different,” says Kjær Weis. “I’m constantly adjusting.” Available at Space NK.