Go “green” with your makeup

Just as many of us have decided to eat more natural and organic foods in order to avoid chemicals and preserve our environment, we at The Met have chosen to offer a line of natural and organic skincare products so that our clients can feel good about the products they are using on their skin in addition to the ones they are consuming. Kjaer Weis is an organic and sustainable cosmetics line created by Danish-born, New York City-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis that offers gorgeous colors that are free from parabens, silicone and synthetic fragrances.

As a makeup artist who has worked around the world for renowned fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, Weis found that people were sacrificing the health of their skin by using irritating makeup that was full of synthetics. “I was working on photoshoots every day, doing makeup on models for magazines, and I had my kit of my favorite brands I would bring with me,” she explains. “I would lay it out and every week, hands down, someone would say that they were allergic to some product or couldn’t use another because it made their eyes itch or their face break out. Why did people accept this? It was an absurd norm.” At the time, though, the natural products available were not on par in performance, and they lacked the luxurious look and feel of high-end beauty products. So Weis set out to fill this void in the market and created Kjaer Weis.

Not only does the makeup line use superior ingredients, the packaging is revolutionary. It took two years to create the design for the beautiful metal compacts that are meant to be kept and refilled again and again, and the refill cartons are recyclable. Sustainability has always been a pillar in the Kjaer Weis philosophy, because, says Weis, “Sustainability is beautiful.”

Come in to The Met to check out the complete line of cosmetics, from cream foundations to luxurious lipsticks. There’s even a skin oil that’s great for moisturizing face and body and minimizing stretch marks. You’ll feel good about using natural products that work with your skin, not against it.