Monday, 17 December 2012

We need to talk about Kevyn...







Naff blog title. I know. But we really do need to talk about Kevyn Aucoin. I love contouring and highlighting, they are literally my favourite part of my make up routine. Then again, who wouldn't love creating Angelina Jolie cheekbones and a Kim Kardashian glow?! Lets face it, I lack the cheekbone gene so I need all the help I can get. So, after hearing my favourite blogger ever Vivianna Does Make Up bang on about the Sculpting Powder, I knew it would be pretty bloomin' good and had to purchase (Merry Christmas to me from me xx). It may also be relevant to mention he is the genius behind the Shu Uemura lash curlers. Say no more.

Basically, the concept of The Sculpting Powder is pretty simple. It has blends of brown, grey and red tones to create a natural looking shadow to the face. Therefore being slightly more effective for a contour than bronzer since it contains the cooler, grey tones. I was slightly daunted this morning as I applied it with a MAC #109 brush, not good. I went too heavy handed and was left with a dirty, muddy patch on my face...MMM. I then whipped out the trusty MAC #187 Duo Fiber brush and it did apply like a dream, so take note on that one ladies! I wasn't, at first, won over at the result but after a good 10 minutes at staring in the mirror at dodgy angles and a bloody good Instagram photo I developed a love for Kevyn. It just looked a little more natural than bronzer and gave me those cheekbones that I didn't think I have. Okay, I still don't have killer cheekbones but we can dream.

I was naughty and bought Kevyn's little partner. The Celestial Powder in Candlelight. Nothing will ever take my love away from MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Whisper of Gilt, EVER, but this comes very close. It is such a beautiful highlight, not too stark but enough to give that glow all day. It has a golden, apricot hue to it that is just so pretty on the skin. I did try this on in Space NK and I think I applied about 3 layers of it as I was just so in awe of the result. I am impressed with this first little dip into Kevyn Aucoin and yes, I do love my new cheekbones. There are definitely cheaper alternatives out there as Mr Aucoin doesn't come cheap at £34. Closest dupe for me would probably be MAC Blush in Harmony only £17.50.
Suck it in and sculpt those bad boys in! (Cue totes awks Instagram photo)

The candle featured is the new Diptyque christmas edition candle in "Amber Oud". Beaut.



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  1. You look amazee... i need some Kevin Aucoin cheekbones in my life!

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    1. Speak for yourself gorgeous! It is an amazing product though!

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  2. These look lovely, I have been wanting to venture into Kevyn Aucoin but have never done it! May have a look next time I pop into Space NK x

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    1. It's definitely a brand I'd like to look more into! Hope you enjoy x

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  3. You look beautiful! Thanks for the review, was always wanting to try these products but was a little unsure! Will have to have a proper look the next time I'm in store!

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    K, xo

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    1. Thank you so much! They're worth having a try whilst in store too, the brand itself looks actually really nice. I'm loving these products more each day!

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  4. This looks so lovely on you! I do think its quite pricey but contours last forever and I like to think of it as an investment ;) Great post x

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    1. Thank you! It is pricey, try out NARS Laguna Bronzer first and see how you get on, I absolutely love the highlighter though! x

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