Kevyn Aucion Blushes, Highlighters, Bronzers
So this blog will be about everything Kevyn Aucion Powders! I’ve had these in my collection for a while, and now it’s time for the world to see lol.
Here’s my collection of Kevyn Aucion Powders (that are not palettes). I got 3 Pure Powder Glow blushes, two Contour powders, and a highlighter. The bronzers and highlighters are my favourite of all my collection. I think you can see the deep hole there in my sculpting powder in Medium.
First up are items which I think the brand does best. The Sculpting Powders.
From the brands, ‘Contour the face with this award winning ultra-sheer, matte contour powder. This original Kevyn Aucoin formula combines brown, red, and gray pigments that creates a neutral contour shade to add dimension on the face for a quick easy contour. You can use the pressed powder contour makeup to create dramatic effects or soft definition under cheekbones, under chin, down the neck, and along the sides of the nose. The natural finish contour makeup formula mimics the look of natural shadows for a perfectly sculpted look, is crease-proof, and doesn’t settle into lines or pores.”
I really like how the official description says it uses pigments to create a neutral contour shade to add dimension to the face. I think of all contour powders I have tried, this is the best. It leans gray, so that adds the shadow/dimemsion feeling. Don’t confuse this with a bronzer, this is not a bronzer. This is for sculpting. I ofter use this AFTER bronzer, for added depth to be cheek hollows. See in the photo below, do you see the gray undertone?
This is the shade Medium, the first shade released. They subsequently release two more shades in Light and Dark as well. I also own the shade Light, but I still prefer to use medium. Light is good for very pale skin. Scroll down for swatches.
In this photo I am wearing the shade Medium with quite a heavy hand, so you can clearly see the shade there on my cheek.
Next, the the Celestial Powder in Candlelight. This is a favourite in my collection of highlighters. It’s got the perfect balancce of glowiness and subtleness. It’s good for the office.
According to the website, “the Celestial Powder accentuates your best features. This sheer, champagne highlighter powder blurs imperfections, highlights cheekbones, and illuminates any areas that light naturally hits with an illuminating gleam. Sweep this champagne highlighting powder over foundation, bare skin, or dust it all over the face for a soft, ethereal glow that is lightweight and leaves a flawless, sheer finish.”
I really agree with the “Sheer finish” part. This highlighter really is sheer and subtle. For the barely there look.
Below are swatches of the Celestial powder in Candlelight and Sculpting Powders in Light and Medium
Next up are the blushes! Full name, the Pure Powder Glow. Well let me just say these are great! I have nothing to complain whatsoever. However, I have a feelin ghtey are being discontinued . . .
From the website, “This lightweight, pressed powder satin blush brings a healthy-looking flush, and semi-satin finish to the cheeks. Designed to enhance the look of all skin tones, this easy-to-blend powder glow blush creates a natural-looking cheeky glow. Micronized pigments ensure a soft blendable application. Buildable shades deliver a wide range of results from ultra-sheer to intense pops of color.”
Below are the swatches of all the powders. The blushes start with Ariana, Dolline, Shadore.
I also have another separate blogpost for the swatches of the two Neo-Blushes from in Pink Sand and Rose Pink. These are a gradient compact, with a mixture of colors. Check out the link below.
OK next are my 3 large palettes.
First up is the the Capri Neo-Bronzer. It included a blush, a highlighter, and a bronzer. SO bummed they released a mini version of this though (the Neo blushes, link above), this one is a bit too bulky for my liking.
From the website, this is “A versatile three-in-one blush and bronzer palette with a highlighter, blush, and bronzer all in one smooth gradient finish.
This blush and bronzer palette has everything you need to achieve a perfect sunkissed complexion in just one swipe—all year long. The finely milled, light-diffusing pigments enhance and perfect, maximizing skin’s glow with vibrant, luminous color. The powder highlighter shade reflects light for a radiant look. The blush shade gives a fresh cheeky glow. The bronzer shade adds pure warmth and dimension
- Innovative gradient design features all three hues in one pan.
- Finely milled pressed powder blends smoothly without fallout.
- Light-diffusing pigments enhance and perfect.
- The highlighter shade is soft and fine for a natural glow. The blush shade gives a fresh cheeky glow. The bronzer adds pure warmth and skin dimension.
Next is the Neo-Highlighter. This palette consists of 3 highlight shades. One of them includes Candlelight, which I already own. That is a bit annoying.
From the website: “Introducing the Neo-Highlighter, a highly pigmented, three-in-one highlighter palette for a radiant, multi-dimensional strobe effect that lasts all day. The Neo Highlighter includes the three bestselling Kevyn Aucoin highlighters: Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight, blending a soft champagne, gilded rose, and sheer golden powder. It warms and illuminates your skin, allowing for a soft highlight that can be taken from day to night. Just apply it to the cheeks, browbones, and décolleté for the perfect glow. “
Lastly, the Kevyn Aucion Neo Limelight
This had mixtures of a normal highlighter and a holographic purple shift. I was able to use the normal part, but couldn’t really figure how to layer the purple part on my skin. Ended up using it as an eyeshadow. Blended together they have this purply shift sheen.
According to the website, “Amp up your look with this highly pigmented, three-in-one purple highlighter for a radiant, multi-dimensional, strobed effect that lasts all day. It’s infused with an iridescent trio of lustrous, rainbow highlighter shades with ombré effect that brightens the skin for an intensified highlighting and strobing effect. Just mix and match the shades in the highlighter palette to create endless layers of light and color and achieve the perfect, custom glow.”
Yea I guess that part about the ombre effect doesn’t really work for me.