Kevyn Aucoin

Kevyn Aucoin


Overall rating
4.2
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75%
would repurchase
4.2
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Overall rating
75%
would repurchase

Recent Kevyn Aucoin Reviews

The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer

I picked this up in two shades, and while I enjoyed using them there are some issues that made me dock a couple of stars. This is a lite coverage concealer with a nice subtle shimmer to its finish. I was surprised that it was a sheerer formula because Kevyn Aucoin base products are usually pretty full coverage, or at least buildable to medium coverage. This concealer does not build well, despite its thicker consistency. It easily blends out with a finger or sponge, but the coverage is very lite. I could see discoloration and spots through it. While it doesn't build well, it layers nicely over foundation. The gentle shimmer is really beautiful along the cheekbone. This, however, applied poorly under my eyes. I don't even have dry under-eyes, but this concealer turned it into a prune. It applied nicely over the rest of my face, but the eyes were a big regret lol This definitely sets very dry, which was fine for my oily T-zone. With the exception of the under-eyes, this wore nicely through the day. I bought the shades E01 and E02 with the intention of mixing them, but they did not match their online swatches from the Kevyn Aucoin website. E01 is a pale shade with a prominent yellow undertone. They're sheer enough that you can blend them out and there is leeway on the shade matching, but the E01's yellow is very strong. These were okay concealers. You do get a lot of product, and the light reflection is very pretty, but I feel that I have better concealers in my collection. I don't mind sheer coverage, but I do like the option to build over my problem areas, and the under-eye application was ghastly.

The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer
3.0
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15 days ago

I picked this up in two shades, and while I enjoyed using them there are some issues that made me dock a couple of stars. This is a lite coverage concealer with a nice subtle shimmer to its finish. I was surprised that it was a sheerer formula because Kevyn Aucoin base products are usually pretty full coverage, or at least buildable to medium coverage. This concealer does not build well, despite its thicker consistency. It easily blends out with a finger or sponge, but the coverage is very lite. I could see discoloration and spots through it. While it doesn't build well, it layers nicely over foundation. The gentle shimmer is really beautiful along the cheekbone. This, however, applied poorly under my eyes. I don't even have dry under-eyes, but this concealer turned it into a prune. It applied nicely over the rest of my face, but the eyes were a big regret lol This definitely sets very dry, which was fine for my oily T-zone. With the exception of the under-eyes, this wore nicely through the day. I bought the shades E01 and E02 with the intention of mixing them, but they did not match their online swatches from the Kevyn Aucoin website. E01 is a pale shade with a prominent yellow undertone. They're sheer enough that you can blend them out and there is leeway on the shade matching, but the E01's yellow is very strong. These were okay concealers. You do get a lot of product, and the light reflection is very pretty, but I feel that I have better concealers in my collection. I don't mind sheer coverage, but I do like the option to build over my problem areas, and the under-eye application was ghastly.


The Sensual Skin Enhancer
5.0
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19 days ago

This product has a lot of versatility. You can wear it at full concentration to spot conceal or as an all over full coverage foundation. You can also sheer it out with moisturizer or primer for lighter coverage. Right out of the container it's full coverage. I can cover my redness without color correcting beforehand, and it evens out any discoloration. As an all over foundation I apply it with a damp sponge and/or a dense foundation brush. At full concentration it does need more blending time, but once you work it in it's seamless. I use a light hand with application and the finish is beautiful and natural looking. It wears very well too, with none of my redness peaking through. Diluted with moisturizer, primer or sunscreen you can make it sheer to medium coverage. It builds very nice too, and blends easier once sheered out. I enjoy using this product on days I don't want to color correct my redness, or if I'm taking photos. The product comes in a small container, and is pretty pricey for the amount you get. However, this goes such a long way. The teenist amount is all you need. Even with a lot of use the full sized container lasted me almost two years. If you're unsure on your shade Camera Ready Cosmetics sells samples. I initially bought two sample shades to try, and ended up enjoying it so much that I bought a full size later on. Even the samples lasted me a long time. They were a great size to travel with instead of packing a full sized one. This is my favorite base product from Kevyn Aucoin. It has flexible coverage, a nice finish and wears very well throughout the day. Keep an eye out for sales as well. I've gotten it discounted at Dermstore (10% off your favorites), 20% off on Black Friday at Camera Ready Cosmetics and it shows up occassionaly at TJ Maxx to.

The Sensual Skin Enhancer
5.0
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19 days ago

This product has a lot of versatility. You can wear it at full concentration to spot conceal or as an all over full coverage foundation. You can also sheer it out with moisturizer or primer for lighter coverage. Right out of the container it's full coverage. I can cover my redness without color correcting beforehand, and it evens out any discoloration. As an all over foundation I apply it with a damp sponge and/or a dense foundation brush. At full concentration it does need more blending time, but once you work it in it's seamless. I use a light hand with application and the finish is beautiful and natural looking. It wears very well too, with none of my redness peaking through. Diluted with moisturizer, primer or sunscreen you can make it sheer to medium coverage. It builds very nice too, and blends easier once sheered out. I enjoy using this product on days I don't want to color correct my redness, or if I'm taking photos. The product comes in a small container, and is pretty pricey for the amount you get. However, this goes such a long way. The teenist amount is all you need. Even with a lot of use the full sized container lasted me almost two years. If you're unsure on your shade Camera Ready Cosmetics sells samples. I initially bought two sample shades to try, and ended up enjoying it so much that I bought a full size later on. Even the samples lasted me a long time. They were a great size to travel with instead of packing a full sized one. This is my favorite base product from Kevyn Aucoin. It has flexible coverage, a nice finish and wears very well throughout the day. Keep an eye out for sales as well. I've gotten it discounted at Dermstore (10% off your favorites), 20% off on Black Friday at Camera Ready Cosmetics and it shows up occassionaly at TJ Maxx to.

The Sculpting Powder
5.0
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22 days ago

I love this. I tried very hard to find a sculpting powder that looks decent on my skin tone. I am not a huge fan of contouring with bronzer. I’m G40 in Cover FX Power Play foundation, and this is great for carving out cheekbones. It is sort of a Brown mixed with grey and other powders I have tried are too warm on my skin. This powder is super pigmented and does not require much blending for a seamless look.

The Sculpting Powder
5.0
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22 days ago

I love this. I tried very hard to find a sculpting powder that looks decent on my skin tone. I am not a huge fan of contouring with bronzer. I’m G40 in Cover FX Power Play foundation, and this is great for carving out cheekbones. It is sort of a Brown mixed with grey and other powders I have tried are too warm on my skin. This powder is super pigmented and does not require much blending for a seamless look.