big_eder's review of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX-06


6 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Ingredients Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Polyethylene, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Calcium Carbonate, Dextrin Palmitate, Honey, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beeswax, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum). May Contain ( /-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77491).


Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I know everyone has reviewed this already, but I thought I'd start reviewing them by color so it's easier to find a match. Brief description of product: amazing coverage, is all I can say. A little greasy, but use a damp sponge and a primer, and you will look flawless - best of all, no need for an extra concealer as this is literally like opaque paint.

SX-06 is not for LLL or lighter - it's definitely a FFF shade (NARS Fiji, Armani LSF #5). While described on his site as being neutral to yellow, much like most of the other SSE shades, this one is pretty darn yellow-based. In the jar it is straight up a dark yellowish beige, but on the skin it's not too dark, and the yellow subsides a bit. Still, I found it too much for my coloring (my eyelids and neck are noticeably more pink than my cheek when I put this on, as I don't apply foundation there). For comparisions in other brands, I use Becca Cashmere, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, Chanel Multivitamin in Shell, and Armani LSF #4 - for us, the perfect SSE is SX-05.

One thing about the SSE, when I was at the counter I spoke to Craig, the color-matching maestro. He told me that though a lot of East Asians fancy themselves very yellow, they're frequently more olive, while true yellow tones are usually found in Southeast Asians with darker complexions, and occasionally in Latin folk. Also, the reason why it's so hard to find a color match is because some of the colors (like SX-08 for example) are not that dark, but have a *black* base in them which will work fantastically on some skin and very poorly on others.
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