Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a shimmering, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Sunlight
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) contains a pink-peach highlighter, mid-tone rose pink blush, and reddish-brown bronzer that create a a muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a luminous finish when swirled together. CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer Capri
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer ($58.00 for 0.74 oz.) consists of a gradient of light, peachy-beige; muted coral; and subdued brown with reddish undertones that swirls and creates a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Revlon Racy Rose (008) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer Siena
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

6 Red Blushes for Maximum Rouge

We may call it rouge, but there are far less red-hued blushes on the marketplace, though luckily, we have some and many of the permanent ones are fantastic. Here are three warmer and three cooler takes on red blush. When working with deeper or more richly pigmented shades, my best tip is to use a fan brush, which will allow you to build up the color and intensity slowly and easily. Also, it’s nice to have a buffing brush on hand, or if you use liquid foundation, use the residual product left on the brush to tamp down over-applied blush.

  1. Clinique Cola Pop — A Warm Red with a Luminous finish.
  2. NARS Taos — A Warm Red with a Pearl finish.
  3. Kevyn Aucoin Fira — A Warm Orange with a Satin finish.
  4. Surratt Beauty Rougeur — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.
  5. MAC Frankly Scarlet — A Warm Red with a Semi-Matte finish.
  6. Urban Decay Quiver — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Makeup Palette

Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette ($165.00 for 0.79 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one contour powder. My favorite products are the highlighter and contour powders, which will come as no surprise, as I have reviewed them favorably in the past as standalones. You actually get more of each product in the palette than in the individual compact, but for $65 you could purchase the Contour Book Volume II, which also contains 0.17 oz. worth of the Celestial Powder and 0.14 oz. of the Sculpting Powder (plus other standout product sin the brand’s line, like a small version of Starlight and larger sizes of the cream versions of the highlight/contour found in this palette). I don’t think the eyeshadows are worth the additional expense; the shades themselves are dupable, but the formula feels dusty, dry, and sometimes powdery and other times stiffer. They blended out better than I expected, and they lasted seven to eight hours (so not too shabby), but they were more semi-sheer to semi-opaque and prone to sheering out when applied.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette
Kevyn Aucoin Holiday 2015 Makeup Palette The Legacy
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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