Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow ($37.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a fiery, red-orange with a satin finish. NARS Taos is more muted, shimmery. NARS Liberte is browner, more muted. NARS Exhibit A is most comparable, but it seems slightly muted when put side-by-side, and it is not as red-toned. MAC Hidden Treasure is redder, darker, more muted. See comparison swatches.

If you fall head-over-heels for intensely pigmented blushes, keep reading; and if you run in the opposite direction in fear, keep running. Fira is so richly pigmented–I see this working particularly well on deeper complexions–but it’s totally workable on even fair skin tones. You doubt me, but the texture is ultra-soft, finely-milled, and very blendable. The blendability enables the color to be diffused and softened on the skin to yield a subtle color. Of course, you’ll want to use a light hand and a feathery brush (like a fan or stippling brush) to avoid applying too much product right out of the gate, because a little goes a long, long way. The more it gets worked into the skin, the more luminous the finish becomes, but it never emphasizes pores. Fira wore well for eight hours when I wore it very softly, and when I wore it more heavily, it lasted well for almost nine hours.

P.S. — This is the last of my Kevyn Aucoin blush reviews! Hope you enjoyed :)

The Glossover

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Fira

A+

If you fall head-over-heels for intensely pigmented blushes, keep reading; and if you run in the opposite direction in fear, keep running. Fira is so richly pigmented--I see this working particularly well on deeper complexions--but it's totally workable on even fair skin tones. You doubt me, but the texture is ultra-soft, finely-milled, and very blendable.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
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Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow
Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow

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60 thoughts on “Kevyn Aucoin Fira Pure Powder Glow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. WOW! I’m one of those fair girls who loves pigmented blushes, and I’m absolutely going to check out this range after your reviews. These are fantastic. Thank you, Christine!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of beka beka

    i love the kevyn aucoin reviews. i know its silly, but i much of my love for the brand comes just from his name being attached. it helps that the products are really great, too. the only thing i’ve tried and haven’t loved is the eyeliner. this blush is gorgeous!!! i wish my cheeks weren’t so red on their own, because i would love to wear this. what color eyeshadows/lipstick would you pair with this?

    • If you wanted this to be the focal point, then I’d keep the eyes and lips simple – maybe a contoured eye using mattes/satins in neutral shades, then a muted orange-red as a stain for lips.

    • LaDoshis

      Same here, I love the line as it is his. The products being amazing are the cherry on top. I’ve loved his line since it came out, but back then I couldn’t find it easily nor could I afford it since I was a college kid, but now- I can! And it’s easier to find for me :)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Malia Malia

    Not something I would buy, but I really enjoy your writing! I’ve been reading your site for a while and noticed recently its been a lot less “dry” hope that’s not offensive cause its not meant t o be! ;)

  4. Ooh, a thing of beauty! The swatch looks a bit intimidating, but so gorgeous on your cheek. :)

  5. I loveeee bright blushes n hoard as if there is no tomorrow …

    have exhibit a but this is going to be in my kitty soon …
    its looking beautiful n ohhhh so gorgeous on u dear …

    you make things pretty with your high voltage deadlyyyy smile n warmth on your face ….

  6. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this shade! I have been looking to try something from the Kevin Aucoin range but I wasn’t sure what to get. This is my pick!

  7. My goodness this is beautiful but I already own NARS Liberte and Mac Hidden Treasure. But this just looks stunning. It’s a good thing I don’t have a Kevin Aucoin counter near me… I don’t think I could resist it in person.

  8. Haha I love the glossover. I might have to keep running, but I LOVE this one on you SO incredibly much!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Barbie Barbie

    Wow how did you apply it get it that sheer? its give you a nice healthy glow on your cheeks

  10. Emily

    That looks beautiful on you!

  11. Liz

    Fun. I already have Taos and Liberte, so I’ll pass.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    ooooh pretty – I wonder how it compares to Dolce & Gabbana Sole which I love? Anyone have both?

  13. jennifer

    I’m so happy to see someone reviewing KA products. I think his line is often over looked. What specific brushes would you recommend for this blush or any high pigment brush? I adore punchy blushes – but find applications tricky at times. This looks so lovely and glowy on you!

    • Hi Jennifer!

      I like using MAC’s 184 (fan brush) a lot for anything this pigmented! A good way to cheat, too, is to take your foundation brush and soften the color that way as well. :)

  14. I likee such Ornage toned blushes.. and it is just amazingg!!
    Looks lovely on u.. :)

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jordan Jordan Zimmer

    Thank you so much for the review, Christine! This might just be my first ever Kevin Aucoin purchase now ;)

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer Jen

    Wow! Love super pigmented blushes that are actually quite wearable when applied lightly. This one is stunning!

  17. Velvetrain

    I love this blush and have had it for a solid year. It’s beautiful on women of color especially those in the deeper spectrum like myself. Gives such warmth to the skin. I do find Nars Exhibit A to be similiar but the fira is of a deeper red.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Bridgette Bridgette

    I love this blush! I totally agree with you on this. It’s very pigmented and comparable to Nars exhibit A, which I just purchased from Sephora!!

  19. Joanne

    OMG LOVE! *grabby hands* I’m sorry, wallet, but you will thank me for this later!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of liz liz

    this is insane. it’s almost neon! I reeaaallllly like it.

  21. Stunning shade, although I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to wear that much colour, or I would need a course in mega blending :o) Xx

  22. Jaz

    So pretty- but not in the budget. ( Where can I buy KA anyway- neimans, or nordies? )

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I love bold shades, but you do have to be careful if you’re as fair as I am. XD I’ve been in the market for a red blush for a long time but always felt NARS Exhibit A would pull too orange on me. Do you think this would work better for a cool-toned complexion?

    • Yes – NARS Exhibit A is DEFINITELY more orange than this one is. This is still a warmer blush, though.

      Have you tried MAC Frankly Scarlet? That is redder/bluer blush, I think! They also have a really dark pink one that might pull closer to a bluish-red (though it may look more bluish-pink when sheered out) that I can’t remember the name of.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

        I didn’t know MAC’s Frankly Scarlet, so thank you for the rec. :) I’ll have to give it a look. Sometimes I look at warmer reds for my skintone because they’ll pull more neutral than a blue-red, which will sometimes go fuschia on me. Odd how that works. :)

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelli kellilee

    Gorgeous! Love this!

  25. shelley

    I have NARS Exhibit A and I love it but then I love this one too. I must grab this beauty.