Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
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. Hourglass Mood Exposure (LE, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (DC, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s designed to be used individually or altogether for “the perfect sun-kissed look.” The powder is described as “finely-milled” and the finish is “natural-looking.” It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, so it was easy to get color onto the brush while still being nearly effortless to diffuse and soften on the skin. The shimmer produced a smooth, luminous sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but wasn’t so subtle that it was hard to see. The only downside was that there was some excess product kicked up in the pan, which made it harder to use the shades individually as inevitably one shade’s powdery bits would wind up on another, so it is a product I think is better for someone who doesn’t require them to apply as three distinct shades. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before I noticed fading.

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Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Capri The Neo-Bronzer

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Makeup Atelier Nude Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Highlights Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Very pretty but I could not help but notice it was Made in China. For that price, that is inexcusable. Even if I thought I would love to own this, I would not buy it on principle.

Wow, I hadn’t noticed the “Made in China”. I have a KA eye shadow quint that is made in the US. Most of my luxury brands are made in Italy or France, although one of my NARS palettes is made in China. Hmmm… Regardless, I think this is a stunning blush / bronzer. I have Capri, and I love it. I already posted comments under the review of Siena yesterday.

I definitely agree with others who commented earlier on this, I would have rather had less product for less $$$’s. Both of these KA cheek palettes are really beautiful, but I’m not one to wear the same exact blush every single day! At 57, I probably wouldn’t even get to use it all up, so I’d have to”will” it, haha!!!

The pink is more muted than I expected. Still pretty. I agree that a smaller pan for a smaller price would have made me a lot more likely to pick this up. I got both of the By Terry palettes though so I definitely don’t need this.

I think smaller would make it harder to use them individually (like at all), so there’s that, but it is so big!

I ordered this a couple of days ago after talking myself out of the new By Terry palette and the Tom Ford blush, bronzer, highlight LE palette. It looked so pretty online and after seeing your review and pictures of it on you I am so glad it is on its way to me!

I think it was a combination of time and money. Since I have never seen any of these products in person it really wasn’t a question of which I liked the most. The cost was certainly a factor and after saying no to myself two times (I just don’t NEED another face palette) I gave in the third time.
I just got it and am so happy I have it. Love the colors, especially the area where the bronzer meets the blush, it is my perfect summer cheek shade! Very happy with the whole palette ?.

As usual, agree with Katherine. This one hits two of my piques from new mug. That is one SL of product. Do have Bloodroses lip and duo cream cheek and really like the shades. IDK that they were PRC products. It’s real tough to keep up a no PRC products stance. Many items can fool you. You will never have another instant read, or virtually any other, thermometer. As a group of pet friendly people, I advise extreme vigilance on dog treats. PRC’s record on pet harm is proven beyond any other product. Still would love to at least swatch this one.

They are gorgeous however…Just realised these palettes are made in China! I don’t mind that but for that price?… ツ

I think it should be fine, but I don’t know if I’d keep it in a makeup bag for every day unless your bag was pretty full 🙂

I really love how the colors blend together, it looks gorgeous on your cheeks. If I did not have a stash of blushes I would probably get it but it is a little bit pricey so I think I will pass on this, but I do really need to try Kevyn Aucoin products!
Thank you for the review!!! 😀

Can this work for me? I’m thinking between tarte exposed or this for a nude blush for a tone on tone makeup. I have a fair Asian skin NC20 and lightest from Chanel.

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