Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Kat Von D Subconscious (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moss Agate Sculpt (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Talia (Contour) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Hollow (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Deep Contour (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Medium Contour (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Independent (823) (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Sculpting Powder is supposed to feel lightweight and have buildable coverage from sheer to full. Recently, the brand expanded the Sculpting formula to include two new shades–Light and Deep–to complement the existing Medium shade. Deep is several shades darker than Medium, which is a good thing, and still retains the more neutral undertone that made Medium so beloved by those who enjoy contouring. It’s a very pigmented formula that’s more blendable than it is buildable; if you apply less, you can sheer and blend out the color enough for a subtler contour, but it has a tendency to apply rather true-to-pan. The texture was very soft, smooth, and finely-milled with a bit of excess kicked up in the pan. The color could have been slightly more blendable in practice, but it wasn’t too much work to diffuse the edges. The contour wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep (your left) | Light (your right) The Sculpting Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Deep The Sculpting Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Clarins Rosewood (02) Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Welcome to My Loft Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Shiseido Red Crush (RD715) Rouge Rouge Lipstick
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ooohh from an evil LE box of eyeliners… Zoeva Taupe to the rescue. It’s really close. and better still…already have it ayyyynnnd a backup. 😛

Blended out, this is nowhere near how deep I thought it would be! It could actually work on darker toned medium complexions, perhaps. Although I still love my Nyx Taupe (newer) best of all for giving me nice, natural looking sculpting.
I will say, this one looks pretty darn good on you, even if a bit darker than you’d ever need. I’m guessing that’s because it has a very neutral base.

I am dark skinned and wonder how this would wear on NC45 skin tones. I have been looking for a good contour powder and really need to know.

I think it could work on NC45 skin – I am wearing it subtly on my face, but the swatches show heavy vs. blendfed out!

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