Kevyn Aucoin Gold, Bronze, Carbon The Molten Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was a warm-toned gold for sure, but it had browner undertones, which made it less orange-based and should be more flattering across more skin tones. The gloss was light-medium in weight, lightly tacky, and smooth on the lips. It spread well across the lips, yielded nearlly opaque coverage, and lasted for four hours on me. The formula was lightly hydrating while worn.

The formula is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours).

Ingredients

Bronze

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep reddish bronze with warm undertones and golden and copper pearl. It had a really complex sheen as the color appeared warmer, more golden and then more fiery, coppery as I moved. It looked more interesting in person and that effect helped minimize the unevenness of the gloss itself. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that did not spread evenly across my lips, and there was color that settled into my lip lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was hydrating over time.

Ingredients

Carbon

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and fine gold and violet pearl. It applied mostly evenly with good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–that had a much subtler shimmer-sheen finish compared to the rest of the shades in the line-up. I’m not sure if it actually had less shimmer in it or the deepness of the color covered the pearl. For such a deep shade, I was impressed by how well it applied, even though it wasn’t perfect. The texture was smooth, light-medium in weight, and just a touch tacky. It wore well for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing.

Ingredients

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Bronze The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Carbon The Molten Lip Color

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Product Availability

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color $30.00/0.14 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Maybelline Molten Gold Master Chrome
  • Chanel Rose Bronze Joues Contraste
On eyes:
  • Bobbi Brown Love Eyeshadow Trio
  • Bobbi Brown Peace Eyeshadow Trio
  • Marc Jacobs Plum(age) Highliner

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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All are stunning! I’m fascinated by that Gold color, just not sure if I can pull it off, might make me look sick, will need to swatch in person

My money is definitely on Bronze! That looks just right for a warm bronze-coppery shade, and the complexity that you described sounds lovely!

These are all beautiful but Bronze looks particularly stunning on you, Christine. It really brings out the flecks of gold and amber in your eyes. Unfortunately, I don’t think any would look quite right on me. I am too pale for these colors.

Holy shit, Carbon. That pigmentation is insane for a gloss! And that pearl – that’s incredible. 😍

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