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

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
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). Revlon Racy Rose (008) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Style (P, $24.00) is brighter (85% 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.” The powder was very soft, smooth, and blendable, while kicking up a bit of excess powder in the pan, but it didn’t look dusty or dry on the skin. It seemed denser and more refined compared to some of Kevyn Aucoin’s more matte blushes. The texture sat well on the skin and yielded a noticeable sheen but wasn’t overtly shimmery nor did it emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that could easily be applied with a lighter hand for a more diffused, sheerer look, if desired. On me,
it wore well for eight hours before fading. It’s easier to use it two shades at a time, rather than one, but it is possible to use just one shade at a time with most highlighter brushes.

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Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Siena The Neo-Bronzer

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

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Julia Avatar

.74oz?? Holy mother of makeup that is enormous! Considering that all of the other cheek powder products are around $40 for 0.11 oz it’s rather an amazing value for the brand. I really like the pretty ombre packaging, too. How does the illuminator compare to Candlelight or Starlight on its own?

Jocelyn Avatar

It’s a very pretty blusher color mixed all together. Not sure it appeals to me as three separate products. I have a number of KA products I really like, but not sure I’d spend $58 just for a pretty blush. I like it, though!

Jocelyn Avatar

Totally agree. The idea of the ombre is cool, but it makes it more difficult in practice. And something about it just reminds me of when one color kicks up too much powder and lands on the other colors in a palette, which is annoying. Maybe that’s just my OCD at play. ?

Louisa Avatar

I purchased this in the Capri color way (cool pink). For reference, my skin tone is light, neutral, and ever so slightly warm. I find it so beautiful, flattering, and long-wearing. I absolutely love it! I use a fan brush and a light touch, since this is very pigmented and soft. I have been alternating between this and the By Terry palette (tan vibes). Both give me plenty of blush options. Some of the By Terry shades are great on the eyes too.

Louisa Avatar

It is not very cool, in my opinion, but rather a slightly warm pink. I bought it sight unseen. Later when I saw Capri and Siena side by side, I thought Siena was too orange for me. There is no blue undertone, but it is cooler than Siena. It’s really beautiful and I love the ombré effect!

Katherine T. Avatar

It’s a pretty color but this is ginormous! At .74 oz, it’s about 5x the size of a regular blush/bronzer. Note even sure a makeup artist can make a dent in this one! Wish they had issued this at 1/5 the the size for 1/5 the price ( .15 oz for $12)

Andrew Avatar

I ordered Capri, the cool pink shade, and I’ve become a man obsessed haha. Using a contour brush I’ve actually been able to get six distinct shades out of it: highlight, blush, bronzer, highlight+blush, blush+bronzer, and all three together. I absolutely love it.

Since it does kick up a bit of powder, I’ve found it’s best to hold the brush straight above the powder and dab once, then lightly pat the product on your skin, then you can buff and blend it out. Like most KA products a tiny bit goes a long way and I definitely think there’s a slight learning curve to figure out the optimum way to use it. Like the Sensual Skin Enhancer, I’ll more than likely never be able to use all of this up; this is probably the most generous product I’ve seen from them barring the contour palettes.

Christine Avatar

Thanks for the tips on working with it, Andrew! 🙂 I kind of wanted to dig into the powder to see how it looks all the way through, but the powder seemed a little more fragile and I’m worried about the integrity of such a large pan if I start digging at it, lol!

Heather Avatar

Aw it’s ok hon, not your fault ? Keep serving up the wonderful reviews! I always consult your reviews first and foremost. Your swatches are key to what I buy if I can’t try it out in person. Thank you so much! ???

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