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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers

I have been wanting to try these for a few years now but I have never committed myself to them until now. I have heard and read that a lot of makeup artists rave about these but honestly they have been outside my price range.

I am super impressed and happy I added these to my kit. The sensual skin enhancers may be used as a concealer, foundation, contour or highlight. It’s a cream formula. It’s really pigmented which makes it good to use as a spot concealer and/or to brighten up under the eyes but because the texture is light it can be sheered out to use as a foundation. The formula is super smooth and creamy. It’s not thick, not oily and it gives a beautiful finish. I added the shades 5, 8, 11, 13, 16. I was supposed to get shade 1 so I could have the lightest shade and the darker shade and a couple in between shades so I may mix and customize but the associate gave me 11 instead. It’s all good though. I’m sure I could use 11 on someone.

L-R= 5, 8, 11, 13, 16

L-R= 5, 8, 11, 13, 16

5, 8, 11, 13, 16

5, 8, 11, 13, 16

I used this on a client who had some pretty bad discoloration and scarring and I used #13 to color correct because it has a bit of a salmon undertone and it covered her dark areas really well. I was super impressed. And I only used a little at a time to build the coverage.

They can be easily mixed to customize foundation shades. I was initially annoyed with how small the pots are for the price however I found that you don’t need a lot of product to cover the face. The coverage is good enough for a less is more application. I found this really easy to work with. The only thing I don’t particularly like about these is that they do have a scent to them. And it lingers for a bit after application. But other than the scent I’ve had no issues with these.

Wearing #13

Wearing #13

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers

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Night Out with Russian Red Lipstick

I am a huge fan of red lips and I love wearing red lipstick. Red lips look so classic and elegant especially for a night out. When I usually wear red lips I either go neutral on the eyes or if I’m feeling really bold or want to have that smoldering look, I wear a smokey eye. I went neutral here. I wore this for a night out with the girls. I also contoured my face here. I don’t usually contour my face because sometimes I just think it’s too much, for my taste, but I do think its good for a special night out from time to time, The lighting was pretty poor but I tried to get some better pictures 😦

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil Free Face Primer
Ben Nye Cream foundation in Almond(to highlight)
Ben Nye Cream Foundation in Mocha (to contour)
Bare Minerals Foundation

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Somoa Silk Eyeshadow on lid
Urban Decay Buck Eyeshadow in crease
Mac Chromographic Pencil NW25/NC30 on waterline
Lise Watier Feline HD Liner

Brows:
Anastasia Brow Duality Shell (Highlight brows)
Mac Spiked Brow Pencil

Lips:
Makeup Forever Aqua Lip 8C
Mac Russian Red Lipstick

Cheeks:
La Femme Coral Blush

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