Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder

originally posted 11/19/15

Class, as I write this my most-read post ever is the one where I compared the LORAC Pro Contour to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette. It must be a popular search or something!Today, I want to add another product to that comparison. This product, however, is just a contour powder. Just one shade, no highlighters. I still think it’s worth it. I present “The Sculpting Powder” by Kevyn Aucoin:

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This bad boy was purchased in my recent Sephora Haul, but it is also available from Beautylish, among other stores. The shade listed is “Medium” but I’m not even positive that there’s another shade available anywhere. It doesn’t matter – this shade is perfect if you are fair- or light-skinned.
Let me show you what I mean.
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Above, you will find the three products in question. Our comparison will be between the Kevyn Aucoin powder, the comparable “Light Contour” from LORAC and “Fawn”(middle bottom) from ABH. In the pan, these are all similarly toned. They all seem fairly neutral, or even cool, right?
Now look at the swatches:
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 The Kevyn Aucoin is the one in the middle. Can you see the difference in tone? If I can, you can.
Here’s the same swatch in natural light, with labels:
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While the differences between these shades do not seem huge, any fair girl can attest to the fact that the less orange a contour shade is, the better.

And as far as not being part of a palette goes, the K.A. is certainly more portable because of this fact. I mean, we use so many different highlights anyway, why not mix and match?

I hope this helps if you’re in the market for a new contour powder!

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