Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight & The Esstential Eyeshadow review



Kevyn Aucoin is a well known high-end brand that is known for its goodquality for money.

Generous of them, they have sent me two of their best selling products to test. The Celestial Powder in Candlelight and The Essential Eye shadow Palette













THE CELESTIAL POWDER in CANDLELIGHT









This sheer, opalescent, champagne-colored powder works to blur imperfections, instead accentuating your best features with an illuminating gleam. Applied over foundation or bare skin, The Celestial Powder in Candlelight can be used to highlight cheekbones and any areas where light would naturally strike, or as an all-over glow that is lightweight, subtle and sophisticated.

Packaging is a sleek red compact case with an interior mirror and brush (that I always, for some reason, dispose, of course!)


Candlelight is a beautiful golden, champagne toned highlighter which appealed to me as it complimented by Ivory beige skin tone. This Luxurious highlighter made me glow in a nice, healthy and natural way without overdoing it. No hint of glitter in it, just a soft sheen that reflects with the light.

The texture is extremely soft and highly pigmented. Very blendable too. All you need is a small dab on your brush, et voila! This is the most finely milled powder, let alone highlighter, that I've ever come across.  It feels to me like a dupe to MAC's Soft and Gentle.

This product did not emphasize any pores or cause me any break-outs, only pampered my complexion that I felt almost like a princess :)

The Celestial Powder lasted 8 hours! Yes! It has high staying power that by the end of the day it looked slightly faded.

WHAT IT IS
·         Adds a youthful radiance to the skin
·         The lustrous formula captures light on the skin
·         Cashmere like texture blends effortlessly into the skin

HOW TO GET THE LOOK
·         Dusted anywhere on the skin where you wish to capture light, The Celestial Powder in Candlelight adds radiance and a delicate highlight wherever it is placed. The highlights created by The Celestial Powder in Candlelight are never harsh; the look is as if you are glowing from within

This is my new Holy Grail! Totally recommend it.


PRICE: $42.00

AVAILABILITY: KEVYN AUCOIN The Celestial Powder in Candlelight is available at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Space NK, and independent and online retailers nationwide.




THE ESSENTIAL EYE SHADOW SET






When it comes to eye shadow and color, the possibilities are endless!  Kevyn Aucoin introduces four highly pigmented, versatile Essential Eye Shadow Set in color combinations for Summer 2013.  These lush and pigment-rich shadows are triple-milled for shades that glide-on with ease.  For natural show-stopping eyes, to dramatic eye-popping color, these new Eye shadows will open your eyes to a world of endless possibilities. 

BENEFITS:

·         Micronized powder pigments that glide on effortlessly
·         Smooth, crease-free application
·         Ultimate blendability
·         Virtually fool-proof



The texture is divine. It’s so buttery and insanely smooth and silky. As expected with such lovely textures, it glides easily onto the lid and blending is a breeze. 
I had no problems with this shadows palette in terms of application and pigmentation. The only downside to it is if you press a little too hard with your brush or applicator, it does have a tendency to break and squash into itself, so be careful! You do not even have to press heavily to pick up color as I only had to pat the applicator/brush that I used to swatch these on top of the surface and I came away with enough product! Plus, No fall outs!
The compact case, just like the Celestial Powder, is very chic red sleek packaging. It is really small and really light -weight almost plastic feeling, with gold lock to secure closing the compact. Included, a nice big mirror for touch ups. 
There are also 2 applicators to apply the eye shadows, and there are 5 shades to each palette.  There are 6 available palettes. The palette shown in picture is #2.
However, I found the palette a bit pricey for a 5 small size eye shades. I felt like for that price, you should get more of a heavier plastic than something that maybe you would expect with a drugstore price. This costs more than the Naked and Naked 2 pallets, which you get 12 full size, colors and this you only get 5 colors for $42 dollars. So, you mostly pay for the brand name, not the quantity; although the quality is more than amazing I must say.
On the up side, the colors of the palette really show true to what it is.The eye shadows are really pigmented and doesn't fade easily. 

PRICE: $42.00

AVAILABILITY: KEVYN AUCOIN The EYE SHADOW DUO is available at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Space NK, Neiman Marcus and independent and online retailers nationwide beginning Summer 2013.


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