Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Setting Powder ($ 58)
Ooh! Sparkly. ? And dare I say it, borderline unicorn?
This new powder by Kevyn Aucoin looks like a highlighter, right?
Nope! It’s supposed to be a face setting powder, but it has a gradient of different finishes.
I know! Kind of crazy.
On the left side of the pan where the letter “K” is, the finish is more matte, but it gets progressively pearly as you move right. The idea is that you can pick your powder finish poison. Matte or dewy, or anywhere in between, it’s up to you.
It’s pretty darned innovative! — which is something I hardly ever find myself saying anymore about beauty products. I mean, let’s get real — a lot of things get recycled from season to season, but this idea seems pretty fresh for a face powder.
It also feels fab. I’ve never worn a Kevyn Aucoin face powder before, but this one feels like heaven in a pan, or what I imagine it must feel like to take a cat nap on fluffy clouds in heaven. It’s almost creamy soft, and I really wanted to fall in love with it just for that.
Unfortunately…it’s not workin’ well on my skin.
First of all, the matte side isn’t very matte, at least not to my eye, and the shimmery side is a super shiny overspray with a slightly less shiny powder underneath.
Little bit strange.
On the matte side, I still see lots of golden pink pearl, and it intensifies as you move toward the shinier right side of the pan. I dunno… It just doesn’t look natural at all on my face.
I was thinking that I might be able to wear it as a golden pink highlighter, but even then it doesn’t work well for me because the powder has white undertones that don’t get along with my tan.
If you’re a lighter lass, you might check it out. It could just be that I’m not the target audience.
It’s available now at Sephora, SpaceNK and online, if you’re curious.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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