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Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight Review

Posted on March 3, 2014

Hi Guys!

Ok so I may have purchased a few Kevyn Aucoin bits – I’m in love with my Iconic Eyes Set and as soon as I bought it I couldn’t wait to try some more products out. You’ll have to wait and see to find out what the other things are 🙂 but here is the first – the Celestial Powder in Candlelight.

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The Celestial Powder is definitely one of Kevyn Aucoin’s most popular products, it’s described as ‘A sublime and ethereal highlighter that adds a subtle highlighter to the skin’

‘This sheer, opalescent, champagne-colored powder works like a soft focus lens, blurring imperfections and accentuating your best features with an illuminating gleam. Applied over foundation, or bare skin, Candlelight highlights cheekbones and illuminates any areas that light would naturally strike. It can also be dusted all over the face for a pretty, ethereal glow that’s lightweight, subtle & sophisticated.’

kevyn aucoin candlelight review

So who wouldn’t actually want to try this product!? It sounds amazing and has positive reviews littered all over the internet! It does come at a price though, at £35 for 3.10g makes this a wallet clenching £11.29 per gram of powder, eek!

kevyn aucoin celectial review

The powder itself is a gorgeous light champagne colour. It’s possibly the most finely milled powder I’ve ever used, it’s so silky smooth and soft, it’s almost unreal! Here’s a super close up so you can see the gorgeous colour.

kevyn aucoin powder review

When I stuck my finger in to swatch, I was like ‘wow!’ it really is amazingly soft!

kevyn aucoin candlelight swatch

I’ve added a couple of hand swatches so you can see how the powder looks in different lights. The best thing about this product is that it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It highlights without glitter or sparkle. You can build it up from a subtle glow to a stronger highlighted look wherever you want, so it’s really versatile.

candlelight swatch

celestial powder swatch

Overall I’m really impressed with this Celestial Powder, and as many others have said, the only downfall is the price! At £35 it not going to be cheap in anyones opinion, but is it worth it?? I definitely think so. The selling point for me has to be the softness of the powder – and any product that makes me ‘glow’ without a hint sparkle gets a big thumbs up from me.

My next plan is to dig out my other highlighters so I can compare them all 🙂

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any Kevyn Aucoin products? I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Kevyn Aucoyn The Iconic Eye Set Review & Swatches

Posted on January 30, 2014

Hi Guys!

Here is the next review from my Boots & Space NK Hauls – The Kevyn Aucoin The Iconic Eye Set. The Set includes a five pan palette, eyeliner pencil and brush.

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I purchased the palette on sale at Space NK for £24, which was half the original price of £48. I have to say I wouldn’t have bought it for £48 as this is way out of my price range.

iconic eyes set

The packaging is very luxurious as expected. The products arrived wrapped in tissue paper inside their own zippered mini cosmetics bag, with a cardboard outer.

kevyn aucoin eyeliner

So first up, the Eye Pencil Primatif in Basic Black. To be honest this doesn’t look to be anything special, just a standard black pencil…

kevyn aucoin eyeliner review

…but when I swatched it on my hand, it was the creamiest blackest black I’ve ever seen! I was really surprised with how intense the colour was. For a pencil that appears so unassuming, it was definitely shocked. To compare this with one of my all time favourite eyeliners – Urban Decay Zero, I would say the pigmentation is on a par, but the Kevyn Aucoin pencil has a slightly firmer formula, which at first I wasn’t overly keen on but quickly I realised this creates for finer, more precise lines.

kevyn aucoin brush

Next up is The Travel Eye Shadow Slant Brush. As a brush this is great, the hairs are soft and fine and easily manipulated. Personally this brush is a bit too small for me, the head being about 5mm across. I prefer a chunkier brush really.

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And finally the Iconic Eyes Palette. This palette is simply gorgeous, it’s full of easy to wear shades to suit all skin tones.

kevyn aucoin iconic eyes review

Pans clockwise from top left – The Celestial Powder in Candlelight, The Sculpting Powder in Medium, The Shimmer Shadow in Rose Quartz, The Matte Shadow in Light Bone #101 and Taupey Gray #505.

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kevin aucoin eyeshadow swatches

kevin aucoin swatches iconic

To me these colours are just perfect, it’s everything you need for a day to day look, which you can intensify for the evening.

So what did I think of this kit? I absolutely love the Eye Pencil, I’m so glad I’ve discovered this! The Iconic Eyes Palette is also gorgeous, only let down by the fact that there are two ‘cheap’ eyeshadow applicators. I personally really dislike these sponge applicators and think it cheapens the palette. I would rather have had larger pans or extra pans in that space, this is just my own opinion. Nevertheless it is a lovely every day palette and I think I’ll get a lot of use out of it!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried Kevyn Aucoin products?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx