Tag Archives: kevyn aucoin

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.

kevyn aucoin review

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

Boots & Space NK Beauty Hauls!!

Posted on January 20, 2014

Hi Guys!

Last week I may have been tempted by some new Smashbox products at Boots, and a big sale at Space NK…

boots haul

I ordered the new Smashbox Full Exposure Palette and Try It kit – I’ve never tried Samshbox products before but I’ve heard so many good things about them I’m really excited to get stuck in with these! While I was on the Boots site I also ordered the Models Own Aqua Splash Nail Polish which I’ve had my eye on for a while, and a couple of Bourjois Clubbing Eyeliners. I have the Bleu Neon Clubbing Eyeliner which I love, so I thought I’d try the black and green versions.

space nk haul

Then, I kind of accidentally fell onto the Space NK site, they had an up to 75% off sale on so, it would have been rude not to surely? (I think the sale is still on… not that I’m encouraging you…)

I’ve decided I want to try out some candles, I’ve never been a candle person but I saw the Beautannia Candle Set which I thought looked lovely, and the Life NK Drift Away Collection so I thought I’d give them a go as they were such good bargains. I also spotted a nice little Kevyn Aucoin Palette in the sale, and thought I’d get an Hourlass Femme Nude Lip Stylo while I was on the site as I’d wanted to try one for a while.

So now I have lots of goodies to play with and review! I’ll be posting reviews of everything in the next couple of weeks.

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? xxx