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A Guide to Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

A Guide to Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

Introducing Kevyn Aucoin

We are thrilled to welcome Kevyn Aucoin to the Beauty Expert makeup line-up. A luxury, professional beauty brand founded by the late international makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin caters to both makeup artists and those looking to enhance their natural beauty.

Who was Kevyn Aucoin?

Kevyn Aucoin was an American makeup artist who gained international fame and success in his career, over the years earning celebrity fans such as Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow. His impressive portfolio includes working at Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Revlon, Shisedo, and then launching his own brand in 2001. Kevyn Aucoin’s brand philosophy was to make women feel beautiful and to encourage them to use makeup as a tool for self-discovery. This sentiment certainly still resonates with the brand today.

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Kevyn Aucoin with Cindy Crawford

What are the Best Kevyn Aucoin Products?

Here are five of the top Kevyn Aucoin categories with advice to help you make the best choice for your needs.

Primer

The iconic Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Primer is dreamy skin in a jar. A lightweight cream texture, this hydrating primer prepares the skin for makeup, whilst also protecting from daily environmental pollutants. It doesn’t add colour or shine, but instead gives a naturally glowy finish that feels comfortable to wear all day.

If you’re looking for a primer specifically formulated for your skin type, the Primed Skin Developer is a great choice because there are two options to target specific skin needs. Primed Skin Developer for oily complexions reduces excess oil production and contains Hyaluronic Acid to nourish the skin. The formula for dry complexions is enriched with moisture-boosting Marine Actives to ensure a smooth and flawless base.

Foundation

The Sensual Skin Enhancer is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of ways. Firstly, the creamy hydrating texture makes it ideal as a brightening concealer to cover blemishes and dark circles. Apply lightly with fingers to create a natural effect. As it is a thick consistency, mix with other products to use as a foundation. This allows customisation so you can achieve your preferred finish and level of coverage. We love mixing the skin enhancer with a primer such as the Sensual Skin Primer or a liquid highlighter such as the Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting.

For a luminous finish, look no further than The Etherialist Skin Illuminating Foundation. A medium but lightweight coverage with added hydrating benefits, this skin-perfecting formula is suitable for all skin types. For best results, apply with the Soft Buff Brush.

Sculpting and Defining

Perhaps the most iconic product in the Kevyn Aucoin collection, the Scultping Powder has gained cult status in the beauty industry. Expect a matte contour powder that allows you to define and sculpt your facial features easily and effortlessly. With the right tools, you can create your desired face shape with just one product. Use a contour brush to apply lightly on the hollows of the cheek and under the chin in a ‘3’ movement.

For a liquid finish, try the Liquid Contour Wand which uses a tip applicator to dispense a sculpting serum.

Highlighter

The Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Highlighting Powder is a beautiful powder highlighter that blends seamlessly into the skin, whilst still allowing you to control the intensity of the glow.

To create a strobing effect, the best choice is one of the Neo Limelight trios which offers three iridescent powders. They can be used alone, mixed together, or even on the eyes as a sheer wash of colour.

If you prefer a cream highlighter, the Guardian Angel Cream Highlighter is formulated with hydrating plant oils and gives a more natural radiance that looks like real skin.

Brow Definer

Creating the perfect brow arch can be a difficult task if you’re short on time in the morning. The Kevyn Aucoin Precison Brow Pencil is ultra-thin, meaning it’s difficult to make a mistake. Enriched with Vitamin E to nourish, the formula sticks to the individual hairs to create a naturally defined brow look. It’s even waterproof – it’s the ideal holiday beauty staple.

 

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