Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder Review
Monday, 14 March 2016
My favourite step in my makeup routine is definitely contouring - I absolutely love how I can use creams and powders to carve out my cheekbones and sculpt my face. When it comes to contouring products, every makeup brand known to man have released their own sculpting ranges, but the holy grail of sculpting powders is said to be Kevyn Aucoin's The Sculpting Powder in Medium. At the time of purchasing this, the only shade available was Medium, but the brand has since launched a Light and a Deep shade.
For application, I use the Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (€30). I love its dense head, it really distributes the powder evenly and makes it super easy to blend. Depending on how intense I want my contour, sometimes I just use this to lay down the product, then go back in with a fluffier brush to buff the contour out.
I really don't have anything negative to say about this product - it is by far the best sculpting powder I've ever come across. It's the only true taupe shade that actually mimics provides a shadow to your face without looking muddy or just plain ridiculous. As it's a Kevyn Aucoin product, it's on the pricier side but as I said earlier, a little goes the longest way with this powder, so you definitely get bang for your buck.
The Sculpting Powder is €39.10, and as I said, it's now available in three shades. If you're looking for Kevyn Aucoin stockists, I buy his products from beautybay.com, or alternatively you can get them in Space NK.
Have you ever tried the Sculpting Powder?