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Monday, 18 March 2013

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

Kevyn Aucion Sensual Skin Enhancer review swatch photo

The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer has been doing the rounds in the blog world recently bought it on a whim when I was feeling a bit sorry for myself when I was in Space NK. I'd read a few reviews of it and thought it sounded like something that I would enjoy trying out so went ahead and purchased it. I bought the shade SX07, which is just about the right tone for my skin. I found it quite hard to match myself up but the always helpful Space NK staff helped me finally decide on a shade. It cost a (not so) cool £36, which is expensive even in high end foundation terms.

The Sensual Skin Enhancer is basically a pot of pure pigmented foundation, it's the thickest, most full coverage "foundation" I've ever tried. I know everyone says this with any foundation that a little goes a long way, but this really does. You need to TINIEST dot on the back of your hand to give completely full face coverage. Personally I find it way too cakey to be used alone as either foundation or concealer, but the beauty in this product comes when you mix it with various other products. I've tried it mixed with my Jouer Matte Moisture Tint to give it a little bit more coverage but still a soft base. I've also mixed it with other bases like my REN Day Cream, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm or mixed with a primer such as the Clarins Instant Smooth Primer. I've even heard reports of it being mixed with illuminators to give a nice glowy finish. I personally think it's great because you can customise a blend of products to suit your needs and then add the Sensual Skin Enhancer to give it some colour and coverage.

It's a really adaptable and unique product and I'm really happy with it. Sometimes I need it for extra coverage with my tinted moisturiser or use it with a moisturiser to create something nourishing while also evening out my skin tone. It's not the easiest of products to work with but once you get going with it you can work out how to blend it to suit you're needs you can go crazy mixing illuminators, moisturisers, primers and all sorts. While I do think it might be a faff for the average makeup user but I think it's well worth trying out if you're willing to experiment with makeup and want a unique product to try out.

21 comments

  1. This looks so nice, I have heard a lot about the celestial powder that they do and this looks like it is as amazing, two for my wish list! xxx
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  2. Looks really nice!! Not so sure about the price though but I guess if you only have to use a tiny bit then it will last for quite a long time! xx

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  3. Looks lovely, a little bit on the pricey side but something defiantly to invest into!

    Pipp xx
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  4. I've heard so much about kevyn aucoin products recently, but this sounds way to high coverage for me and even nars sheer glow is less expensive!

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  5. Oh no that sounds too difficult for me *lazygirl
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  6. Hmm sounds like a bit too much of a hassle for me... I have enough trouble convincing myself to put on mascara in the mornings haha!

    Cassie
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  7. Ah i've wanted to try this for so long, it looks amazing! Definitely on the wish list!x

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  8. I bought this yesterday!! Amazing

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  9. I've heard about the kevyn aucoin celestial powder before, the price just seems a bit too much for me though!
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  10. Ahh so expensive but this review has tempted me to splurge
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  11. It is expensive yes, but 1 tub is suppose to last you 2 years! I love mine, it gives me the most natural finish mixed with my daily moisturiser. Some days you don't want to wear a tinted moisturiser and others you want something more substantial, this little pot allows you to customise your own base depending on what skin day your having. Brilliant stuff and well worth the hefty price tag.

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  12. I'm dying to try this out but don't think it would be dry-skin friendly, even mixed with moisturiser!
    Chloe x
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  13. That is a crazy interesting product, think of all that you can customise it with!
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  14. I personally prefer full coverage foundation and i have a few that are simply not full enough to use on there own, so this sounds like a great product to invest in :)

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  15. This definitely seems like a unique product! Might have to give it a go...I love products that work well in mixing :)

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  16. I don't think I could ever risk paying the amount for something that might not work on me but if it was cheaper I would definitely want to try it out! x

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  17. Looks ans sounds amazing, would love to try it but I think it's a little bit overpriced :L <3

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  18. I'd love to try this, it's just so much money for it not to work for me! I wish they did a sample sized one!
    xc

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