I remember a time in which the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder was one of the most talked about products for contouring. Back when it was at its top contouring was rather new and there wasn’t as much out there as there is now. However, it still is a product that is loved by many and that’s why I wanted to try it. It always looked to me like this was the ultimate powder to sculpt your face with and now I just had to try it. So I bought it and today it’s time for me to review it. So if you want to know everything about this famous Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in the shade Light, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder comes in a small golden cardboard box. When you open it up a soft little this comes out with the actual product inside. I do really like the fact that this product comes with a cover. I know it’s not like needed, but I do think that it adds a special touch to the product. It makes it feel more luxurious in a way. And it does protect the packaging itself from getting damaged as well as the product inside. All in all this cover is fantastic and I like it a lot.
Okay, moving on. The product itself comes in this tiny little compact. The thingy on the side is golden and the lid has this smokey brown colour to it. It does look really fancy. However, the size of the compact did surprise me. I know that product come in very excessive and big packagings lots of the time while they come with the same amount of product as this tiny little dude does, but I still was shocked by how little it is. It’s like the size of a big eyeshadow mono compact. On the inside it does come with a mirror which I think is very nice. It’s a bit too small to use for contour, but well, it’s there and I appreciate that.
The product comes with 3,1 grams of product. This is not a lot. For example my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette comes with a sculpting powder with 10 grams and my Chanel bronzer comes with even more than that. I don’t really know what the idea is behind this extremely small amount of product, but in a way I’m not mad about it. I mean, I only need a little bit of it per application and so far I don’t see any signs in the powder of usage, so I still think it will last me quite long.
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder 3,1 grams – €28
The Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder comes in three different shades. I don’t think three different shades is a whole lot, but I do like that they got an actual light shade in there as well as a nice medium and a nice deep colour. Since I’m super pale I ended up going for the lightest shade. Somehow I remember the medium shade to be most hyped for some reason, but I expected that to be too dark for me.
When I received the contour powder I was actually very surprised by how light the lightest shade actually is. It’s a really unique colour compared to most contour powders I have tried so far. It definitely does have a much more grey or ashy tone to it than pretty much every other contour product I own. The only product that comes close to this in terms of colour is the NYX HD Blush in Taupe. I do think that it’s a great tone to contour with. If you’re contouring you are trying to create natural looking shadows on your face and shadows are never warm toned, so this will create a very natural result. The only thing I was a little bit scared of, is that it was going to be too light to even show up on my face.
According to Kevyn Aucoin their The Sculpting Powder is a unique powder which adds a subtle shadow to the skin to define and sculpt your natural features. It’s designed to enhance, contour and sculpt the face. The shades are supposed to be a selection of shades that are just right for accentuating natural shadows on all skin tones. The sheer formula of the powder is supposed to glide effortlessly onto the skin whilst the absence of shimmer and glitter makes the shading and contouring look believable for a more refined complexion. The finely milled texture is supposed to be great for undetectable application and it’s almost impossible to overdo it.
Looking at the swatch I get why they say you can’t really overdo it with this powder. It’s not super dark or anything like that. However, it is very pigmented. It might not look like that because the shade is rather close to my natural skintone, but after using it I know for a fact it is. Even though this shade is such a good match for me, I still feel like I need to use a light hand with it. They claim you can’t overdo it, but I think you can. The first time I used this I left the house with a very obvious contour line and I only realised it was there once I got home at the end of the day. That’s right, even experienced people make basic mistakes like that. It happens to the best of us. Or to the ones who just aren’t very much awake when they do their makeup. Could be either one.
Anyway, I do think this powder is best used with a not too dense brush. I wouldn’t go in with a thick, dense or heavy brush you might like using for cream contouring. I usually stick with my MAC 188S Small Duo Fibre Brush or with a brush like the one on the picture below. Something light and fluffy. If you use a brush like that you will make sure the contour powder disperses evenly and in a more blended way. This way you can prevent it from looking too intense.
Once applied I do think that this Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder creates a very pretty look. I think that, because the colour is so close to my natural skintone, it looks very natural and believable. It creates a subtle shadow that makes your face look more sculpted and pretty without making it look like those sculpted features are fake. It’s soft and blended. I really like the way it looks.
All in all I do think that the Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Light is a great product. I think that the shade selection is great, even though there aren’t enough shades available at this point. But the shades they do have, have the perfect undertone for contouring. And that’s not something I see in a lot of contour powders these days. Aside from that I think that the texture of this powder is great and that it creates the most natural contour ever. It might be because I’m not that into contouring, but it’s not a product I’m going to be raving about. I like it, it’s great quality, but somehow it doesn’t set my heart on fire. I still think it’s a great product and that it’s worth the buy though.
That will be it for today. Thank you so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know what you think of this famous Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder. Do you think it’s worth it?