Face of the Day Kevyn Aucoin

fotd: kevyn aucoin contour book vol. II

May 24, 2016

Here are some photos of me wearing the Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Vol II, as a follow up to my review post. I’m proud to say I managed to use ALL the included products. Over my foundation, I used the cream highlighter and contour, and set them lightly with their powder counterparts after.

I really like the cream pans and have found myself using them more often than I thought I would, given my typical preference for powder contour/highlighters. The creams are awesome for adding quick and easy definition to my face. I use them alone when I have a bit more time to do my base, and want a little extra shape to my features. As for the powders, they’re so finely textured that even when I layer them over the creams (as I did here) I never have to worry about looking too Instagram-ish. This palette is really foolproof.

Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Vol 2 1

Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Vol 2 2

I’m wearing all four eyeshadows here as well: Cool Tan all over, Ruddy Earth along my lash lines and in the outer V, and a mix of Brighten and Starlight in the inner corners. I love the way it turned out, thanks in no small part to the deep warmth of Ruddy Earth. You know I much I love warm brown eyeshadows!

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Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Vol 2 5

This is probably one of my favourite FOTDs. Everything just came together really well: my bone structure has definitely been enhanced and my eye look is neutral but not boring. And the best thing is, it was all achieved quickly, easily and with almost not fussing over blending. The cream contour/highlight just melted into my skin and blended in seamlessly with some tapping (I applied with my fingers) and the matte eyeshadow swept on smoothly without any patchiness whatsoever. It’s been wonderful on days when I have very little time to get ready but want to look pulled-together.

Pricing & Availability: Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II is USD$65 and available at Sephora.com

 

 

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  • Reply
    Jess
    September 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    great post, thank you. What foundation are you wearing? It looks lovely.

    • Reply
      Emily
      September 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Jess! It’s Make Up For Ever HD Liquid Foundation in Y225, which I highly recommend for natural-looking skin that photographs flawlessly.

      • Jess
        September 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm

        Thank you. You look great!

  • Reply
    Emily
    May 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you! Actually it’s just clear lip balm – Fresh Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    May 31, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Hi Emily – This look is gorgeous! What lip color are you wearing?

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