KEVYN AUCOIN SCULPTING POWDER IN LIGHT, DEFINING RATHER THAN CONTOURING
Every contour -palette, powder, stick or cream- review starts with the same sentence: I’m not good at contouring. It is true, none of us -amateurs- are. We didn’t grow up watching our mothers applying some every morning, and if it was on the models of the magazines, we couldn’t really notice it. It explains what most of us are very careful with it and why I have been reaching for the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Light.
-the shade Light compared to my usual bronzers and sculpting powders-
I love the word Sculpting, it doesn’t have the same bad connotation as the word contouring, which often resonates as something heavy and sloppy. And it is also what I like about the powder: I never feel like I’m contouring my face or dramatically narrowing it, at most I’m creating some shade at the very end of my cheeks and on the bridge of my nose. The consistency is so finely milled and the shade so neutral that I never feel like I have to be overly precise with it, I’m entitled to some hesitation and approximation.
In fact, once applied, the shade Light almost becomes invisible on my fair skin. It truly is a beautiful shade, very neutral and very cool toned, it simply looks like a light shadow. It’s a lovely way of respecting the paleness of my skin, complimenting a bright lip; a pared down makeup without compromising on the slimming effect of a bronzer. Sleek yet simple, it is hard to believe that such a small packaging has the ability to compliment both the shape and shade of my face, but it does it so beautifully that it currently overshadows my usual -still beloved- bronzers.