Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer: Daily Makeup #8.
I always wish I did more of these “what I’m wearing” posts as I love when other bloggers do them, it’s always helpful to see products on in my opinion. I seem to go through periods of reaching for my favourite products, although I do tend to rotate my makeup on a daily basis.
Recently I’ve been talking about a new base that’s working for me, I have started mixing a thick foundation base with an illuminating primer and applying it for a dewy, radiant base. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a mission to work with at first, the tiny pot can be worked in like a concealer or foundation – although in my opinion it’s a little too heavy for this purpose. I mentioned in a previous post about mixing it in with moisturiser first, but I’ve taken to mixing it in with primer instead, especially a smoothing or radiant primer. Usually I apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to make my skin velvety smooth – I’m sure we’ve all heard of this, but if not I highly recommend as it’s really lightweight and creates a really flattering base. I then mix together the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal for a beautiful, sheer but flattering tinted base. I use only a tiny, tiny amount of the Kevyn SSE but the results are incredible, my skin looks really great and the base still looks light and natural. I’ve just bought the Laura Mericer Radiance Primer after seeing the lovely Anna recommend it, so I’m going to give this a whirl from now on (to save my BECCA SSP!). I have tried mixing the KA with the Smashbox primer and this is another way I recommend.
For blusher, I’ve been gunning for the Revlon Cream Blush in Flushed which looks a bit daring but I can assure you, a small amount dabbed on and buffed in will give you a really natural flush. I find this a little hard (?) in the pot so I tend it warm it in my hand first. Next up, if I’m going out I’ll pat on a really small amount of By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder for the ultimate smoothed over finish. I swear by this stuff, a little goes a long way so the pricetag is almost justified and it’s a winner for keeping moisture locked in and created a flawless base that lasts. I use the Real Techniques Kabuki Brush to gently pat on the powder.
For eyes, I’ve been going back to an old favourite lately and that’s the Smashbox Photo Op Softbox palette, a really lovely mix of shades that I can always rely on. I love palettes that don’t contain too many pinky shades as these don’t suit me at all, but this palette is so wearable and one of my most used. The quality is amazing, the shades work well and blend together and you can create a million different looks. I usually use the warm champagne shade (top left) as a base and then sweep over either the middle top brown shade or the bottom right rich shimmery brown.
Then it’s time to slick on a little of the Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless mascara * for separated, curled lashes on a budget. I really like this at the moment, it doesn’t budge and my eyes look wide awake. For eyebrows, I should mention I’ve been using the same Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil as always.
To finish, it’s a job for the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip in Rose Shimmer *, the perfect lip product that creates pouty, smooth lips with a hint of shimmer.
What do you think of the look this week?