The Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder is a product I’ve seen featured on blogs and YouTube endless times over the years, and I’ve always wanted to try it but I just wasn’t sure if would work for my skintone. I’ve tried endless contouring products over the years on the hunt for the perfect contour, and until now my favourites have been the NYX Taupe Blush (which is definitely not a blush) and the Makeup Geek Break Up Contour Powder. Although I am happy with them both, I can’t help looking for something better; if that something better even exists, and I decided it was high time I gave the Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder £35 (Cult Beauty) a try especially as I’ve read countless rave reviews.
The Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder is available in three different shades; Light, Medium and Deep, and is £35 for 3.1 grams of product. Until trying the sculpting powder, I’d never tried anything from Kevyn Aucoin before, but I was surprised by how luxurious the packaging was with including the outer box. The Sculpting Powder itself comes with a lovely, black velvet case which protects the compact perfectly and you can’t help but feel fancy when using it as the packaging is so luxurious. The compact has a beautiful metallic ombré red design on the lid, and it opens by pressing the long golden strip along the front to reveal a mirror within the lid.
“Easy to use, sculpting powder that enhances, contours and highlights. Unique blend of brown, red and grey pigments work together to recreate natural shading on the face for more dramatic effects or soft definition. Sheer formula glides on effortlessly. The waterproof and crease-proof formula mimics the look of naturally flawless skin.”
The Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder has the most perfect tone for contouring as it’s a cool toned shade, but it’s not too cool such as NYX Taupe which is basically grey and not the most flattering on the skin. The Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Light is a cool toned contour with a touch of warmth which looks incredibly natural on the skin, and really does mimic the appearance of shadow on the skin to give a more chiselled appearance to the face. It’s one of the easiest contour powders to apply that I’ve tried, and I prefer to use either the Real Techniques Blush Crush Contour Brush or the ELF Studio Contour Brush for application.
The powder is amazingly pigmented and I only need to dip my brush into powder very gently to pick up enough product to contour my whole face. Originally there was just one shade of The Sculpting Powder; Medium, and the shades Light and Deep were only introduced in 2016 and Light couldn’t be a better shade match for my skintone. It blends into the skin with hardly any effort and it has a natural matte finish which lasts throughout the day without fading. I like that you can create a super intense, dramatic contour or a more subtle, everyday highlight which I prefer and I’ve not touched another contour product since – it’s absolutely worth the hype.
Have you ever tried the Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder?