Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo – Medium/ Candlelight

Last post of 2015. is here and I wanted to dedicate it to something that has became a true staple in my makeup bag. As much as I love The Sculpting Powder and it really is an HG sclupting material – this creamy version is even easier to use, provides day appropriate definition and caters to dry/dehydrated skin which is ideal for me during the colder months.

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo  in Medium/ Candlelight (4.5g cost €22.40) is fulproof contouring/highlighting mini kit – even for newbies! The shade selection is so natural in both the shading and highlighting shade and the texture is so workable and forgiving – you can always fix or change you application. It's nice to have a nonchalant approach to makeup, which definitely makes the entire experience that much pleasant and results never underwhelm.

Featuring the same luxurious packaging as The Sculpting Powder Medium, it truly is an elegant and functional piece of makeup. I'm still enamoured with the press/mechanical opening mechanism of the lid and the oxblood/black color scheme is up my street.

  • Stize nam posljednji post u 2015. a zeljela sam ga posvetiti necemu sto je postalo dio moje svakodnevnice i nezaobilazan dio moje makeup rutine. Koliko god da volim The Sculpting Powder, koji je bez sumnje HG materijal u sferi konturisanja – ova kremasta verzija je jos jednostavnija za koristenje, daje efekt koji se savrseno uklapa u dnevnu sminku te je potpuno pogodan za potrebe suhe/dehidrirane koze – idealno tokom hladnijih mjeseci.
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo nijansa Medium/ Candlelight (4.5g kosta cca 43KM) predstavlja mini kit za konturisanje/hajlajt sa kojim jednostavno ne mozete pogrijesiti – cak i ako ste potpuno neiskusni! Sam odabir nijansi je tako prirodan po pitanju boje za konturiranje ali i hajlajtera a njihova je tekstura tako zahvalna – uvijek mozete napraviti popravku ili izmijeniti sveukupan izgled. Tako je lijepo imati nonsalantan pristup sminkanju, sto zasigurno sve skupa cini prijatnijim iskustvom dok rezultati nikada nece izostati.
  • Pakovanje je identicno onom kod The Sculpting Powder Medium i stvarno je luksuzno, elegantno i funkcionalno u isto vrijeme. Jos uvijek me mehanizam otvaranja poklopca pritiskom na zlatnu polugicu odusevljava a tamna grimizno crvena u kombinaciji sa crnom je pun pogodak za ambalazu.

I'm not usually a fan of creamy cheek products so it is peculiar I fell in love with this one so much but – it also speaks volumes of its quality. Medium, made for contouring seems a pinch warmer than the powder Medium version but it acts exactly the same on my skin in both formulas. I have added one enlarged photo which depicts how grey-ish it looks under certain angles – not warm at all. This  is a medium earthy brown with a subtle grey in it, dark enough ashy brown when layered and translates more of a subtle shadow. It blends so well and its almost impossible to go wrong with. 

Candlelight is a gorgeous champagne color with a luminous golden sheen which looks like a pearl shimmer without being sparkly or glittery. This highlighter is so subtle and lightweight – it just makes your skin look healthy and radiant. 

The formula and the consistency is pretty special – after you rub it between your fingers you get a rather thin emollient consistency which applies perfectly even on both, bare skin or over foundation (set with a powder on not). Regradless of the base, this duo delivers great pigmentation. Never oily or slippery, both blend seamlessly into the skin without looking obvious or fake. You only need a tiny bit and they dry down to a semi-matte finish

I tend to use my fingers when applying and the only thing you could say is a con here is that both pans are small – especially the contour side. Brushes which could work are limited but warmth of fingers tends to give me best results anyway. I think the longevity is fab for a cream-based product as it lasts for at least 7h-8h on my dehydrated skin. 

This has become my go-to base product for which I reach for more often than for blush as it perfects my complexion in a jiffy. I am really glad I have discovered it during 2015. and I definitely intend to use it in 2016. as well. Put it on your beauty resolution list for next year ladies!

  • Inace cu rijetko kada pohvaliti kremasti proizvod za obraze tako da je neobicno sto sam se toliko zaljubila u ovaj ali – to takodjer govori koliko je uistinu kvalitetan. Medium, nijansa namijenjena konturisanju u kutijici djeluje nesto toplija od Medium pudera ali se na mojoj kozi oba ponasaju identicno (znaci i kremasti Medium je isti kao i Medium u puderu). Medju fotografije sam ubacila jednu uvecanu na kojoj se najbolje vidi sivkasti podton – uopste nema narandzastih primjesa. Ova srednje tamna zemljano smedja nijansa uz dasak sive je savrsenstvo za konturisanje jer stvara iluziju sjene (uvjerljive, ne nacrtane). Tako se krasno blenda!
  • Candlelight je prekrasna nijansa sampanjca sa zlatnim odsjajem koji djeluje poput bisernog shimmera ali poenta je u tome sto ovaj hajlajter ne sadrzi shimmer – sto mi se jako, jako dopalo. Suptilan je i lagan na licu – kratica do svjeze, zdrave koze.
  • Formulacija je odlicna, cak i posebna – nakon sto je ugrijete prstima, dobijete relativno tanku teksturu koja se savrseno ravnomjerno nanosi na cistu kozu ali i preko tecne podloge (bilo da koristite puder za setovanje ili ne). U svakom slucaju, zavidna pigmentacija je zagarantovana. Nikada masni ni klizavi, stapaju se sa kozom i nikada ne djeluju lazno. Po nanosenju je potrebno malo proizvoda koji se osusi u polumat finish.
  • Najvise volim koristiti ciste prstice pri koristenju a jedina stvar koju bih mogla uzeti za manu je nacin na koji je kolicina proizvoda rasporedjena u pakovanju. Polovica za konturisanje je dosta uza i zbog toga bi vrsta kistova koje sa njom mozete koristiti bila ogranicena. Meni to ne predstavlja problem jer prstima svakako dobijem najbolji rezultat. Mislim da je za kremasti proizvod trajnost odlicna – na mojoj dehidriranoj kozi 7h+8h. 
  • Ovo je postao proizvod koji stalno koristim, cak mnogo cesce nego rumenilo i veoma mi je drago sto sam ga otkrila u 2015. a namjeravam da ga nastavim koristiti i u 2016. Stavite ovu divotu na svoje shopping beauty liste za iducu godinu dame!

4 Comments

    • Januar 15, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Jos uvijek sam "zagrijana" za ovu divotu – definitivno nije hir vec prava ljubav na prvi ali i drugi pogled 😉

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