Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Volume II: Art of Sculpting + Defining Palette | Swatches on Dark Skin

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I immediately lusted after Kevyn Aucoin's The Contour Book Volume II: Art of Sculpting + Defining Palette ($65.00) when I saw it. I've just come back from a work trip to San Diego, my original stomping ground, and I'm off to London tomorrow. I'm doing this thing called "I hate checking bags, so let me make flying as efficient as possible" so I try to minimize a lot by maximizing! I thought this palette would help me with that, as it includes eyeshadows, highlighters, and contour powder and cream (it's described as a face, eye, and brow palette; yay for multitasking!). I almost just bought it online but something told me to just go into Sephora and swatch it before I make such an impulsive decision (and seemingly awesome investment). And boy am I glad I did. 

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Volume II: Art of Sculpting + Defining Palette

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Volume II: Art of Sculpting + Defining Palette
As you can see from the photo above, the Sculpting Powder (right swatch) and Sculpting Cream (left swatch) will not work for me. The color came off as very ashy-looking on me. I wouldn't even be able to use this on my brows. Such a bummer because it's pretty much half the palette. 

The eyeshadows on the other hand are just perfect. I love that they are neutral shades that make this palette super travel friendly. There are two matte shades and two shimmer shades. The highlighters aren't bad as well.

L to R - Eyeshadows: Brighten, Starlight, Cool Tan, Ruddy Earth; Highlighters: Candlelight Cream, Candlelight Powder
Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Volume II: Art of Sculpting + Defining Palette

I was surprisingly disappointed when I found out that the Sculpting portion of the palette would not work for me. However, if you have lighter skin than me, or are fair toned, I predict you would just love this palette!

Thanks for reading!
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