Earlier this year, I totally fell in love with Kevyn Aucoin's Sculpting Powder. It is a product I've wanted for years, but whenever I swatched it, I didn't think it would be quite right for me. Boy, was I wrong!
Initially, I thought that the Sculpting Powder would be a little to pale for my skin tone, but it is really quite perfect. I think this would work for skin tones a few shades darker than mine (I'm about NC35 during the summer), and for most skin tones lighter than mine as well. Do note that it does appear a bit lighter in the photo above than it is in real life.
The powder itself is very soft and fine, much like the Celestial Powder in Candlelight, and both wear quite well. I find it to be quite cool toned, which really helps to create a nice contour. Compared to the sculpting shade in The Creamy Glow Duo, you can definitely see in the swatches below that the powder is much cooler than the cream version.
For those of you who love cream blushes, I would definitely check out The Creamy Glow, which comes in single blush formulas as well as duos. The texture is very creamy and smooth, much like Stila Convertible Colors, but without any stickiness. It is also not cream to powder, so I'm not sure if the longevity would work for those who live in hot climates or have oily skin. On my normal to dry skin type, this Creamy Glow Duo seems to last 6-8 hours on me, which generally works just fine.
In terms of highlighting, I can totally see what the hype is about when it comes to the Celestial Powder. The texture is so fine, and the glow is very natural. If I really want to highlight my cheekbones, I would choose something else (Jouer Creme Highlight in Tiare, I think) but this powder is definitely my pick when I want the look to be natural. I feel quite similar about the creamy version too!
All in all, I prefer the Sculpting Powder for a nice contour, though The Creamy Glow Duo is quite perfect for the summer. I wore the Sculpting Powder in this video and the Creamy Glow Duo in this video. Have you tried any of these products? Can you pick a favorite? I'd love to know!
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