Hi everyone. I hope you all have a great start in the weekend. I am a little silent on this end because of all the things which are happening about the job front. Today I told my boss about the fact that I am leaving. You know what he said? Nothing! I am working for that guy over five years and this proves why I am leaving right? Anyway, I am so ready to close this book and open a new page. Can anyone relate?
Lately I snagged some items from lovely Martha's Blog Sale. Two of the items were Kevyn Aucoin Duos. I have one more at home which I purchased some time ago from Cult Beauty. I will review that one soon as well. The color pay off and texture of these duo are really one of the best in the market. The shade combinations are lovely as well. Only their names are a little longer and confusing. Today I have #205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum and #204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer to show you.
|Kevyn Aucoin #205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum and #204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer|
Kevyn Aucoin Duo in 205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum is a combination of warm rose gold and warm plum. It reminds me of Suqqu Eye Color Palette Ex-01 Benikakesora (reviewed here). The rose gold shade in 205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum is warmer, less peach, more gold and the deeper shade is also warmer and deeper. I think Suqqu is more sophisticated in terms of shimmer but Rose Gold/Iced Plum is a beautiful combination with a great color pay off. Rose Gold shade is metallic/frosty, plum has more of a satin finish.
|Swatch: Kevyn Aucoin #205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum|
Here is the first time I have eyes shifted in different directions, LOL, sorry for that, too lazy to fix it at the moment but I am sure you can get the idea. I applied the rose gold all over the lid and deepened the crease with the plum. Alternatively you can also go for a full plum, rose gold accent look with that. Each of the shades can also be used as singles. It is as versatile as a duo can be.
|In-action: Kevyn Aucoin #205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum|
Here is the full look in context. On my cheeks I have Tom Ford Wicked, on my lips Tom Ford Matte Lip Color in Velvet Plum, review coming up very very soon.
|FOTD: Kevyn Aucoin #205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum|
Now on to the stunner. I was not sure if I should to pick this up or not but it turned out to be one of my all time favorite combos ever. Kevyn Aucoin 204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer is a weird combination of a cool taupe and red copper. I would never imagine these would work together but once I applied on the eyes, I knew I was in love. This duo is also more buttery to touch and has a better color pay-off than Rose Gold, which makes me fall for it even harder. Look how vivid and smooth this one pass swatch looks like.
|Swatch: Kevyn Aucoin #204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer|
I love how the cool taupe is warmed up with the red copper and how the red is cooled down. Together they form Voltron! For the look below, I applied taupe all over the lid and copper on the crease. It was one of the days I constantly had to go to the bathroom to appreciate the beauty. And even better, these basically blend themselves.
|In-action: Kevyn Aucoin #204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer|
I love how this eye combines with earth colors. A list of make-up products I used for this look can be checked here at Instagram. I am wearing Tom Ford Ravish on the cheeks and Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick Golden Girl (reviewed here) on the lips. This duo is one I would take with me for my travels. It is so effortlessly beautiful.
|FOTD: Kevyn Aucoin #204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer|
Final thoughts: I am loving the texture, color pay-off and the shade combination of Kevyn Aucoin Duos. 205 Rose Gold/Iced Plum is great for everyday subtle polished look. #204 Gold Frosted Leaf/Auburn Shimmer is a true stunner. If you can wear a little red, don't miss that one, that combination almost killed me, in a good way.
Do you own any Kevyn Aucoin products? Would you recommend me anything else from this line?
Disclaimer: The products in the post were purchased by me.