Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Vol 2 Swatches + Review

I’ve basically written love songs and proposed marriage to the by now. I swear you guys, it is the only true shadow-colored contour. No one else can seem to to get it right. Having read all of Kevyn Aucoin’s books, I believe no one has even come close to the way he thought about makeup. This is why I trust the products in his line, made for the working artist and the makeup-obsessed consumer. is no exceptionThe  was a product that I wished I had taken advantage of, so when I saw this, filled with 8, count ’em 8 full-size products for $65, I knew I had to have itLuckily, my sister in law had given me a Sephora gift card for doing my niece’s formal makeup so it made this gorgeous thing a bit more attainable for me. It was much easier to justify after a $20 discount!This is one of the products that I knew I would love, and I was right. Like, so right. I had tried the before and knew based on that, it would be money. Oh honey, and money it was! The creams are a dream. They are not oily but not too dry either. Perfection that blends seamlessly. The powders are beautifully pigmented, blendable and realistic. All of these colors are spot-on and universally-flattering. Like, I die. I’m dying! I’m dead! I recently used this palette on several bridesmaids, all with different coloring, and it performed flawlessly. For a freelance makeup artist like myself looking to streamline their kit, this is magicWhile I personally disregard any form of instruction in makeup packaging, I know a lot of people have complained when a product gives no direction. Well the doesn’t skimp there! Before you even meet the products, you are greeted with comprehensive contour charts, outlining every step for you! Thank ya JeebusAnd now for the swatches! I think these come across on camera a bit warmer than they are, but just trust me that you will never find a better contour color than the Sculpting Cream and Sculpting Powder. I challenge you to find better ones in fact. That’s how passionate I am about these!

If I have any criticism at all, it’s only that the Candlelight Cream is likely too light for those darker than me. I would be NC20 in MAC, Ceylan in NARS, if that helps. It’s beautiful for me, but if you have a deeper skin tone, you may find it invisible. Other than that, I’m so in love. Would you like to see a full face tutorial with this palette? I’d love to do one so let me know!

Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate you being here, spending your time with me. If only it were possible to have a glass of wine with all of you, I surely would. What chu sippin on? xoxo


  1. Serein

    12/02/2015 at 1:26 PM

    I actually returned mine, now kicking myself!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      12/02/2015 at 1:46 PM

      That’s the most interesting thing about beauty blogging though is seeing different perspectives! I might find it more useful since I’ll be using it on clients mostly. What didn’t you love?

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