Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Newbie - Kevyn Aucoin - Pure Powder Glow Blush Blushes

I'm a sucker for bright blush shades that look almost good enough to eat in the pan and you can't possibly beat the Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow blushes in Fira and Myracle. Kevyn Aucoin blushes come in 6 shades but I only own two and these are going to be reviewed today. His blushes usually cost $37 for 0.21 oz and come with a brush and a great mirror. I however, managed to snag mine on Hautelook for $20 each. If you are interested in these but also want a bargain, I believe that Kevyn Aucoin appears on Hautelook every 6 months or so.

Kevyn AucoinThe Pure Powder Glow Blush

I love luxe products, who doesn't, and it's difficult to think of Kevyn Aucoin products as anything but luxe. The packaging oozes style and sophistication. The packaging of these blushes and the pan size is the same as some of the other Kevyn Aucoin products such as his Candlelight highlighter or the Sculpting Powder. The rich maroon clad packaging is made of good quality plastic with a fabulous sized mirror and the brush is pretty good quality however I don't like the shape for blush application. There is a gold clasp and the words Kevyn Aucoin are stamped in gold writing. Maroon and gold.. how classic.

I prefer using my Nars Yachiyo brush or a Stippling brush to make sure that I don't over do the colour. But as I am someone who is always in a hurry, I love that I just need one tiny swipe for each cheek and some blending and I'm done. Don't you hate it when you have to back into a blush five times for the colour to show up on your face? You won't have any issues like that with these. They also last all day on me.. I am talking about 8 hours!

If you are comfortable with de-potting blushes then you could combine the two blushes into one by dumping the brush and using the brush compartment for the other blush. I think it would make traveling with these a cinch. 

Kevyn AucoinThe Pure Powder Glow Blush

These blushes are incredibly pigmented, so you only need the tiniest amount and you can build them up. I was amazed to learn that these two scary looking blushes transform my cheeks without looking garish at all (make sure you apply a little and slowly build up). I think I would never have to repurchase even if I used these daily, so the $20 each was a great investment.

The Fira is a bright mango shade and the Myracle is hot pink and both are matte.
Kevyn AucoinThe Pure Powder Glow Blush Fira
Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush in Fira
Kevyn AucoinThe Pure Powder Glow Blush in Myracle
Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush in Myracle
Kevyn AucoinThe Pure Powder Glow Blush
L to R - Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush in Myracle and Fira
I really hope you guys can pick up on the wonderful colours in my swatch above. I am loving these!


  1. Such awesome colours, very pigmented !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  2. Fira is a beautiful colour...... and love the packaging.

  3. They are wonderful products.

  4. Glad you liked them.. :)

  5. I love just looking at them every now and then! So stunning!

  6. Oh my gosh it looks so beautiful on pan and the packaging looks lush!


  7. Laura TeaseflutterpoutOctober 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    These are stunning look like they may be too much in the pan but swatch beautifully! Never heard of this brand before! Will have to have a look see where I can get some!
    Lots of love
    Laura x

  8. Yeah they are gorgeous.. I love the red mango shade.. very unusual. :)

  9. Kevyn Aucoin was this very famous makeup artist to the stars who passed away a few years ago but his brand carried on. He started the makeup line and I own many of their products and am yet to be disappointed. I think Kevyn Aucoin's highlighter in Candlelight and their sculpting powder in Medium are very famous. I am sure SpaceNK carries their stuff in the UK.

    Thanks so much for visiting!!