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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer: Daily Makeup #8.

posted on: 5 March, 2013



I always wish I did more of these “what I’m wearing” posts as I love when other bloggers do them, it’s always helpful to see products on in my opinion. I seem to go through periods of reaching for my favourite products, although I do tend to rotate my makeup on a daily basis.

Recently I’ve been talking about a new base that’s working for me, I have started mixing a thick foundation base with an illuminating primer and applying it for a dewy, radiant base. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a mission to work with at first, the tiny pot can be worked in like a concealer or foundation – although in my opinion it’s a little too heavy for this purpose. I mentioned in a previous post about mixing it in with moisturiser first, but I’ve taken to mixing it in with primer instead, especially a smoothing or radiant primer. Usually I apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to make my skin velvety smooth – I’m sure we’ve all heard of this, but if not I highly recommend as it’s really lightweight and creates a really flattering base. I then mix together the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal for a beautiful, sheer but flattering tinted base. I use only a tiny, tiny amount of the Kevyn SSE but the results are incredible, my skin looks really great and the base still looks light and natural. I’ve just bought the Laura Mericer Radiance Primer after seeing the lovely Anna recommend it, so I’m going to give this a whirl from now on (to save my BECCA SSP!). I have tried mixing the KA with the Smashbox primer and this is another way I recommend.

For blusher, I’ve been gunning for the Revlon Cream Blush in Flushed which looks a bit daring but I can assure you, a small amount dabbed on and buffed in will give you a really natural flush. I find this a little hard (?) in the pot so I tend it warm it in my hand first. Next up, if I’m going out I’ll pat on a really small amount of By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder for the ultimate smoothed over finish. I swear by this stuff, a little goes a long way so the pricetag is almost justified and it’s a winner for keeping moisture locked in and created a flawless base that lasts. I use the Real Techniques Kabuki Brush to gently pat on the powder.

For eyes, I’ve been going back to an old favourite lately and that’s the Smashbox Photo Op Softbox palette, a really lovely mix of shades that I can always rely on. I love palettes that don’t contain too many pinky shades as these don’t suit me at all, but this palette is so wearable and one of my most used. The quality is amazing, the shades work well and blend together and you can create a million different looks. I usually use the warm champagne shade (top left) as a base and then sweep over either the middle top brown shade or the bottom right rich shimmery brown.
Then it’s time to slick on a little of the Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless mascara * for separated, curled lashes on a budget. I really like this at the moment, it doesn’t budge and my eyes look wide awake. For eyebrows, I should mention I’ve been using the same Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil as always.

To finish, it’s a job for the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip in Rose Shimmer *, the perfect lip product that creates pouty, smooth lips with a hint of shimmer.

What do you think of the look this week?




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  • Denise F.

    beautiful!
    <3

  • Millie

    You look lovely! The blush is gorgeous, it looks so great on you! :)

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://twitter.com/laurzrah Laura

    Gorgeous as ever! xx

  • Amy Chapman

    That’s such a good idea to mix illuminators with a thicker foundation so you still get the coverage as well as the glow :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  • Gillian

    The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip looks so pretty on, your lips look very soft. I have been wanting to try this for a while now.
    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  • Rowena

    Great post, you look gorgeous! have you ever tried Mac’s eyeshadow in Woodwinked? I think you would love it. xx

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      Yes, I love it! Good taste ;)

  • http://norwegianelephant.blogspot.com/ Romila Marie

    I can’t believe it’s the first time I noticed this, but you have an unbelievably beautiful eyes! :) Also, you’ve converted me to cream blushes! I find it to be more amazing than powder blushes now!

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      Thank you, and it took me so long to convert too but I rarely touch powder blushes now! x

  • Maddy Cane

    Your skin looks AMAZING, I love how your eyes are highlighted with this look! xxx

    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

  • sj_terrell

    I will end up buying this product because of you! haha
    x

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      Heh oops ;) x

  • Diana hdoverhls

    So simple and yet so beautiful! :)
    http://hdoverhls.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Francis Dodson

    Wow, you look so amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/Roxysmakeupbox Roxy

    Beautiful! :)x

  • AlittlebitUnique

    RThat palette is so lovely, you look really pretty!

    A little bit Unique

    x

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      Thank you x

  • Megan

    How does the Revlon blush compare to the Kevyn Aucoin Liquifuschia?

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      I think KA is easier to work with and a better finish but this is definitely up there as a great dupe! x

  • katherine.parkes

    your skin looks amazing! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://twitter.com/Makeupfragrance Kyllie

    Realy beautiful :)

  • http://twitter.com/Porcelain_E Porcelain Eleanor

    You look amazing! So gorgeous :) I reeeeally want a smashbox palette, they look really nice! You’ve used some lovely products, you look so great :)
    Eleanor x

    http://Www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

  • Lucy Loves To Blog

    The Revlon cream blush is beautiful, got a little addicted to cream blushes recently xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  • http://www.andrewjamesblog.com/ Andrew James

    Im so glad you know how to use the Sensual Skin Enhancer :P xx

    http://www.andrewjamesmakeup.com

  • LauraM

    Very nice makeup !! you are very beautiful :)

  • Sandra / Lndnbeauty

    Your skin always looks so amazing, both with and without makeup!

    http://lndnbeauty.blogspot.se/

  • http://twitter.com/HannaK1992 Hanna

    You always look so glowing and perfect! Great post :)

    http://theconfectionmonsoon.wordpress.com

  • lilypebbles

    You are such a babe it’s unreal! That photo!! (heart eye face) xx

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      Thanks Pebs! You are too kind x

  • Ly Lawson

    hi there! I was wondering which shade of SSP you wear and also if there was a video of you applying it… I have a similar skin tone and I’m thinking of buying it, but I’ll have to order it, so thats why I’m curious :) be good!

  • Shani

    Ooh, interesting ways to use the Kevyn Aucoin! Thanks for linking me to this! x