Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics

Pink_minx

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I was wondering if any of you tried Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer? and what you think about it. I've heard great things about him and also that his products are pretty good. I was looking through Victorias secret online and his product is on there so I probably want to try it. Do they have at the store too? and not just online?
 

Diviniti

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I just used this on someone for whom I did freelance makeup. She wanted me to use the product because that was what she usually put on herself. I was not at all pleased with the color (it was too orange for her skin-but I blended it with some of my own products to work it out), but I'm sure it does come in other shades. The consistency was good and it went on smoothly. It blended well and did not cake.

I liked the feel and application of the product-the only issue I had was with the shade she had chosen.
 

Pink_minx

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OK good, how big was it? The lil case thing it comes in looks big in the pic but just wanted to make sure its worth the $42 bucks!
 

KMFH

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The pot it comes in is small, but should last you a year or more if used right, even if u use it everyday. You only need a pinhead sized amount. Also, this is a very helpful tip: put a small blob of the SSE on the back of your hand and another small blob of a good water based moisturizer too. Mix the two with your finger and then apply with either your fingers or a sponge wet with water then squeezed out, depending on how heavy you desire your finish. NEVER use it out of the pot w/o diluting it with a moisturizer (i actually use Kevyns primer to mix it with, it works awesome), the consistancy of it as-is is stage makeup quality. Dont let that deter you tho, its by far the best foundation/concealer/highlighter/contour i have ever used, the consistancy is what makes it sooo versatile to begin with, and like i said it lasts FOREVER!

Diviniti - Glad u liked it, the only time i ever hear people say they dont is when they dont use it right, and sounds like u did! And she should definitly find a better shade, it comes MANY in shades to match everyone from snow white to the blackest black, and everything in between. Hmmm, wonder who matched her anyways . . .
 

Pink_minx

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hm where do you buy his product besides online? I rather go buy it in person so I can get the right color for myself.
 
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hm where do you buy his product besides online? I rather go buy it in person so I can get the right color for myself.

I know C.O. Bigelow carries his products.
 

Pink_minx

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hmm I dont have a C.O. Bigelow around here. Have any of you gone to VictoriaSecret and found a few kevyn aucoin products? Hrm I been so busy I havent stepped into the mall in a long time I will have to see if VS has him.
 

Beautiful1

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I Know That The Higher End Department Stores Carry Kevyn Aucoin. His Products Are In One Of My Fab Stores In NYC It Is Called Henri Bendel's. i Am Pretty Sure Barney's New York Sells His Line Too. I Bought 2 Things From Victoris Secret From Him. His Eyelash Curler and His Lip Lacquer
 

KMFH

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Neimans, Bendels, Bergdorffs, VS online/catalog, and Kevynaucoin.com are the only places to get it right now. As far as i know, they arn't in any VS stores yet, but may get into a few test locations w/i the year. I would really reccomend looking/buying them in person however, cause the shade range is really big, and hopefully the counter will be able to give u a mini lesson on using it!
 

prsfynestmami

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Kevyn Aucoin Fans...

I picked up his biography, A Beautiful Life, at Barnes and Noble for $7 yesterday. I love him, so sad he's gone.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you hardcore fans (like myself) know the scoop.
 

Julia Vanhorn

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Originally Posted by prsfynestmami
I picked up his biography, A Beautiful Life, at Barnes and Noble for $7 yesterday. I love him, so sad he's gone.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you hardcore fans (like myself) know the scoop.


Wait... What happened to him? And when did this happen?

Sounds like I need to get all his products in his honor and sort of a commemoration to him.
 

ette

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he had this disease with growth something, and he ended up dying from it. so sad, he was amazing, i really think he changed makeup forever. but he lives on in our makeup bins ahah.
 

Insomiac

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It saddens me that his is gone. He truly made a name for himself.


Found this on Wikipedia:

In October 2001, just one month after launching his own cosmetics line, Aucoin was diagnosed with a rare pituitary tumor. He had been suffering from the effects of the tumor for much of his life, but it had gone undiagnosed. He died in May 2002 of kidney and liver failure due to Tylenol toxicity. He is survived by his former male lover of two years, Jeremy Antunes. A musical homage, called "Taxi Ride", was written for him by long-time friend Tori Amos.
 

Beautiful1

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Oh How I Missed Kevyn He Truly Is An Artist! I Have All Of His Books Except The Last Time! And I Just Love Love Love Him!!!!!!
 

Bunny77

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I bought that book. It was really inspirational (plus, i love looking at the pictures!!!).

Even sadder, Kevyn's beloved mother died about a year after Kevyn passed.
 

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