There’s something about magnets, man. I like stuff that sticks together, like the Fenty Beauty sticks and these Kevyn Aucoin powders in the $58 limited edition Neo Trio Palette on counters meow.
You can stick them together and take them apart like puzzle pieces, which is totally my thing (El Hub is not into puzzles at all, which is crazy to me)!
The Trio comes with a trio of popular travel-sized face powder products from Kevyn Aucoin’s permanent line. There’s also a magnet inside each of the packages, so you can click them together and pull them apart, which is more amusing than you think it would be. 🙂
Each powder has some degree of ombre action happening. There’s a highlighter that goes from pale pink champagne to light violet; a translucent face setting powder that goes from a matte to a sheen finish; and a highlighter, blush and bronzer trio in a cool pinkish brown.
I’ve tried the Neo face setting powder before, and I’m not crazy about it (it does better on pale skin tones, but it’s a tad too chalky and shiny for my skin), so I’m going to pass it onto a friend, but Ibiza, the pink-to-purple highlighter, and Capri, the cool pink highlighter/bronzer/ blush combo, are where the magic happens in this set.
Both should play very nicely with most skin tones (yup, warm and cool!) and, seriously, you guys, when I wear them together, I don’t look nearly as 40-something as I normally do on any given day.
You can also wear them separately, of course…but when I wear Capri on my cheeks and Ibiza on my cheekbones, my skin looks fresh, it looks bright, and it looks polished, but not, like, overly done. If you like to look like you’re wearing makeup on your cheeks but don’t wanna be all, “Hey, man! Look at all this stuff I piled on,” it’s the perfect combo for that type of look.
If you’re a NARS fan, I think you might really dig this set. The powders look and perform a lot like NARS bronzers, blushes and highlighters.
They do look a little powdery in swatches at first…but once they settle on the skin, they create a naturally bronzed cheek flush.
The face powder’s a bust for me, but I think this set is still worth it for Ibiza and Capri alone, since the full-size versions of each are $58 a pop. Check it out next time you’re at Sephora.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Tuesday! 🙂