Thursday, January 20, 2011
Product Review; "Kevyn Aucoin The Dew Drop Powder Foundation"
Powder foundations are generally made of powder. This one is not.
I initially thought there was a packaging mistake. I even had to go to the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty website to double check the name since I was under the impression I would open up the compact and see... well, powder. But then again, I should have had an inkling something was a bit amiss with "Dew Drop" in the title.
So, The Dew Drop Powder Foundation is actually a cream product that turns to powder. This cream to powder product lays down pretty easily on the skin even without prepping with moisturizer first. It's heavy in emollients like Carnauba and Candelilla waxes that hold the product firm but melt into skin leaving a silky texture behind. Without additional powder products to set, this foundation leaves a demi-matte finish and medium buildable coverage.
Actually, if you decide not to use a translucent powder to set the makeup, you can still dust the skin with bronzer, blush or highlighters in powder form without worrying that they'll stick or look heavy. Once the foundation dries down, pretty much any powder product will blend pretty well with the use of a soft, fluffy brush.
Though if you decide to use bronzer, blush or highlighter in cream forms you'll find they maintain their luminosity but combine with the powder function of the formula to set and stay put. Still no need for more powder.
I feel like I need to check the label again.
Kevyn Aucoin The Dew Drop Powder Foundation; $54.00