Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (SX05)

The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a multi-tasking product created to give the appearance of a natural, healthy, radiant complexion. The stiff paste like formula can be used as a spot or all-over foundation, concealer, corrector, highlighter, or mixed to create a tinted moisturiser. It can be applied with the fingers, a brush, or a sponge for different results.

The ingredients include honey, beeswax, and jojoba oil forming a silky yet stiff texture to create a soft, dewy finish that can be set with powder for a matte look. One of the first ingredients is mineral oil, which is nothing to freak out about unless you know it doesn't work for your skin; personally I should have checked before buying since I'm not keen on products containing honey and the formula does have a distinct honey scent to it (lesson learned).

I mainly apply the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer as an under eye concealer, redness corrector, and spot foundation for evening out skin tone or covering blemishes. I apply using a flat concealer brush and whereas I'd usually use a yellow color corrector (for purple tones), I need not apply this when using the Skin Enhancer as I find it covers everything incredibly well. I have noticed a little creasing and occasionally need to apply a little cream highlighter to the under eye area as the shade I selected wasn't quite right for my complexion.

I have tried applying this as an all-over foundation although having dry skin I found the product didn't blend well at all, leaving unsightly dry patches. Blended with a primer, BB cream, or moisturiser the product has more flexibility making it easier to work with, although it still feels rather heavy and cloying on my skin.

Whilst I can't find any major faults with the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, I'm not entirely sure it's something I'd repurchase. Although the absolute tiniest amount of product is required for application, meaning I probably wouldn't have to buy it again for a very long time anyway. It makes for a reasonably priced heavy duty foundation or an overpriced concealer; since I will be using this mostly for complexion correcting and concealing, I feel it's not the most cost effective product to purchase.

If you want a versatile product that is incredibly compact and provides everything you'd ever need from a base product, I'd recommend the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer for consideration. Used to its full potential this product could be the best multi-tasking product you could ever buy.