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The One Product You Need In Your Makeup Stash | Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer

This multi purpose product does everything - I've used it as a heavy duty foundation (Picture #2), concealer on days I've got the worst dark circles, mixed it with some sunscreen and some moisturiser to give me a 'no makeup,makeup look'. Being a woman of colour who has horrible hyperpigmentation around the mouth, some orange NYX corrector and this product gives a flawless Finish. There are sixteen shades to pick from, which comes in handy as they serve people of all skin tones.

The size makes it perfect for travel as it works both as a foundation and concealer, and can give you a dewy finish to a heavy Matte Finish. The formula is super thick, but you don't need a lot of it which saves you time and money.

what it claims to do
it claims to hide problem areas without masking your natural colouring - and it does that with 16 different shades, which can be adjusted with face oils, moisturizers and other lightweight foundations.

sheer finish
I love using it as a supplement to 'create' my own tinted moisturiser i.e sensual skin enhancer + SPF + Kiehl's moisturiser + buffing brush. The SPF I use is clear (Thank you Farmer), so it doesn't impact the shade as much as the moisturiser, but nontheless this creates a beautiful dewy finish. 

with a sheer finish 

super matte finish (that won't budge!)
I was stupid enough to apply it like a proper foundation which made it look like stage makeup, so please avoid doing that! If you have facial scars that you want to cover up , then the sensual skin enhancer will solve that (apply as a concealer, or with color correction if you have pigmention problems). I normally apply it with some moisturiser or face oil and blend it well with a beauty blender. On days that I want a lot of coverage, I mix it with my L'oreal True Match Foundation. Always remember that you need a tiny amount of product with this, so it's  bound to last for a long time.

with a super matte finish

this lasted me for a good 12 hours before any kind of reapplication. it does what it claims to do! 

this has a very thick consistency, but it's not cakey as you'd expect it.It looks natural - like your skin,but better. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a multipurpose product, long lasting makeup, and has problem areas such as dark eye circles or hyperpigmentation that they want to coverup . You need to prep your skin for this (or have a good skincare routine) to make the best use of the product. It sounds like a product that would be high maintenance, but once you perfect the technique you'll be able to achieve a flawless base in three minutes (a tiny drop of the product + moisturiser/ light liquid foundation + blend+blend + blend). I'm a NC42/40 (NC40 in the winter) - and my shade is SX11. There have been some issues with people trying to find the right shade, but I was able to find a link from The Beauty Professor with excellent swatches for all shades - have a look at them here

ingredient list 
Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Polyethylene, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Calcium Carbonate, Dextrin Palmitate, Honey, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beeswax, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum). May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77491).

 6 0z - but do not be put off by the small size as it goes a long way. I've barely touched this as I'm saving it for days that I want extremely full coverage (like Indian weddings and other occasions).


UK - £38-39 on Cult Beauty, SpaceNK
US - $48 on Sephora
India - Rs 3441 on Cosmetics Now 

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