Nov 122012

Kevyn Aucoin’s line has just released several new products, including some buttery soft, highly pigmented eyeshadow duos.  I screeched to a halt when I saw them at a Space NK counter inside Bloomingdales in San Francisco.  As you likely know, Kevyn Aucoin’s line is also sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Here’s a quick snapshot of all the shades. Not being Karlasugar (plus I was already late for a meeting), I apologize but I do not have the names or swatches of all (click to enlarge):

Most of these shades have a gorgeous shimmer quality that reminds me of the old Shu Uemura eyeshadow singles circa 2004. Amazing complexity and beautiful texture. I did purchase one (just to play), which is the front-and-center duo with two highlighting shades, Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow Duo Shimmering Wheat #202 ($42).

I recognize that Shimmering Wheat is an unconventional first choice to get into a new line. There are several amazing duos which would be safe, stand-alone palettes (look at the shades toward the left, especially the middle and bottom rows). Nonetheless, I’ve bought more than a few highlighter shades that seemed to lack complexity and pigmentation recently.  When I saw the gorgeous complexity, pigmentation and softness of Shimmering Wheat, I knew that I’d use it immediately with several items that I already own. Swatches:

One more:

In the meantime, I took a quick picture of the new Kevyn Aucoin matte eyeshadow singles as well:

It is lovely to see the line infused with products that meet the excellence of the existing line. If you are in the neighborhood of a counter, these are well worth a look.


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