Hey lovely ladies,
After reviewing a horde of Bobbi Brown lipsticks and a handful of Stila glitter eyeshadows, I’m finally picking up stuff from the backburner and have this Kevyn Aucoin lip pencil review for you today. I’ve had this product for over a year and have not been able to review it till now because it has been jinxed forever. I took the product pictures and did the FOTD – only to realize that the product pictures didn’t come out right. I re-did the product pics, only to misplace the FOTD pics, I did the FOTD again and lost the product pics…and this has happened at least 3 times! Finally, I lost it and put it on the back burner, saying forget it! Now, finally that I have both things ready, here is my review on Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Hyacinth.
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A lip pencil that glides on smoothly and evenly for perfectly defined lips. What it does: This Kevyn Aucoin cult classic creates fuller-looking lips and prevents lip color from bleeding. Its long-wearing, non-drying formula easily glides onto lips to create the perfect lip look.
Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850:1), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ceresin, Paraffin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Talc, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Vanillin, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
USD 25/GBP 20 for 1.14 gm.
My Experience with Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil Hyacinth:
Packaging: The lip pencil comes packaged in the golden box, like most Kevyn Aucoin products. The pencil itself is a regular wooden one which needs to be sharpened. The pencil does not come with a sharpener but a regular sharpener works fine with it. The lip pencil is coated with glossy gradient finish which looks quite understated and classy. The shade name is mentioned on the side.
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Like most lip pencils, the bottom is colour-cordinated to the shade of the lip pencil, so you are able to identify the shade at a glance. The cap fits snugly and has never come askew accidentally.
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Shade: The shade, Hyacinth, is a medium, ever-so-slightly purple-toned pink. I love the shade! I have been using it on its own, as well as under cooler pink and purple colors. The shade can be used fully pigmented, as in the FOTD pics, or with a light hand to create a more muted, dusky pink which can form base for your lipstick. The shade itself should work across skin tones, though it may not look as vibrant on everyone but would work well as a base shade.
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Texture: The lip pencil texture feels hard, unlike creamy ones, from say MAC or Huda or Colorbar, etc. It’s like a hardened gel formula, but this is actually a great thing about the texture and not a con. The lip pencil still glides smoothly onto the lips without skipping, tugging, pulling at the lips. Since the formula is harder, it does not lose the tip with every use – so the same amount of product last you a long time. You get multiple uses from the same tip. Also, the gel-like formula ensures that there is no added texture onto the lips. The color imparted on the lips is very lightweight and comes out as a very thin layer, which works well if you want to use it as a base for a lipstick. It will not move around or bunch up or get uneven. Once it settles, I feel no dry down or tightness or pure evil dryness which certain creamier lip pencils tend to do over time *cough* MAC *cough*. I would not call it hydrating but it’s quite comfortable to wear.
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Pigmentation: The harder texture of the lip pencil allows you to variate the pigmentation. So, used with a light hand, you will get a soft, stained look – still even pigmentation, still smooth application. Applied with a little pressure or built up – you get the colour visible in the FOTD. This allows you to use the lip pencil both as a base for another colour or on its own.
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Lasting Power: The lip liner stays put through the day. An oily meal can break it down from the inner portion of the lower lip, but the rest of it stays pretty much intact. It wears off evenly and hardly leaves any stain.
Fragrance: There is no discernible fragrance.
Pros of Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil Hyacinth:
- Beautiful purple-toned pink lip pencil.
- Extremely lightweight texture.
- Buildable pigmentation.
- Very comfortable to wear , no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
- Easy to apply.
- It applies smoothly and evenly – no tug or pull.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Does not flake.
- Elegant packaging.
- Lasts for a full day.
Cons of Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil Hyacinth:
- Nothing at all.
This is the perfect example of a brand keeping things simple and effective, no tall marketing tales. Just specific claims pertaining to the product and delivering to them. Not surprising considering this product was from the Maestro’s collection and stays unchanged over these years.
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