There have been so many snaps of this beautiful, ombre palette strewn across Instagram and the rest of the internet, and I had to get in on the action and have a closer look! So let's take a peek together at the new Neo Bronzer palettes, including swatches and try ons, from Kevyn Aucoin - eep!
The Neo Bronzer by Kevyn Aucoin is an ombre-d face palette containing a highlighter, blush and bronzer that blend into one another as beautifully as his burgundy ombre packaging. Available in 2 shades, Capri is the more cool and pink of the two, and the one I picked up, whilst Sienna is more warm and peachy-coral.
I think the colour selection on both the palettes are beautifully curated. Both bronzers are warm, with a reddish undertone, but not orangey or muddy - on my NC20-25 skin they mimic the kind of colour you would naturally get from being out in the sun. The blush shade in the Capri palette is what I term as a 'happy pink' - that kind of sweet, enlivening pink flush, similar to the blush shade from the Estee Lauder Summer 2016 palette (review + swatches here) or Hourglass' Luminous Flush. I'd describe the highlight as a peachy-pink-champagne shade, and even though my skin has a beige/yellow undertone, this is supremely flattering as it's not too pink.
The whole POD of this palette is the swirl-together-ombre-bility, meaning you can either use the shades individually or mix shades to get the 'perfect sunkissed glow'. If I'm honest, I'm just not so sure of the mixing - I've never been a fan of shimmery bronzers and I think the blush especially is a little too pigmented and overpowers the bronzer if you mix them - on my cheeks, that technique just ends up looking a little too stark and bordering clown like, although a) I think it would look far prettier on tanned skin and b) it could fully be my jacked up application skills! If you want a luminous blush with a bronzey-tan undertone, I would highly recommend you go for the Dior Healthy Glow Powder in 004 Warm Light instead.
this RT one or the Yachiyo brush (worth the splurge). Let's also give a quick nod to the packaging - it's a reasonable size, a nice, simple shape, little embellishment and you get a full size mirror inside. You get 21g (0.74oz) of product in total which I actually think is quite generous - that's like 4.5 Nars blushes.
The palettes are pretty new in the UK as things stand but you can find them here or here (RRP £46.50) and from Sephora, Barneys, Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus for those in the US.
So, thoughts? I would love to hear what you guys think!
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