SX02 - perfect concealer and it'll last a lifetime, so worth the money
Avaliado no Reino Unido em 10 de fevereiro de 2015
As you've probably read a million times, the size of this pot shouldn't worry you: I can safely say that for someone who goes through products like there's no tomorrow, the amount you need for per application is minuscule, and I can't see myself getting through this little pot until next year, even if I keep using it daily. With that in mind, it actually works out pretty cost effective.
Colour wise, this was a great match for me. I was looking at swatches online but didn't feel it was too useful unless I knew which foundation shade the person was, so in case this helps you get a better idea of the shade, my foundation colours are as follows: Clarins - Nude, Bobbi Brown - Warm Ivory/Cool Beige, Charlotte Tilbury - Fair 2. The Kevyn Aucoin website swatches for this product really aren't accurate, so if you can't test these in a store then definitely don't go by what looks right on his site. It's also worth noting that it's not quite as simple as 'the higher the number, the darker the colour'. The undertone of your skin plays a big part in the shade you go for, so make sure to keep this in mind when you're choosing a colour:
SX1 — Lighter than PPP, lighter than MAC NC15, neutral undertones
SX2 — PPP w/ rosy undertones, MAC NW15SX3 — PPP w/ yellow undertones, MAC NC15
SX4 — LLL, strong yellow undertones, MAC C2
SX5 — LLL, neutral w/ slight yellow undertones, MAC NC20/NW20
SX6 — LLL/FFF, neutral-yellow undertones, MAC NC25/30
SX7 — FFF, neutral but w/ more yellow undertones, MAC C3
SX8 — MMM, strong yellow undertones, MAC NC30/35/C4 (*note: C4 is lighter than NC35 but more yellow)
SX9 — MMM, rosy undertones, MAC NW35/40
SX10 — MMM, neutral-yellow undertones, MAC NC30/35
I use this as a concealer and it doesn't really appeal to me as a foundation (it's super pigmented and I imagine it'd be difficult to work with as a foundation), but it's great for the under eye area, spots and generally just evening out the skin before foundation. I've read that some people have had an issue with it caking, but I think this is very much down to how you prep your skin and how you apply the product. You do need to moisturise before you use it, and I even use an eye cream before I apply this under my eyes. I'd recommend using a concealer brush so you can control the amount you put on, and it's always best to start off using the smallest amount you can and just building it up and as where you feel you need to. If you have very, very dry skin, I probably wouldn't recommend this as it would probably cling and look a lot heavier than it should. For all other skin types, I'd say it would be ideal. Would definitely repurchase in 2097 or whenever it is I get through this pot...!
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