• Anastasia Pentias

TBN: Quick Beauty Edition- Sensual Skin Enhancer Review

I've been reading about this product for the longest time: those who love it, man, do they LOVE it! A 40-euros teeny-tiny pot for the entire face that lasts forever and airbrushes your skin? It sounded too good to be true, this hybrid acting as a primer/filter/coverage product/makeup messiah. Too weird for me.

Then, something happened during quarantine: I discovered a face trick for great-looking skin, without the hassle of foundation all over the face. I apply concealer or foundation only on the triangles below the eyes, between my brows and just a touch on the chin. That seems to make my red blotches, shadows, tiredness go away and I look much fresher and younger than when I have a full face of foundation. So I've stuck with that for everyday, although for more special occasions I definitely choose a full foundation.

Seeing as I use this minimal technique for everyday looks, I remembered the reviews for the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer . Just apply the tiniest amount and work in with your fingers? Yup, I could imagine that working for me now. When I received it, I was a little shocked at how small the pot is- ugh, I like to get my money's worth.

I needn't have worried. You literally just touch the product with the tip of your finger and that's enough for the whole face. I got shade number 04. With the smallest amount, I use my fingers to go under the eyes, between the brows, all over the forehead, chin, and cover melasma and moles. No brushes, I'm done in 30 seconds flat. I look like I have much better skin than I actually do and it looks like I have nothing on. My honest opinion: it's not the miracle people say it is, it's just an excellent tool for people who like to get ready super-quickly in the mornings or for those who love a completely natural look. Please, please remember to apply the smallest amount- don't go heavy! It is so pigmented that you will get the opposite effect. The warmth of your fingers and the tiniest pigment will give you the desired result. Below, is a typical day with the Sensual Enhancer on at the office. Keep in mind, I wear a mask at work and, yet, the product stays in very decent shape. I love that it hides my under-eye shadows without looking like a mask.

Kevyn Aucoin is turning out to be my absolute favourite makeup brand, efficiency-wise. Their products are not va-va-voom impressive to look at. But I swear their line is a hidden gem for all those that want a stunning face that looks natural. They have the BEST contour products, impeccable shadows, great mascaras, now this? I am in love with their steadfast devotion to excelent, no-frills makeup.

The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is available to buy here

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