Thursday 9 May 2013

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm

I have finally brought this much talked about Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm. My only wish is I had done this a lot sooner. This is just what I had been looking for. I think the name 'Tinted Balm' may have given me the wrong impression. This is a truly amazing product for me and my skin type.

I was coloured matched in store by a lovely sales assistant. I am always one of the palest shades! I am SB02 and I feel this is a brilliant match. It matches my skin tone so well, no need to blend in down my neck. I like to wear foundations in the same shade as my skin, I don't care for the tango look!

I love the packaging this is so different to other brands. I find it super easy to dispense the product. I shake the tube and squeeze a little out. I would liken this to Double Wear by Estee Lauder and Silk Creme by Laura Mercier, so if you like either of those I am sure you will get on great with this one.

The product feels quite thick on application, below is straight out of the tube and above I have started to smooth into my skin. This is a beautiful formula, it spreads nicely on my skin. I have experienced no patchiness.

The product works well into my skin, it gives me the perfect cover that I need. Think Double Wear by Estee Lauder but not as think or dare I say cakey. The finish is between semi Matt and Matt, having combination skin that leans towards oily you can imagine what a wonderful product this is for me. I apply with my Sigma F80, just a few strokes and I have a flawless base for my make up. I tend to use a primer initially like the Estee Lauder Mattifying one ( I am in love with this!) or Smash box Photo Finish. I find my base will last a good 7-8 hours before I need to start reapplying my make up.


I have fallen head over heels for this product, I can see this being in my collection for some time. I think this will work better for me in the warmer months. If you like a less dewy finish for your base I would highly recommend you give this a try, I am sure you wont be disappointed like I haven't.

I purchased my Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm from Space N K, they now offer samples to try on request. I have been trialling the Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer review to follow soon first impressions are good. I have tried 2 different colours in the Sink Enhancer one was far to yellow and this one too light!! Hopefully I will get the correct shade for me soon.
Jen x


  1. This sounds like something i would love. i will have to check it out. x

    1. You have similar skin type to me and I'm sure you will love it xx

  2. I really want to check this out!! I am flying to London again next week so will be popping into Space NK to try it x


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