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kevyn aucoin


Presenting the versatile formula you can use as a concealer, a highlighter, or an all-over foundation.

Written By JAYME CYK

Formulated by the master himself in collaboration with leading Japanese chemists, Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer foundation is an insiders’ favorite shortcut for masking imperfections and acheiving a youthful, dewy complexion. When developing this pièce de résistence for his beauty line, the late makeup artist was inspired by the flawless skin of Japanese geishas, and he made numerous trips east in his quest to get the formula just right. He did. Beloved by artists (Jorjee Douglass, Linda Hay, and Robin Black, among others), the highly pigmented demi-matte foundation is known for its ability to conceal anything and everything. The hydrating honey-and-jojoba-oil-based foundation is waterproof, providing unmatched staying power when used as a base, a concealer, or even body makeup. “Mix this multitasking foundation with a drop of moisturizer or primer for a sheer-to-medium finish,” suggests Black. (A little goes a long way, so just a dime-size dollop should do.) “Or apply lightly with a brush or damp sponge for full coverage.”


ON SET: Mixes with lotion to create the ideal body makeup during a scene that calls for little to no clothing.

ON THE RED CARPET: Proven to deliver an airbrushed complexion that won’t transfer onto your date’s lapel when you lean in.

ON THE VANITY: Keeps skin hydrated from morning to evening thanks to its honey-and-jojoba-oil-based blend.


“After many years, my favorite Kevyn product is still the Sensual Skin Enhancer. It has the best coverage and can be diluted with moisturizer for lighter finish.”—Linda Hay


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