Last month I was contacted by Jewlzie to pick out a product from their website to review. It was quite a task because there are literally thousands of products on their site just in the makeup category alone! A few excruciating hours later, I narrowed it down to a brand I haven't tried anything from before: Kevyn Aucoin. I chose their The Creamy Glow as my first entry product to the brand because I could really use some extra “glow” to perk up my dull winter skin. Is it a love at first swipe? Absolutely yes! In fact, I love it so much that I've been using it exclusively since I received it! :)
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Now, let's get back to our today's subject of interest! Right, The Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow! :)
The Creamy Glow now comes in a square mirrored compact with a pushable pale gold bar as a release button (it used to come in round compact I believe). The exterior features a beautiful, sparkly red-to-brown gradient surface with the brand's logo embossed in gold. There is a full-sized mirror inside as well as a clear plastic insert over the blush.
I chose Isadore — a bright pink. Yes, I know I know, another pink. Well, I didn't know what to expect of the formula so I thought I might as well choose the color I'm most comfortable with and see myself wearing. Isadore looks scarily intense in the pan but can easily be sheered down to a wash of color on the skin. The blush is scent-free and provides a believable flush of color on the cheeks with a subtle lit-from-within glow that instantly brightens up your complexion! And it's such a natural-looking glow, too, not one that is full of shimmer sparkles or glitter chunks!
The formula is lightweight, ultra creamy, and so pigmented! I literally only need 3 light dots on each cheek for a nice color payoff. It leaves a soft staining effect and I like that it allows me time to blend and build the intensity to what I wish without setting too fast. You can blend with fingertips but I prefer to use a stippling brush to work it in the skin for a softer finish.
The Creamy Glow leaves a non-sticky, non-greasy dewy finish on the skin. It adds a touch of radiance to the face without settling into pores or accentuating the skin's texture. The pigment lasts all day on my combination skin. I have tried applying it different ways — on bare skin, over foundation, over setting powder — and I didn't see much of a difference between each method. I'd always dust a thin layer of loose setting/finishing powder over it, though, to keep the color fresh and intact throughout the day.
Below is how Isadore looks on me! I hope you are able to see that subtle hint of illuminating glow on my cheeks! I didn't use any extra highlighter/corrector/or concealer at all under my eye and upper cheek area. I simply applied Isadore over my foundation and topped it with a loose powder. I think the color looks fresh and quite flattering on me. I love! :)
I am very satisfied with the performance of Isadore and The Creamy Glow formula. My first product into the brand and I'm already looking for more! :) If pink is not your go-to color, there are some really nice coral, red, and bright fuchsia in the line-up as well. Seeing how wearable and comfortable the formula is, I might just have to grab a couple more soon!
Do you switch to cream blush in colder months? What kind of finish do you prefer your blush to be?
Disclosure: The Kevyn Aucoin Isadore The Creamy Glow was provided by Jewlzie. I am not affiliated with the company or paid to write the review. All opinions are honest and my own.