Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer” In Capri (Cool Coral) & Siena (Warm Pink)

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Kevyn Aucoin has launched a three-in-one face palette that promises to have everything you need to achieve that “sun-kissed” look.  Introducing The Neo-Bronzer($58), an ombre-inspired palette that houses a highlighter, blush and bronzer all in one.  It comes in two shades; Siena (Warm Pink) and Capri (Cool Coral).  I immediately fell in-love with both palettes equally as they are so easy on the eyes, especially the color combo.  I recently reviewed the By Terry Sun Designer Palettes with enthusiasm and predicted it to be the most ingenious and exciting bronzer of the summer. The Neo-Bronzer by Kevyn Aucoin may not look as unique or art-deco as By Terry’s Sun Designer Palette but that doesn’t mean it is not equally as good.  Let us take a closer look at these two bronzers:

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer"

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer”

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer"

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer”

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer"

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer”

The blush and highlighter create a colorful light to the skin while the bronzer adds pure warmth creating all over skin dimension.  Capri is described as a cool coral and has a beautiful combo of colors ranging from light, pearly/pink and coral to a beautiful rose/bronze.  The level of shimmer is light-medium but not so obvious once it is applied.  Some of the shades are semi-matte which is what prevents it from looking too shiny or over-the-top.  Let us take a closer look at Capri:

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer in "Capri"

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer in “Capri”

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer" in Capri

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer” in Capri

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Siena is described as a “warm pink” and has similar tones to Capri but on a warmer level.  The bronzer has more dimension with warm rose undertones and the blush is warmer in pink/coral tones.  Let us take a closer look:

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer" in "Siena"

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer” in “Siena”

Kevyn Aucoin "The Neo-Bronzer" in "Siena"

Kevyn Aucoin “The Neo-Bronzer” in “Siena”

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I used my Suqqu Face Brush to apply The Neo-Bronzer palette.  After using a sweeping motion back and forth and making sure I got all the colors on the brush, I used my wrist to shake off any excess powder so I can build up the color. The texture of these bronzers are unbelievably soft with a buttery feel and effortless application.  The different tones and shades in each palette is what gives an all-over unique and complete look.  How does it compare to By Terry?  I find it is silkier in texture and the application is more even because of the smooth surface vs. By Terry’s zig-zag design which I find can challenge the even application.  My bronzer lasted a good eight hours without fading or and stayed true to color.

To the naked eye, both look quite similar.  The difference is defined once they are swatched side-by-side.  Do you need both bronzers?  No, that is not necessary.  Capri would look good on fair-medium skin tones and Siera medium-darker skin tones.  They are identical in pigment and intensity but Capri is cooler in tone compared to Siena.

Verdict?  I absolutely love these new bronzers from Kevyn Aucoin.  Although the whole “ombre” look has been done, it is more about the quality and colors.  I am so impressed with all the new bronzers that have launched for Summer 2016 and this is no exception.

Available at: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and Sephora

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