Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

There are two facts that I can always be certain are true in life. Number one – I have a round football head inherited from my Father, and number two – I will always favour chocolate over any other edible substance. I might as well give up now attempting to rectifying the second fact but in terms of my moonface there is hope in the form of contouring. Contouring is something I flit in and out of phases with, last year I discovered the rather fabulous Sleek Contouring Kit and persisted with that until I used up it’s last sculpting stroke but I never got round to repurchasing and for the past few months I have been going contour-free. Then a few weeks ago I attempted to contour with one of the most warm-toned bronze creams I own, the results were disastrous so that day I went out and purchased this – Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, and you know what? I’m bloody glad I did…

Kevyn Aucoin recently-ish relaunched into Space NK (my second home) and after initially not being too fussed I’ve become increasingly interested in their offerings – I’ve heard ravings on both of their mascaras and apparently he was the guy who created the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers (my faves) and the curlers from the his own line are even better (they’re next on my shopping list). I’d seen a few people speak about The Sculpting Powder and as a contour it ticks every box – blendable, subtle and a cool toned mix of grey and brown shades which create a natural looking shadow on the hollows of the face. It’s one of those foolproof products that would be very difficult to look too heavy handed with. I’ve been dusting it on with a MAC 188 brush under the cheekbones, onto the temples and then under the chin and I could not be happier with the results. It looks so natural, so natural in fact I doubt others can see a difference, but when I look in the mirror I see a hint of a cheekbone and that’s as good as it’s ever gonna get people.

The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder doesn’t come cheap – £34 in fact and I picked mine up from Space NK, but I reckon there are similar shades in MAC’s Powder Blush line-up that would serve the same purpose, and if you fancied being really savvy you could sniff out a cool brown shade of eyeshadow off the highstreet and get clever with blending. It’s not so much about the formula, just the cool brown, slightly grey toned hue. Cheers for reading, but now I must rush off to go and admire my brand-new cheekbones…


  • This looks gorgeous! I’ve heard a lot about him and i’m really interested in his products! You look great!
    Abi x

  • h_e_green

    I apparently have a “size 5 football head”, I had to ask a boy what this meant, so I shall have a look at this. Wayne Goss mentions these products a bit so I will have a nose.

  • beautyandablogger

    This made me laugh! You look stunning as always, this product looks great! I think I may purchase the Mac Sculpting Creams though at some point instead as they’re a little bit cheaper! xo

  • Maira

    I must try this product. I have also tried contouring before, and never again. this sounds just what Im looking for! xxx

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    Wowww sounds amazing! I always neglect contouring out of sheer laziness, i must start doing it again!

    Sophierosehearts x

  • Marcella

    I absolutely ADORE your blog, from the great pics, design and fun to read descriptions, it has became my number 1 indulgence on my of-work hours! for the conturing I am obsessed with mac’s blush in harmony, which also has greyish undertones. I have a similar skin colour as yours and it might be a cheaper alternative. Anyway, thanks for your supper great blog which often gives me such great tips (obsessed with bioderma and liz earl clense and polish). Cheers!

  • Larissa

    The color looks subtle but perfect for contouring! By the way love your blog and youtube channel! Cheers from Mexico 🙂

  • Holly Stewart

    This sounds lovely! I’m really enjoying contouring products just now so will have to check this out 🙂 How did you get your hair so voluminous? It looks gorgeous! x

  • Looks lovely on you! I love contouring and I’ve recently trying to find a new product for the job – I may need to check this one out soon. xx

  • Margaret

    I’m loving contouring lately! xx

  • Beth Bradley

    Contouring has so much hype at the minute and unfortunately I’m not Kim Kardashian and have a round head so cheekbones are a rare thing. Xx

    Beth @

  • Line

    Contouring just doesn’t look good on me, I only have contoured cheekbones when makeup artists insist on it. Looks great on you. Do you think it could be used as a bronzer? x

  • Everything you mention I am instantly lusting over!! This looks lovely on you xx

  • Luxe.

    I need to try this, I’m a massive contouring fan ( I’m after those Kim Kardashian cheekbones!) Also you have amazing brows!!x

  • You always look so breath taking! xo

  • Marie

    It looks very flattering on you!

  • Wow, I never thought about exploring Kevin Aucoin, did you try the MAC contour cremes ? Please take a look at my blog

  • JoySteib

    So very natural looking on you indeed!!!!!

  • marie.vermandele

    You make me laugh ^^ I also have a football face and I contour since this summer so I might check some of the Mac cremes because in Belgium we don’t have Kevyn Aucoin… love reading your posts! xx

  • brusselslifebeauty

    football face????you???unless in England the football has a different shape than in the rest of Europe lol! darling, you’re gorgeous!and you face is something lots of girls are jealous of, I promise you that.I would know, being one of them haha!

  • thebeautyheroes

    you have a gorgeous face hun ! and that contouring product looks fantastic ! great pick ! x

  • Diane11792

    so what if you have a football face? You’re absolutely gorgeous Anna. You look stunning in the above photo. I was staring at it for like 1 min. I swear I’m not a creep or anything. I dig guys not girls but i know how to apprepriate gorgeousness when I see it 🙂 Since I have a football face shape aswell I’ve been massively into contouring. A day never goes by without me sucking in my cheeks for that very attractive fish appearance. Lovely 😉

  • Lipstick fridays

    gorgeous – love this look xx

  • I wanted to get this over the summer but ended up using MAC charcoal brown eye shadow temporarily. Plus that mac blush in Blunt works really well too! In any event, I’m glad you like this… I should get it one of these days haha.

  • janelle

    I’ve been watching youtube videos tonight (and just subscribed to you after watching a bunch!) I watched your no-make up makeup and then clicked here to read more about this product. Are you still using this? I’ve just ordered it and hoping it will work for contouring for me as most bronzers are just too orangey…and I, like you, have a very round face that needs cheekbone help. 🙂

  • Tara

    Anna, this is impeccably written; genius. You have a clear talent at writing x

  • Leah Louise

    your lovely x