While this palette may look pretty boring, it's actually quickly become one of my favourites! I originally picked it up because it contains two of Kevyn Aucoin's most raved-about products; The Sculpting Powder and The Celestial Powder in Candlelight. I expected to use it mostly to contour my face, but I've actually found myself reaching for it as eyeshadow.
If you want to create a defined, contoured eye look, then this palette is perfect. I use the Accentuate & Highlight shade, a shimmery oyster champagne, all over my lid, paired with a mixture of the cool-toned Sculpting Powder and the warmer Define & Warm Brow in my crease and outer corners.
To help open up my eyes, I add the Brighten shade (which is actually The Celestial Powder in Starlight) to my inner corners, and then I sweep Candlelight across the tops of my cheekbones for a subtle daytime glow.
The palette is designed as a 'book', so when you first open it, you're given detailed instructions and diagrams of exactly how to contour your face and eyes. You then turn the 'page' to reveal a large mirror along with the six powder pans.
I have to admit the palette is a lot smaller than I expected, with the size of the pans ranging from 0.04 oz to 0.08 oz. It's pricey (£47) for the amount of product you get, but it's great if you're interested in trying a few Kevyn Aucoin powders rather than splurging on just one (a large pan of The Sculpting Powder alone costs £35). The shades feel buttery soft with no fall-out and they last around eight hours on my primed lids before starting to fade.
While I always coo over new palettes with brightly-coloured shades, you can't beat a mix of matte and shimmery neutrals for an easy, elegant look. It's become my go-to everyday eyeshadow palette!
What's your favourite neutral palette?
PS. A new video went up on my YouTube channel yesterday - a huge spring Primark haul!