The Sculpting Powder$44
About Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
Achieve a natural-looking contour with this shadow-mimicking sculpting powder. Formulated with Kevyn Aucoin’s signature blend of brown, red, and gray pigments, The Sculpting Powder creates an ultra-sheer, matte contour that mimics the look of natural shadows. The lightweight powder blends effortlessly into skin without creasing or settling into lines and pores, so you look like you were born with soft, sculpted definition.
Why It’s Special
- Kevyn Aucoin’s signature pressed powder formula creates a crease-proof, sculpted look without settling into pores, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Neutral blend of brown, red, and gray pigments mimic the look of real shadows for natural-looking dimension
- Create dramatic effects or soft definition under cheekbones, under chin, down the neck, and along the sides of the nose.
How to Use
With a contour or sculpting brush, dust along the hollows of the cheek, under the chin and neck, or to sides and under tip of nose.
- Size: 4 g / 0.14 oz
Nylon-12, Talc, Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Ptfe, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopherol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470)
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If you are less than completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return your order within 60 days (from the delivery date) for a full refund. We'll cover the cost of return shipping within the U.S..
ReviewsElizabeth K. Jan 02, 2015
Perfect color, blendable
This powder is amazing! It blends so effortlessly and is the best contouring powder I have tried. I also have the Anastasia contour kit which is great, but for me, this powder is better. It is a bit small but a little goes a long way.38 found this helpful.Gabby L. Aug 07, 2016
Best Contouring Shades
I recently got all three of the sculpting powders. So instead of doing three separate reviews, I'm going to do one review for all three. First one I'm going to talk about is the LIGHT shade. Wow this is just perfection on my pale skin. It looks kinda warming in the pan but once it's on your skin it's the perfect shade of light taupe beige. It truly looks like a shadow. I prefer to use this on my cheeks and jawline since I don't want that area to look like a beard. This is also excellent for a nose contour for lighter skin tones especially since the color is so soft.
Next up is the MEDIUM shade which is the most iconic. This is excellent for a wide range of skin tones. I find this one slightly cooler than the LIGHT shade but just barely. I prefer to use this color towards the back of my cheekbones for a bit more definition. I also use a touch on my chin to shorten my long face shape.
The last shade is the DEEP shade which is too dark conventionally for my light skin tone. But the way I love to use this color is on my hairline. I have brown hair and an uneven hairline so shading it in with this color makes such a difference. I could use eyeshadow but this color also has that taupe tone so it looks like a shadow. It fills my hairline and because it shades my forehead looks smaller. I just make sure to really blend with my WG Holiday brush. This color would look so amazing on deeper skint ones since it's got that bitter chocolate taupe color. They cost a pretty penny but they're worth it. Especially if you're a pro makeup artist, you'll have the most perfect contour shades no matter your client's skintone!!!!!!27 found this helpful.Donna C. Jun 08, 2014
I saw a YouTube where this famous makeup artist was claiming that this was the best contour powder out there. I had already bought one from another line and it came out too orange. Looking into other lines I found the same thing. I found that even though it is a bit pricey a little bit goes a long way and it gives a very natural look to the cheeks. I get complements all of the time from women younger than myself on my makeup so I must be doing something right!27 found this helpful.Iva S. Sep 20, 2014
Good tone, tiny size
While the cool tone of this sculpting powder is ideal for us fair-skinned girls, this product is an extraordinarily small size at 0.11 oz versus, say, the average Bobbi Brown eyeshadow size of 0.08 oz. Considering this product does contain talc, I see no reason to choose it instead of other low-to-mid range similarly toned blushes, bronzers and shadows.24 found this helpful.ModeratorKitty K. Sep 13, 2014
Kevyn Aucoin never fails to amaze me. Don't be filled by the packaging size.. It does seem small and tempting to be upset about, which was initially my first reaction. I received my package after k came home from work, so I was not able to try out my new sculpting powder. The next day, I tried it on still annoyed with the size and I have to say the pigmentation is incredible. I only needed to lightly tap my brush into the powder, and I was able to instantly see how much product it picked up. This powder blends into the skin beautifully, without any chalky look or appearance. The color is a perfect matte, cool toned brown which is ideal for creating shadows. As someone with dry skin, I tend to avoid powder but I have to say that the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder is suitable for all skin types.23 found this helpful.April M. Dec 27, 2016
I've got the Light and Medium sculpting colors. They're both staples in my kit, and I do love using them on clients. As far as myself goes, it depends on which foundation Im wearing. The Medium definitely suits my skin more than the Light. The Light reads too muddy and dirty on my skin with my undertone.18 found this helpful.Kaitlin K. Jul 09, 2014
I searched far and wide for the perfect contouring powder. I have warm undertones and wanted something a little cooler than my skintone to mimic shadows; everything else I tried looked incredibly orangey on me. I wanted something that was long-wearing and probably a powder, but was still very silky, blendable, and versatile.
Enter The Sculpting Powder! It's everything I wanted and more. It's such a flattering shade and looks equally great on me, with medium-fair skin and gold undertones and on my sister, who is super-alabaster and has cool undertones. It's very buttery and blendable, but also buildable. Some powder contours have the tendency to 'line' up on my skin, making buildability difficult, but this stuff goes on smooth no matter what.
I can't recommend it enough.17 found this helpful.Cami F. Apr 23, 2014
Best powder contour out there.
This is by far the best powder contour on the market. I don't own this but I use my Aunt's anytime I am doing full makeup and I cannot wait until I can splurge on my own. It is the perfect matte grey-brown color and the powder itself is super blendable. It creates the perfect shadows and dimension in the face. I adore this product and cannot wait to try more of Kevyn's line.15 found this helpful.Cortney S. Apr 29, 2015
MUST HAVE FOR PALE GIRLS!!!
With the craze of contouring, the struggle is REAL for pale girls to get the right shade. Often, I've found ones that are too dark or too orange for my pale skin. This is the perfect gray warm toned contour powder out there.
The powder is smooth, easy to blend and very natural looking. You also get a lot of product for the price. This is probably the best contour powder out there in my opinion.
If you're pale, try it, you won't regret it!!12 found this helpful.Jessica S. Sep 15, 2014
this is the best contouring makeup I've ever used I love Kevyn Acoin products I'm a makeup artist in Trenton New Jersey and the people i know or worked on never heard of him its crazy to me. so I've been teaching people how to put makeup on and I have every Kevyn Aucoin book and his books are what use to teach with. He was amazing and there will be no other to ever come close to him and his work11 found this helpful.