Thursday, December 08, 2011

Kevyn Aucoin Midnight Matte Eye Shadow

Kevyn Aucoin Midnight Matte Eye Shadow belongs in my secret weapon shortlist. It doesn't look all that exciting in the pan: a charcoaled navy, matte and flat. But as a card-carrying member of the not-quite black eye makeup club, I find Kevyn Aucoin's Midnight to be a top performer.

The pigmentation is quite intense and requires a light hand and a good brush. The smooth texture blends nicely into any lighter shades I'm using on the lid and provides a dark smoky effect. Obviously, Midnight also makes a fabulous eyeliner, with or without pencil/liquid support. It's a dark and saturated color, so a little goes a very long way.

Bottom Line: better than black.

Kevyn Aucoin Midnight Matte Eye Shadow ($28) is available from Bergdorf Goodman (in store only) and Barneys.


  1. This looks great. I have been looking for a navy-type shadow. I wonder how it looks on blue eyes...

  2. K., there's no reason very dark navy won't look good on blue eyes. Especially against very fair skin- the contrast should be quite striking.

  3. That is just gorgeous! Now I have to find where they sell them in the UK to try it on! I have been experimenting quite a bit with dark blue hues this year since I find it brings out my eye colour, but this looks out of this world!


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