|Kevyn Aucoin Matte #105 swatched over an eye primer|
The new packaging is square and a bit more refined than the Kevyn Aucoin old singles (you can see them here and here). There's a fabric pouch, but thankfully no silly sponge applicator. The texture is, indeed, completely matte, and I have to warn those of you who don't use an eye primer that it's just not going to work. These Kevyn Aucoin matte eye shadows will not blend over bare skin and are going to look might ugly (see below):
|Kevyn Aucoin Matte #105 swatched over bare skin with the same brush (Hakuhodo B532)|
Kevyn Aucoin Matte #105 is definitely a taupe. It looks gray in the pan, but leans brown on skin (as you can see, the primer also makes the color appear more true to the pan). It's not very exciting, I guess, because most of us have several eye shadow colors in this family. I actually thought I had an identical Bobbi Brown color, but the ones I tried were still slightly different, so there you go.
Kevyn Aucoin- The Eye Shadow Singles - Matte 105 ($30) is available from Bergdorf, Barneys, and dermstore.com.