Photo: Courtesy of Kevyn Aucoin.
Can we have a heart-to-heart about the fact that foundation kinda sucks? There are good reasons we live for our BB creams and tinted moisturizers in the summer: They're lightweight, easy to apply, and look good. But come fall, goopy foundations take center stage to fight the wars cooler temps have waged against our faces. We're compelled to smear 'em across our red and ragged mugs, suffocating the skin beneath. It ain't right, I tell ya.
Well, this year will be different. The geniuses over at Kevyn Aucoin have released The Sensual Skin Fluid: a silky, liquid-y formula that glides across your face like cashmere. It's ultra lightweight, ultra buildable, and clings to your skin all damn day. In my humble opinion, it's the holy freakin' grail of foundation. And that, my friends, is coming from someone who loathes base makeup (but still begrudgingly wears it).
The product comes in a dropper, and you can apply it with a brush, sponge, or your fingers. You can't feel this stuff as it glides on: Seriously. It's not tacky, it doesn't streak, and there's no funky, foundation-like smell that accompanies it. The brand champions the fact that it has a serum formula with anti-aging ingredients. On top of all that, it's oil-free, powder-free, paraben-free, and nano-ingredient free — so, it's great for almost every skin type.
The best thing about Kevyn Aucoin's latest, though, is its ability to build. If you're looking for a quick sheen of coverage before running out the door for Sunday brunch, one swipe is all you need. But, if you want full coverage — say, when those undereye bags just won't scat (ahem, Fashion Week) — it builds on itself to offer the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup.
Don't let its hefty price tag scare you off: Skin Fluid will last for months, and you'll be surprised how far a little bit goes. It never cakes, it never slips, and you'll always look like a glowing angel — just like you deserve to.
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation, $65, available for pre-order at Barneys.