The Kevyn Aucoin contour – cream or powder?

incase you hadn’t noticed – I love Kevyn Aucoin. He was one of the most
talented makeup aritsts, and I have loved every single one of his products I’ve
tried.  The infamous sculpting powder now
comes in a cream formula as well, and after being asked what the difference
between the two was – I’ve jotted down my thoughts.

The powder. Oh, the powder. Pigmented and ‘finely-milled’ (one of those abused
phrases). I use the ELF stipple brush, and it diffuses it nicely without much
effort. So easy to blend, and pretty hard to overdo – the colour mimics natural
shadow. I find powders easier than creams, because you just sweep and go. The
highlight with this is what I’ve dubbed a ‘sophisticated’ highlighter – not
sparkly, but it just makes your skin look healthy and radiant. Lush.
cream sculpting duo is seriously teeny tiny – doll sized beauty. The contour
section is particularly miniscule, although you need so little product. It’s
very creamy, and dries down to a semi-matte finish. It definitely is not dewy
(like… Stila convertible colours for example). Once streaked on, you have to
blend quickly – I find the easiest way is to use a stippling brush and kind of
swirl it in. It’s harder to blend than the powder, and a cream contour is
definitely not for a novice. The highlighter is lush – not too much, but just
imparts a certain je ne se quois of glowy skin. 
I love using this duo when I use cream blush as well, because then it’s
a triad of creamy goodness.
powder for ease and if you’re obsessed with contouring. Like me. The creamy duo
if you’ve got drier skin. Like me. Or both. Like me.
I promise I’ll stop talking about the sculpting powder now…