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Here’s a quick review of a blush that I think fits well with the current trend of bright, bold colour – Kevyn Aucoin’s The Pure Powder Glow in Fira.

Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow in Fira

So I purchased this blush from the Kevyn Aucoin sample sale a while ago and I am in love with it!

It came in clamshell packaging with just the pan inside, which is fine, because the pan is magnetic and it fits perfectly in my Z palette.


The colour is described as ‘mango’ and although that is not the first thing to come to mind, this is an intense, heavily pigmented matte bright orange.  It’s gorgeous!! It reminds me of NARS Exhibit A, but I don’t have that colour yet to make comparison swatches.  The powder is very finely milled, which makes it very smooth and really a joy to apply.  Fira is deep  and intense! It can look scary but apply it with a light hand using a fluffy brush.  I like to use an angled blush brush, a duo fibre brush or even a fan brush.

Fira, swatch

This orange does not lean too red or yellow so it would look great on all skin tones – from pale to deep.  This looks particularly amazing on deep, dark skin and works well when paired with a bronzer.   It gives that glow that everyone’s after.  I can wear this all day and had minimal fading even after working out.

The only thing is that this costs about $40…US.  Yes, so it can be real pricey for some, but this colour is beautiful.  I recommend it, if you can afford it.

It is available at Kevyn Aucoin online, beauty.com, Bergdorf Goodman and other online retailers.

Overall Grade: A

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An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.