I bought the Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo in 206 with my first Net-A-Porter order (HERE), as part of the site's collaboration with Glossybox. The Net-A-Porter Glossybox is still available, if you are interested. It's a great deal at $40 since the duo alone is $42 - the box comes with 3 full size products :-)
I was so happy with the colors and formula in the first Duo that I jumped at the chance to buy another one during The Makeup Show when it was in Chicago. Plus, with a discount I couldn't resist! Bronzer Bunny bought the same Duo, #207, and showed it in her #14daysofmakeup Challenge Recap.
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Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duos come in the signature Kevyn Aucoin packaging. A pouch is included, but no applicator. These are nice and slim, leaning on the smaller side which makes them a good option for travel - I can carry both without taking up too much space.
In the above pic, #206 is on the right and #207 is on the left. Before getting #206, I never really thought about getting shadow in any shade of blue and was quite skeptical. As a result it took me a really, really long time to even touch the Duo let alone wear it ha ha!
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo in #206
The lighter shade on the left is the softest to the touch of all the colors in the 2 Duos, and likewise this navy/dark blue shade is the hardest to the touch of all the colors in the 2 Duos. The lighter color is soft, silky and somewhat creamy. The navy/dark blue is harder (and hardest of the colors in both Duos), though still has a silky quality to it. Despite the difference in texture to the touch, during application with brushes I find both colors to be very easy to apply and blend.
The lighter color definitely qualifies as a shimmer shade, yet it sheers out well for a soft veil of shimmer vs. a full on shimmer-ific look. There is shimmer in the navy/dark blue shade too, but it's much less noticeable and more so helps it to not look flat. The navy/dark blue also doesn't scream blue, and sometimes it's hard to tell what color it is. The #206 Duo is surprisingly versatile with what else I can pair it with, and I've been having fun experimenting!!
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo in #207
The lighter color here is softer and more silky to the touch (though I'm not quite it's got the slight creamy quality like the lighter shade in #206), whereas the darker color is a little bit harder yet not quite as hard as the navy/dark blue in #206. Same thing as the other Duo though...this one applies very smoothly and blends as well as any other of my favorite shadows! The colors pretty much speak for themselves as a great neutral pairing!
Sunlight, heavily swatched.
Sunlight, heavily swatched.
Shade, heavily swatched.
Hopefully between the 3 pictures you can tell how the navy/dark blue in #206 can change depending on the light. I think both of these are beautiful color combos that are easy to apply - I'm happy to have them in my stash!