Kevyn Aucoin a Beautiful Life: The Success, Struggles, and Beauty Secrets of a Legendary Makeup Artist

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 5, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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There has never been a more influential and beloved makeup artist than Kevyn Aucoin.

He was the makeup artist of choice for every major movie star, pop icon, and supermodel around; presidents and princesses knew him by name; and his work appeared on countless catwalks, red carpets, and magazine covers. While his life was a dizzying mix of fame and glamour, Kevyn's goal wasn't simply to make beautiful people even more alluring. Inspired by his difficult childhood in a homophobic Southern town, he chose to see beauty everywhere, in all people, and to help them see it in themselves. It's no wonder his books, The Art of Makeup, Making Faces, and Face Forward, were immediate bestsellers.

Kevyn Aucoin: a beautiful life chronicles the magical journey of this makeup guru as seen through the eyes of his family, friends, lovers, and fashion-industry insiders. It traces his beginnings in a Louisiana orphanage to the mysterious illness that tragically ended his life at age forty. Here, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Tina Turner, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Hilary Swank, Christy Turlington, Isabella Rossellini, and dozens of other luminaries reveal in exclusive interviews what made Kevyn so talented, funny, fiercely loyal, and ultimately irreplaceable.

Also included are the makeup techniques that made Kevyn so legendary, accompanied by easy-to-follow step-by-step photos. He refined these signature tricks throughout his career and relied upon them to turn every face into something extraordinary.

  

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Kevyn Aucoin's work was seen by millions in fashion shows, music videos, and on the covers of virtually every major magazine. He appeared on countless television shows and was the author of three bestselling books, "The Art of Makeup, Making Faces, and "Face Forward. Kerry Diamond is the beauty director at "Harper's Bazaar and was the beauty editor at "Women's Wear Daily for several years. She lives in New York City. Eric Sakas was Kevyn's confidante and business partner and today runs Kevyn Aucoin Beauty.

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