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Remembering Kevyn Aucoin

7 May

“Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul.”

~ Kevyn Aucoin.  Feb 14th, 1962  –  May 7th, 2002

The first time I opened up my brand new copy of “Making Faces” by celebrity make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin, my heart raced.

The colors, the textures, the transformations –  such beauty! This man was brilliant.  And I thought to myself, “This is it.  I want to do THIS.”

Even now, 6 years after completing makeup school,  I’ll open up “Making Faces” or “Face Forward” seeking (and finding) inspiration.

A few celebrity transformations that truly amaze me:

Martha Stewart as Veronica Lake

Lisa-Marie Presley as Marilyn Monroe

Winona Ryder as Elizabeth Taylor

Christina Ricci "Youth Eternal"

And perhaps the most incredible of all:

Gwyneth Paltrow as James Dean!!

The photos speak for themselves.

Kevyn Aucoins life was cut short too soon on May 7th, 2002 from liver and kidney failure – but his amazing talent will always be remembered.