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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.


Spring Makeup Trends I’m Loving

26 Apr

Spring is Nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!!” ~ Robin Williams

Forget pastels.  This Spring is all about COLOR. 

The glossier the better!

 Brightly colored glossy lips are making an appearance.  Deep fuschias, baby pinks and corals.  (Be sure to pair it will a more natural eye and cheek) Expect to see this trend carry through the summer!

Violet is also making a big comeback, on lips and even cheeks this season!   (Again, keep the eye neutral when you’re going with a bolder lip/cheek)  “Violet cheeks?!”  you say.   I know I know – but check it out! 

Stick with a more pink- violet, rather than purple and the results are gorgeous!

And of course, when I think of Spring make up, I think pretty, rosy cheeks.   The key here is to place the blush right on the apples of the cheeks.  Pinks, peaches, even violet as we’ve seen, give cheeks a beautiful healthy flush:


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