Kevyn Aucoin, Trailblazing, Iconic and Revolutionary.
Those who knew him can agree that Kevyn Aucoin is celebrated as perhaps the most influential makeup artist of our time. From haute couture to Hollywood, Kevyn painted and sculpted the faces of countless models and celebrities, including Cher, Janet Jackson, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Julia Roberts, Tina Turner, Barbara Streisand and Gwyenth Paltrow. His work has appeared in editorial pages, advertising campaigns, music videos and the front covers of every leading magazine, including 18 consecutive covers of Vogue.
Kevyn is widely recognized as "the original" for many of his groundbreaking techniques and transformations, all of which continue to be used and revered by consumers and artists alike. The art of contouring is the most influential and enduring. Others include brightening the eyes by adding subtle shimmer to the inner corners and creating fuller lips with nude liner.
"NO MATTER HOW ARTISTIC A PERSON IS, WITHOUT QUALITY TOOLS AND PRODUCTS EVEN A GENIUS LIKE MICHELANGELO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PAINT THE SISTINE CHAPEL."
At a time when the world of makeup artistry was impersonal, distant and out of reach, Kevyn was the first to welcome beauty enthusiasts backstage. Sharing his techniques with anyone willing to learn them, he made his methods accessible to millions in his best-selling books – The Art of Makeup, Making Faces and Face Forward. In them, he divulged the secrets of his art, teaching makeup application step-by-step in his own words and with his famous artwork and illustrations.
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty stays true to Kevyn’s belief that makeup does not cover but rather, uncovers your true self.