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Friday Pretty: Kevyn Aucoin

By Glinda

Kevyn Aucoin was the first makeup artist to show up on my radar way back when in the mid-80’s.  Hey, way-back time machines are fun, no?

He was a talented man, and one of the first (and best) to showcase and share his techniques so that “normal” women could get similar looks.   Here are some stunning transformations from his bestselling books Making Faces and Face Forward.

And people wonder why I love makeup.

Martha Stewart as Veronica Lake

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins as Josephine Baker

Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn


Demi Moore as Clara Bow

Christina Ricci as Edith Piaf

Celine Dion as Maria Callas

Gina Gershon as Sohpia Loren




2 Responses to “Friday Pretty: Kevyn Aucoin”

  1. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    He was SO incredibly talented, and he really did seem to see the potential beauty in every woman and knew precisely how to bring it out. Plus, he seems like was just a really sweet guy.

  2. Ellen W. Says:

    Honestly- reading Making Faces changed how I felt about makeup and made me feel like it was possible to wear makeup without looking cheap.

    And I totally agree that the best part is how he got it across that women were beautiful when they looked like themselves. (How that fits with his making-celebrities-to-look-like-other-celebrities I’m not sure, but it does, strangely enough.)

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