Kevyn Aucoin was one of Hollywood’s top makeup artists, almost a celebrity on his own right (he even did a cameo in “Sex & The City” as himself), who had the power of not only beautify but also, completely transform people.
He began showing interest in makeup from a very early age and went on to work with hundreds of A-list celebrities, consult for Revlon and Shiseido, create his own makeup line and become a regular at Vogue until he died in 2001 from a tumor.
On his books “Making Faces” and “Face Forward” he not only shares makeup tips but reinvents some well known celebrities in the image of some iconic ladies.
To whomever thinks photoshop is the sole culprit of those elusive images of perfection and beauty we see in fashion magazines, well…makeup can also go a long long way as shown here.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Faye Dunaway in “Bonnie & Clyde”
Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn