Several years ago, when I was starting out as a makeup artist, I bought a fabulous book, Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin. I had no idea then, that this book would transform my life as much as Aucoin transformed the people in the book with his makeup genius. He opened my eyes to the possibilities of makeup as an art form. The 10-year anniversary of his early death was in May of this year. Aucoin was famous for his ability to completely transform someone into a different persona (see Isabella Rosselinias Barbra Streisand below).
The Original Book by Kevyn Aucoin “Making Faces”
To commemorate his genius, his makeup line, which continues, has released the swiss army knife of makeup, a palette with everything needed to create some of his most famous “looks” from the makeup bible he published, Making Faces.
The Making Faces Palette Book
This “book” has three palettes for many contemporary makeup looks and features some of Kevyn Aucoin’s bestsellers. There is also a beauty how-to card so you can learn to recreate his iconic looks. Illustrations and quotes from the outspoken and much-loved. A timeless recipe book of makeup techniques and to inspire and empower, Making Faces stays true to the late Kevyn Aucoin, with it’s inclusive beauty ideals, finding beauty in all skin tones, all ages and all gender preferences.
The pioneer of contouring: Kevyn Aucoin
Chapter one: features contouring and sculpting with makeup.
Chapter two: removes the veil on using blush and defining the eyes and face.
Chapter three: focuses on creating eye looks with EmphasEYES.
Plus, the Making Faces Palette book comes with insert “recipe” cards with how-to steps to recreate some of Aucoin’s iconic looks, such as the Biba, inspired by the silent screen star and romantic gypsy, The Ingenue’s sensual lips and soft doe eyes, or the far-away dreaminess of The Innocent.