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The Art of Makeup

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  309 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Kevyn Aucoin partners with the industry's greatest talents to create an exquisite, star-studded collection of portraits, and reveals some timeless beauty tips that helped earn him his super-status in the fashion industry.

It's a visual feast as supermodels and celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Grace Jones, Christie Brinkley and Janet Jackson, to name a few

Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 24th 1996 by Perennial Currents (first published November 1st 1994)
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Oct 21, 2013 Falcon rated it it was amazing
The absolute best book on makeup, I'm so grateful to have inherited my mother's copy. Kevin Aucoin was a true artist and gift to the beauty industry.
Jan 13, 2009 Dorrie rated it really liked it
Another amazing book by Kevyn Aucoin. The only downside is that this book is HUGE and difficult to fit on a shelf.
Jan 28, 2008 Bryn rated it it was amazing
Like Sun-Tzu for drag queens.
Aug 07, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I never get tired of his books, and if you're really interested in makeup as a passion then you know what I mean. You don't need a manual to see the inspiration in these pages, just copy the looks with modern makeup. I'm sure most of what he used back then has since been discontinued or is sold by professional retailers/brands, but you can always try some of his line. It's still sold in high end stores like Barney's, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, etc. I'm glad that some part of him lives on.
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Oct 09, 2012 Queen Diva rated it it was amazing
I've had this book for years and I use is as a reference! I need to pull it out again and gain a fresh way of applying my makeup that is more artistic when I sing, model and just day to day meeting people! It's so FUN to be creative with makeup and who better than this expert that woman all over the world LOVE!
Aug 04, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Kevyn Aucoin - this is an amazing book, and a must-have for any make up artist, or anyone who just appreciates fabulous makeup!
Oct 20, 2011 Diane rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is the book that turned me onto the amazing Kevyn Aucoin
Jun 24, 2008 Christina rated it liked it
Any work of Kevyn's is worth a look-see.
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Dec 05, 2007 Shaleenmarie22 kulakowski rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves make-up
i love this book...i go to it again and again!
Jun 16, 2007 Snarky's rated it it was amazing
One of the best make up/art books I own.
May 17, 2012 Mekaylah rated it it was amazing
My first Kevin aucoin book. Rip.
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Jul 19, 2012 Mercedi Sedelmeyer rated it it was amazing
Best make up books ever
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