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The Art of Makeup

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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 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 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Like Sun-Tzu for drag queens.
Jan 13, 2009 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 20, 2012 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.
Queen  Diva
Oct 09, 2012 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!
Shashank  Sharma
If you want to have a strong foundation on makeup then this book is for you. For us it has been an instant hit amongst my team at our modelling agency and I thin is is a testimony to the expertice and efforts put in by Kevyn Aucoin
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My first Kevin aucoin book. Rip.
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is the book that turned me onto the amazing Kevyn Aucoin
Feb 06, 2008 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!
One of the best make up/art books I own.
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Dec 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves make-up
i love this book...i go to it again and again!
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