In the world of makeup artistry, there are very few artists that have risen past being known within the realms of fashion editorial and movie production, to becoming household names.
Most of those who do are cosmetic moguls, carving their places into history by way of product lines that become mainstays on every woman’s vanity.
Had he lived a little longer, perhaps Kevyn Aucoin’s products would sit next to Bobbi Brown or Trish McEvoy today.
Though his life was short, it was by no means tragic. Aucoin not only touched the lives of the stars whose faces he painted, he left a legacy that opened doors and paved a path for makeup artistry as a viable career beyond suburban mall counters.
His classic makeup line and books, though they are well into their second decade now, are still a fountain of inspiration for both aspiring and seasoned artists alike.
The Makeup Show NY is turning the spotlight on Aucoin and how he touched the lives of the entire beauty community with the very first TMS Icon Gallery.
Premiering during a gala to benefit Charity:Water on May 2nd, and on view through out The Makeup Show hours on May 4th and 5th, attendees will be able to view a collection of personal effects, archive items from Kevyn Aucoin beauty, and items loaned by Aucoin’s closest friends and family.
To gain more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.
To see a slideshow of a few items that will be on view please visit Made(up) in NY.