Making Faces - Book Review
Editorial Reviews from Amazon.com
Photo below: Book Cover: Making Faces
Jan 21, 2001/ --- The faces that Kevyn Aucoin has made are stellar and luminous: Cher, Tina Turner, Vanessa
Williams, and Julia Roberts are among Aucoin's galaxy of star clients. More than making do,
making up is the art of achieving your own special look, and Aucoin insists that there are
no hard and fast rules--except for the obvious ones, such as "Don't put lipstick in your
eye." The first section offers, in his own words, Aucoin's favorite ideas, tricks,
and techniques for enhancing, defining, and altering facial features with makeup. You'll
learn how to care for your skin, what foundation to use with your skin type,
and transformational magic for that central player in the drama of beauty: eyes.
Through his gallery of noncelebrity before-and-afters, Aucoin shows clearly how to use
his fundamentals to achieve dozens of different looks.
The gorgeous final chapter reads like a list of exotic characters in a play--the Vamp,
the Siren, the Diva.... In fact, such celebrities as Isabella Rosselini, Demi Moore,
and Nicole Kidman pose as these dramatic, splendidly made-up characters. These sumptuous
photographs are accompanied by full-page illustrations listing the "ingredients"
required to create these looks, as well as simple directions for achieving them. The
introduction by the author, at once amusing and endearing ("...trying to conceal the
fact that I was a gay, effeminate, hyperactive, adopted child with a serious lisp in southern
Louisiana would have been like trying to hide Dolly Parton in a string bikini!")--and
Aucoin's commentary throughout make Making Faces a unique reference book--beautiful,
informative, and thoughtfully written.
In a book that features 60 instructional watercolor sketches and step-by-step recipes
for dozens of different looks, the world's most renowned makeup artist shares his makeup
secrets with women everywhere. 240 color photos. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
"Kevyn Aucoin's faces appear in editorial features, fashion shows, music videos, and
advertising campaigns as well as on the covers of virtually every major magazine, and
he's be e Ad a guest on many television programs, including Oprah, the Today show,
Good Morning America, VH-I's Fashion Television, MTV's House of Style and Entertainment
Tonight. His client roster reads like a Who's Who of the entertainment world's elite:
This list includes all of the women who appear in this book, as well as Sharon Stone,
Whitney Houston, Linda Evangelista, Mary Tyler Moore, Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Hurley
and Bette Midler, among many, many others. Along with the numerous accolades he has
received is a special award from the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America),
the first and only time such an honor has been bestowed on a makeup artist. The author
of the bestselling book The Art of Makeup, he resides in New York City."