Kevin Aucoin

Kevin Aucoin

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“There are no rules when it comes to makeup”


An artist who I can relate well to in terms of artistic views and attitude is Kevyn Aucoin, who proclaims that “there are no rules when it comes to makeup”.

I constantly getting people asking, “what colour am I supposed to wear”? This question never failes to baffle me. Perhaps I sometimes forget that not everybody knows as much about makeup as me. After all, it is my profession and not theirs. I tend to respond “any colour…there are no rules with makeup. Yes, certain colours may help to pop out the blue in your eyes, but you can wear any colour you like”!

“Who do you want to be today?” – I love makeup because it enables people, male and female, to “experience the pleasure and excitement of using makeup to create new looks and discover many simple and surprising new ways of looking great” – taken from Kevyn Aucoin’s fantastic book, Making Faces. “Makeup gives everyone the power to transform him/herself and try out new personas”. “If you want to look your best, be creative, try some new ideas – and have fun doing it”. I could be Lady Gaga one day or Kiss the next. I can be innocent and untouchable or sexy and seducing. I can be who ever I want to be. Image isn’t everything but it sure is something!

I am who I want to be.

Faye Smith
Makeup & Hair Artist

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