Every great story is told in a trilogy. And while the story of makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin ended much to early, in his short life he managed to give us three legendary books dedicated to his true love, and mine, makeup. Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin is a final chapter of a beautiful life that was taken too soon….
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Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin Review
As I mentioned in my review of Kevyn Aucoin’s first book, The Art Of Makeup is like an appetizer. It’s just a taste of what’s to come. His second book, Making Faces, is the main course. It’s meaty, filling, and oh so satisfying. His final book, Face Forward, is like dessert. It’s sweet and delicious, but not as filling as the main course. You can read these books in any order… you can always have dessert first… but they make sense chronologically.
Face Forward does have some basic makeup tips, but not as many as Making Faces, and they are not quite as basic. It is really more of a continuation of the beautiful images of Kevyn Aucoin’s makeup work on everyone from celebrities to his Mom..who he turns into a stunning Marlene Dietrich. You also don’t want to miss Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn, or Martha Stewart unrecognizable as Veronica Lake.
So would I recommend this book?
If you love makeup as a skill and art form, then YES read all three if you can get your hands on them.
If you’re just starting out learning about makeup, I’d start with Making Faces and go from there.
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Have you read Face Forward? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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