Monday, 27 October 2014

The Kevyn Aucoin retrospective event

If you have been here before, you will probably know my love of all things Kevyn Aucoin. He was a truly gifted and innovative makeup artist, who inspired a lot of today's famous artists. His whole ethos was enhancing natural beauty, as well as having an obsession with lighting the face - I like. On Saturday my Mother and I went to the Retrospective event at the Knightsbridge Space NK, to have a mooch at the event and to also, obviously, have our makeup done by Kevyn Aucoin artists. 

The exhibition is really, really lovely - I learnt a lot. We had a guided tour by a fellow Kevyn enthusiast, who knew a lot of interesting facts. The gallery had been divided into different sections - focusing on the sensual skin, the candlelight room and the bloodroses feature. There was also this video playing - a haunting song. 

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A drawing done by 16 year old Kevyn - check out the contouring 
Original swatches of the Sensual skin enhancer - inspired by Geishas and their flawless skin
The Candlelight section - Kevyn was obsessed with the natural glow candles could give to one's skin
The famous blood roses - that dreamy glossy dark red
My beautiful Mum, after being glammed up - she loved the mascara and lash curlers.
Makeup used on me - faded heather eyeshadow was particularly lush
My finished makeup - lips a bit bigger than I like, but I love the colour


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