I was introduced to Kevyn Aucoin’s makeup mastery when I was about 13, browsing the books at Barnes and Noble. I can remember flipping to the page in Face Forward with Martha Stewart styled as Veronica Lake and having my MIND BLOWN. You’re telling me that makeup can do that?
I’ve been a fan of his work ever since. I still have that book (along with his other bestseller, Making Faces) sitting on my bookshelf.
He was a brilliant artist, one of the masters that inspired me from the very beginning. His legacy lives on through his brand of amazing beauty products – most of which I’m hopelessly devoted to in my daily beauty routine. I’ve been addicted to the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Sensual Skin Enhancer for a while and am now hooked on the Kevyn Aucoin lipstick too!
This particular purple shade (Persistence) is totally on trend and perfectly pigmented. The rich matte cream also looks beautiful with Cloudaine gloss worn atop it to change up the finish for a glossier look. Not willing to rock a lip this bold? Kevyn Aucoin Beauty boasts a range of more natural shades in the same great formula. For Keeps is one of my more muted favorites.