2 posts tagged "Los Angeles"
Though makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin passed away nearly twelve years ago, his lasting legacy in the beauty industry—not least of which includes his namesake cosmetics brand—remains untouched. To celebrate Aucoin’s enduring influence, Makeup Show (now in its sixth year in Los Angeles) is debuting the first ever Makeup Show Icon Gallery, providing a rare glimpse into the mind and makeup of Aucoin. The face painter’s professional hallmarks are vast (his ability to craft a flawless canvas and define his subject’s features is still marveled at today), but his body of work was far more robust than many ever imagined. “We try to find artists from different industries that [impact] the makeup industry, those who are known even outside the beauty [world],” show owner Shelly Taggar explained. “He was a person that was not only that talented in makeup, but he was a photographer, a poet, a painter.”
From handwritten notes to personal Polaroids to original color swatches for his line, the curated collection of nearly 65 pieces reveals never-before-seen glimpses into Aucoin’s personal and professional life. It also documents his work with famous faces including Janet Jackson, Cindy Crawford, Cher, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Makeup Show, March 1-2, California Market Center, 110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles, CA; themakeupshow.com
I thought I should publicly disclose a secret: I’ve never been to Los Angeles. Every time people hear this, they gasp and stare at me like a deer in headlights, as if I’ve just told them that I love Amanda Bynes’ courtroom wigs. And while I haven’t seen the HOLLYWOOD sign, skipped down the Walk of Fame, or stayed at Chateau Marmont, now I can don the city’s top-shelling shades from NARS. Launching in September exclusively in the Sunshine State, the brand created a limited-edition gift set that features its nail lacquer in Trouville and lip gloss in Turkish Delight, both pastel pinks. To complete the look, included is a palette filled with four shadows—Abyssinia (a beige-y pearl), Étrusque (antique gold), Outremer (cobalt blue), and Bali (cocoa brown)—along with Deep Throat (a sheer, peach blush) and bronzer in, what else, Laguna. The cosmetic company says there may be more city editions to come, although it isn’t revealing which locale is up next. Katy Perry says that California girls are undeniable, but I like to think that New Yorkers are just as fine, fresh, and fierce. Perhaps we’ll soon have a palette to match our state of mind.
NARS Loves Los Angeles, $75, available at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; and Nordstrom (Topanga, Glendale, Westside, Farmers’ Market, Santa Anita, and Santa Monica)