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.
On my makeup, the artist went for a blood roses lip focus, with highlighted skin and contoured eyes. She used the sculpting powder
|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|