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Makeup Superstar Kevyn Aucoin Wows The World Again

by 15h ago What do Cindy Crawford, Andie McDowell, and Paulina Porizkova have in common? In the 1980s, they all became supermodels in collaboration with one makeup genius who burnished their natural beauty to perfection: Kevyn Aucoin. “He made you want to be an artist, because he was such a huge artist,” said McDowell, remembering her friend and collaborator at the Outfest screening of Kevyn Aucoin: Beauty and the Beast in Me, the new Logo feature documentary premiering September 14. He was also ahead of his time. Long before Facebook or Snapchat, Kevyn used his video camera to document every detail of his life, from goofing around on set with Tina Turner to sitting with his dog on a New York City park bench. Why did he film every minute? Maybe to convince himself that his fairy-tale life was real. Kevyn achieved astronomical success as the confidante and artistic collaborator of Cher, Janet Jackson, Linda Evangelista, and many more. But that didn’t matter. He contended all his life with the scars of growing up gay and adopted in Lafayette, Louisiana. “We talked about [his feelings of abandonment],” says Porizkova in the film, describing one of his trips back


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