Those who knew him up close or from a distance can agree – Kevyn Aucoin is celebrated as perhaps the most influential makeup artist of our time. There's no doubt Kevyn's technical abilities were unparalleled. But his philosophy and fondness for celebrating individuality are what set him and his artistry apart in an industry so prone to norms and traditions. At a time when the world of makeup artistry was impersonal, distant and out of reach, Kevyn was the first to welcome beauty enthusiasts backstage. Kevyn Aucoin made it his mission to share his techniques with anyone willing to learn them; he made his methods accessible to millions in his bestselling books – The Art of Makeup, Making Faces and Face Forward. In them, he divulged the secrets of his art, teaching makeup application step-by-step in his own words. These makeup ‘bibles’ are timeless must-haves for artists and beauty consumers today.