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Kevyn Aucoin

Photographer

Died when: 40 years 82 days (482 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

Kevyn James Aucoin (;February 14, 1962 – May 7, 2002) was an American make-up artist, photographer and author.In the 1990s, Aucoin was wholly responsible for the "sculpted" look of many celebrities and top models, including Whitney Houston, Cher, Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Courtney Love, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, and Vanessa Williams.

He authored several industry-defining books with makeup techniques including facial contouring, which was relatively unknown in popular culture at the time, but pioneered and used in drag culture and stage makeup for decades prior.

Aucoin, often noted as being decades ahead of his contemporaries, is considered to be one of greatest make-up artists of the modern age.


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