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Kevyn Aucoin

Kevyn Aucoin (1962–2002) was a famous American makeup artist and photographer.

He was born in Louisiana and moved to New York where he was discovered by Vogue in the early 1980s. Between 1987 and 1989 he did nine Vogue covers in a row, and an additional seven Cosmopolitan covers At his peak he would often be booked months in advance and could command as much as $6000 for a makeup session, working with hundreds of A-list celebrities. In 1993 he was hired by Revlon as Creative Director for their prestige Ultima II line of cosmetics.

During the 1990s he published a series of books (The Art of Makeup, Making Faces, and Face Forward) in which he transformed models and celebrities to make them look like other celebrities or historical figures.

In 2001 he was diagnosed with a rare pituitary tumor and died in 2002.

The transformations

Winona Ryder channels Elizabeth Taylor – coming soon …

Calista Flockhart channels Audrey Hepburn.

Lisa Marie Presley & Liza Minelli channel Marilyn Monroe – coming soon …

Christina Ricci channels Edith Piaf.

Martha Stewart – entrepreneur and criminal – channels Veronica Lake.

Susan Sarandon channels Bette Davis as she appeasred in Of Human Bondage (1934).

Courtney Love channels Jean Harlow.

Isabella Rossellini channels Alla Nazimova.

Demi Moore channels Clara Bow.