Conceived as an exploration of the past, present, and future of beauty, Face Forward is an ingenious showcase of the transformative, creative possibilities of makeup, with portraits of everyone from Julia Roberts to Sharon Stone, Martha Stewart to his mother, Thelma. His crafted visages range from minimal-application makeovers of friends to elaborate re-creations of such Hollywood icons as Audrey Hepburn (Calista Flockhart), James Dean (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Veronica Lake (shockingly, Martha Stewart) and such pop-culture personalities as Cher (socialite Alexandra von Furstenberg) and Siouxsie Sioux (Winona Ryder). The final pages present his ideas for looks to come, such as "Explorer," Mary J. Blige covered in eggplant body makeup with a rainbow of metallic eye shadows over her eyes and thickly glossed red lips; "Floralia," a freckled Lucy Liu resembling a sprite from A Midsummer's Night Dream; and "Venusian de Milo," Sharon Stone as an orange-haired, one-breast-baring sci-fi femme fatale. Throughout, Aucoin augments an already colorful book with step-by-step instruction, chatty commentary on each look and model, and riffs on such topics as friendship, politics (he repeatedly applauds the Clinton Administration for embracing diversity in the '90s), and the environment.
"Appreciating (even highlighting) individuality is one of the great things about makeup," asserts Aucoin, and Face Forward is a dazzling testament to that belief. For those who see the fun of makeup and are eager to experiment with the virtually unlimited possibilities of it, this book is a boon. --Rebecca Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Step by step instructions, with pictures, make this book so easy to use.
Another brilliant Kevyn Aucoin book, Face Forward shows more of his beautiful looks, amazing transformations, and super awesome tips and tricks.
As a makeup artist, I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their makeup technique, and get their best possible look.
Terrific makeup book by a talented artist who died prematurely. Easy to follow instructions on all sizes, shapes and ages of models. A fun picture book plus a good guide.Published 14 days ago by Therese A. Kwiatkowski
This book is absolutely amazing!!! I wish I would had purchased this book years ago!!Published 26 days ago by Zariah J Hebbron
Just an amazing book. I plan to spend many hours learning from it. Very good condition also!Published 1 month ago by Brian Bielick
One of many great books by an artist i admired and loved!!Published 2 months ago by S. Dangelo Thompson
This is pretty much just the artist's self wanking about how great at makeup he is. No useful information contained within, unless you like pictures of people wearing make up to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Skexis