The Makeup Show is bringing back our Kevyn Aucoin Icon Gallery for our NYC show!


After it’s debut and strong showing at The Makeup Show LA, The Makeup Show is bringing back it’s Kevyn Aucoin Icon Gallery for our New York City Show May 4-5th.  The Makeup Show Icon Gallery will open it’s doors again for a sneak peak during our black tie –  opening night Gala “Colour Couture: Beyond Beauty” at Metropolitan Pavilion on May 2nd with a rare glimpse inside the mind and makeup of the legendary and world-renowned makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin.

The Makeup Show is partnering with Kevyn Aucoin Beauty to showcase never-before-seen pieces from Kevyn Aucoin’s life work, celebrating his dedication to the art of makeup.  The Makeup Show Icon Gallery will have new personal items of Kevyn’s  providing a glimpse inside his professional and personal life that exhibit his achievements in the beauty industry, share special moments from his life, and bring us behind-the-scenes to view some of his most important and inspiring work.


The Makeup Show is thrilled to have an opportunity to continue their mission of education, inspiration and access to the biggest artists and brands in the business with the first-ever, The Makeup Show Icon Gallery. It will give artists who have been in the industry and been inspired by these leading artists, as well as those just starting out in the industry, to see the process, personal possessions, and get a look at the professional tools and techniques that have made their way into the makeup artists lexicon.


The Makeup Show Director of Artist Relations, James Vincent says, “Like so many of my fellow makeup artists the work of Kevyn Aucoin was and is a huge inspiration for me. Having had the ability to assist Kevyn. I feel so lucky to have learned from a legend, but even far before that, his work was the first time I really became aware that there were makeup artists in the fashion world. It was Kevyn’s makeup for the September 1994 issue of Harper’s Bazaar that inspired me. His cover of Nadja Auermann in a smoldering smokey eye inspired me to pursue a career in makeup. I never looked back.”


This exclusive Icon Gallery is open to all Makeup Show attendees on both days of the show May 4 and 5th and it will be a part of all Makeup Shows in 2014.


The Makeup Show NYC  will be held on Sunday May 4th 2014 from 9am – 6pm and on Monday May 5th 2014 from 9am – 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY1001. For more information please go to


One Response to “The Makeup Show is bringing back our Kevyn Aucoin Icon Gallery for our NYC show!”
  1. Sue horrell says:

    Kevyn Aucoin ,will never be forgotten ,he was such a makeup master ,the first photo I seen of his think it was eighties ,I knew he was going to be the top makeup artist like Way bandy was ,I first met him and sold him some eyeshadow fluff brushes from my makeup counter in soho ,I was excited it was 80s ,then in 90s at a New York beauty show ,I was lucky to sell his boyfriend some of my AuCourant self tanning products ,he was great too we hit it off and started gabbing for twenty minutes ,before he told me his boyfriend was Kevyn Aucoin ,of course I was thrilled ,he was in Europe doing fashion shows ,I said please let me know how he likes it ,Kevyn loved my dark tanning spray ,he had a pink tone to his light skin just like mine ,what a beautiful hearted precious man ,I adored him so much and his incredible make ups ! He told Beauty .com to carry my products for selftanning ,he would always be helpful to others without expecting anything in return ,. I was relocating back East ,and my own 50 year old brother was dying ,I did not even know Kevyn wasn’t feeling well ,and he had just gave me a fabulous hook up . Every makeup artist should aspire to be half as talented as Kevyn ,and his character as a man was so admirable ,he was so incredibly humble too ,I never seen anything like it ,I still have a few Cosmo covers Kevyn did ,he loved to break the rules ,Thank God he left us those incredible books and makeup line ,love you kev ,see you in heaven

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