Holiday Must-Haves from Kevyn Aucoin


Last night I attended a fabulous Retrospective Gallery Showcase of Kevyn Aucoin’s career. From his artistry, drawings, signature quotes to the first products he launched and celebrity notes it was a beautiful presentation of his work and words.

“I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good launch.” – Kevyn Aucoin


The event also served to showcase the fall and holiday collection. Some of the new products I’m absolutely dying over:

The Contour Book Volume II The Art of Sculpting + Defining ($65, $225 value) – The perfect follow-up to Volume I. If you happened to own the original you know the formulas were perfect but the circular shapes of the compact made application a bit challenging. Volume II is the solution to all. A Sculpting Cream, Sculpting Powder, Candlelight Cream, Candelight Powder to perfectly sculpt and highlight and four eye shadow shades, two matte and two shimmer to shape, define and sculpt eyes. The most convenient contour kit in travel size.


The Precision Eye Definer in shade Vanta (black), $32 – A 14-hour long wear eyeliner that self sharpens when you unscrew the cap for a perfect, precise tip pencil liner.

The Gossamer Loose Powder, $72 – micro-fine loose powder tightened in a compact that feels like silk on your skin. Offering a thin, lightweight veil it’s the perfect finish to your makeup application.

Also as part of holiday Kevyn Aucoin is offering three sets we can’t wait to get our hands on. kevyn-aucoin-holiday-set

The Legacy Palette (165, $280 value) designed to sculpt, highlight and define face, eyes and brows. The palette features 12 classic eyeshadows, The Celestial Powder, and The Sculpting Powder.

Travel Brush Set ($285, $439 Value), the set 5 brushes: Foundation and Loose Powder Brush, Buffing and Blush Brush, Base Shadow and Small Shadow Brush, Sculpting and Detailed Concealer Brush and Lip Brush in a convenient travel case.


The Essential Eyeshadow ($58) – available in four different combination, each palette features five shades to take you from day to night.