Skip to main content

See also:

The Kevyn Aucoin Installation...The Makeup Show

This is a collection of pieces of Kevyn Aucoin's work which has not been seen.
This is a collection of pieces of Kevyn Aucoin's work which has not been seen.
Photo courtesy provided by Melody Joy PR

CHICAGO, IL (June 2014) – After a highly successful debut in Los Angeles and New York City, The Makeup Show who is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production, was proud to bring an installation to Chicago of the “The Makeup Show Icon Gallery”. The Makeup Show Icon Gallery brought attendees inside the mind and makeup of the legendary and world-renowned, Kevyn Aucoin with nearly a dozen pieces that have never been shown before in Chicago until the Makeup Show Chicago held earlier this month.

Archive image of Kevyn Aucoin and Janet Jackson
Photo courtesy provided by Melody Joy Public Relations-2014

The Makeup Show has worked with Kevyn Aucoin Beauty to showcase these pieces from across the US in celebration of Kevyn Aucoin’s life work and his dedication to the art of makeup. This installation of The Makeup Show Icon Gallery will provide 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 was 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 gave 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.” I think this Installation was a wonderful addition to the Makeup Show Chicago.

About The Makeup Show Chicago
The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provided a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. This year a career fair element was added to allow beauty professionals explore career opportunities with highly sought after cosmetic companies.

The Makeup Show Chicago featured over 75 beauty brands including Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Supporting Sponsors Pinnacle Cosmetics, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine.