Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series “The Beauty Edit” where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from the beauty sectors’s most influential business leaders.
Throughout his career Kevyn Aucoin made up some of the world’s most famous women; from the original supermodels of the world to Elizabeth Taylor, his work graced countless catwalks, billboards and covers.
Before his passing in 2002, he was considered to be one of the most influential makeup artists in the world, with his legacy continuing today. He pioneered the “art of contouring” and his innovative techniques transformed the faces of celebrities and women everywhere.
Through his makeup line and his bestselling beauty books, his legacy is remembered. The Kevyn Aucoin brand continues to bring out new makeup and skincare products to enhance the natural beauty in everyone.
New York based Nick Lujan is Global Head of Artistry & Education at Kevyn Aucoin – a professional makeup artist, team leader, trainer and educator with over 15 years of experience in the industry.
As a trained makeup artist and educator, Nick has worked with major cosmetics brands, providing insight encompassing team development, artistry, product development, artist relations and creation and facilitation of educational programs.
In this episode of ‘The Beauty Edit’ from TheIndustry.fashion, Nick speaks with Tom Shearsmith, News & Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion, about his extensive career so far, including a stint in Las Vegas, what originally drew him to the Kevyn Aucoin brand, the incredible work Kevyn did and how that influences his work in the present, and why makeup should not be defined by gender or sexuality.
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