Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

— Kevyn Aucoin

The most simplistic Kevyn Aucoin quotes you will be delighted to read

That's why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.

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No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart.

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The fact is, there really is no such thing as 'normal' - everybody's different, and that is the essence of their beauty

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Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul, and sometimes even in myself.

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Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.

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Glamour is not self-conscious; it’s not trying really hard. It’s just expressing your own truth. I think that’s what the essence of glamour really is—expressing your uniqueness.

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Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty.

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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 laugh.

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Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.

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It's our hearts and brains that we should exercise more often.

You can put on all the makeup you want, but it won't make your soul pretty.

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Beauty is about perception, not about make-up.

I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself.

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Beauty has a lot to do with character.

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About Kevyn Aucoin

Quotes 51 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Make-up artist
Birthday February 14, 1962

The future belongs to thouse with open minds aand open hearts, who can appreciate beauty in all it's forms.

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Beauty is about perception, not about make-up.

I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.

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Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others - its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.

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There are no rules when it comes to makeup!

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Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

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Beauty is about perception, not about make-up.

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My entire mission in life is to help women take over the world.

Not by force (the route so many men have taken since the beginning of time), but with compassion, perseverance, and love.

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I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective.

We have to demand more variety.

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Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.

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I'd rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road.

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It is the free spirited men and women that we most admire and often envy - those individuals who dare to be themselves.

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When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort.

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The faces I see in the modeling industry can get dull.

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I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is.

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Audrey had an angelic quality about her.

She didn't act like she was better than everyone, she just had a presence, an energy, a sort of light coming from within her that was overwhelming.

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Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.

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If you want to look your best, be creative, try some new ideas, and have fun doing it.

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Trying to conceal the fact that I was a gay, effeminate, hyperactive, adopted child with a serious lisp in southern Louisiana would have been like trying to hide Dolly Parton in a string bikini!

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Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.

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Makeup should be fun, not fascist.

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I understood early that beauty was power.

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I don't use 'always do this,' 'never say that' and I never give advice because I'm not the end-all, be-all authority.

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While traveling around the world, I've had the opportunity to work with every living beauty icon. I've learned to appreciate idiosyncrasy. The fact is, there is really no such thing as 'normal' - everybody's different, and that is the essence of their beauty.

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There are two types of people in the world: people who are passionate about things, and people who've had their passion punched, beaten, or whatever out of them.

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Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul.

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Yes, but everyone is beautiful to someone.

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Fights with my father were really quite brutal.

I would not live his vision. I would not become who he wanted me to be. Everything I did was criticized. I would spend three months drawing something and show him, and he would look up from his paper and just look back down. I got no approval from him for anything I did that was creative.

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I also have this incredible love for women.

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I was a regular little boy who also enjoyed things that girls did.

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I spent much of my life hiding.

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I was absolutely lost in love and life when I did my drawings. Time stood still.

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Kids threw rocks at me, told me I was ugly and left death threats in my locker.

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This reference to the Scots side of her ancestry is the first of two visual explorations into Tori Amos's diverse cultural past. As is the case for many of us, Tori's ancestry is a mix of races and religions, philosophies and professions, fortunes and foibles. What to some may seem like a family tree grown wild and untamed is actually a mighty oak that has weathered life's many storms and can still put out a rare and beautiful blossom like Tori.

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For me, beauty is synonymous with uniqueness .

. . perfection is mundane, boring, and emotionless. It is by celebrating the differences in others that we can begin to accept our own individuality.

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I made a crash landing here on Earth on February 14, 1962, in the Shreveport Catholic Charities Home for un-wed mothers. The infamous Bonnie and Clyde lost their lives just miles from where I was born. Like outlaws ourselves, my birth mother and I were on the run from the day she found out I was part of her.

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I never went wrong by being myself.

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Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.

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