Image: Kevyn Aucoin
It should be no surprise that Kevyn Aucoin was one of my inspirations when I first started my career with makeup. His books were always a great resource for step by step guides to enhancing someone’s inner beauty. He was a genius at making everyone look and feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. So, it was no wonder he was the chosen makeup artist for such stars as Julia Roberts.
Although Mr. Aucoin is no longer with us, we are lucky enough to still have the makeup line he personally created to keep us looking gorgeous. The newest addition to his cosmetics company is the Rouge Hommage lipstick line that is a recreation of the Ultima Nakeds products he launched in the early 90’s.
There are 8 perfect shades of nude lipstick. I had to hold myself back from buying every single shade. (It was actually hard for me not to buy his entire line, but more reviews on that later.) It is an incredibly hydrating formula that is infused with aloe, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid. My favorite colors are Gently (a neutral pink shimmer), Heartbreaker (a copper pink shimmer), and Goldeneye (a light beige shimmer).
I am sure the Mr. Aucoin would be thrilled with this collection. Every single color is a soft, shimmery, sexy nude that will make any woman feel like a celebrity.