"Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story" Premieres Today

"Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story" Premieres Today

The legendary makeup artist is beautifully reimagined in the film.

The legendary makeup artist is beautifully reimagined in the film.

Text: Gretty Garcia

Those who contour, idolize model legends such as Chrissy Turlington, or get excited by technicolor eye shadows and palettes have none other than Kevyn Aucoin to thank. The makeup artist was the culprit behind beauty trends that we are still witnessing contemporaneously. Aucoin revolutionized the once iconic "skinny brow" trend and served as makeup artist and friend to celebrity powerhouses that we still refer to by first names (i.e. Cher and Whitney).

The documentary, titled "Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story," will feature the makeup artist in a mix of public and more intimate light, as it is said to reveal more personal footage never before seen. Some of the footage, therefore, naturally touches on Aucoin's death at the age of 40 in 2002 on account of his battle with a rare pituitary adenoma, its innate complications, and an addition to the medications meant to treat the ailment.

Viewers will not only get a sneak peek into the loss felt by those around him after his death, but, also, the beauty that this renowned makeup artist imprinted on the world. Take a look at the trailer for the film, which premieres today.

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