Making Faces…

I was lucky enough to get to spend my early 20’s in NYC.

It was the mid 90’s and Grunge was all the rage,  Johnny Depp was dating Kate Moss, everybody wanted to get their hands on Vamp lipstick and nail polish by Chanel and a new sitcom about 6 friends who hang out in a coffee shop near Central Park was MUST SEE TV for real.

Around this time a young make up artist named Kevyn Aucoin was responsible for beautifying just about every famous face there was, from Cher to Tori Amos, from Winona Ryder to Jessica Lange. You were someone if he did your make up.

Unfortunately he died way too soon but left behind a legacy of ‘how to’ books (The Art of MakeUp, Making Faces and Face Forward) and a cosmetic line that is to be as celebrated as his artistry.

Today I’m singing the praises of 2 of his face products that have me feeling a lot prettier than I really am. I’ll introduce them in the order I use them.

#1.  The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm is essentially a sheer coverage, oil free, SPF 20 product, that helps to moisturize and nourish your skin all the while leaving you zit free and gorgeous. (I use shade SB03)

#2. The Celestial Bronzing Veil is what I call ‘Crack’ for my skin tone. This isn’t just a bronzer! When I use this I honestly look like I’ve been at the beach all day and have been tanned to perfection. It uses 3 different shades to give you that beautifully bronzed glow. I bought 2 immediately because I cannot find them where I live. There are 2 versions of it, one called Tropical Days, the other Tropical Nights. I opted for the Days since it was warmer in tone, the Nights is slightly cooler and a little too dark for my liking.

The links I’ve included above take you to the Kevyn Aucoin website directly and from there you can access the shopping link since it will vary for each country.

I know you will all love today’s recommended products because they really are as good as I claim.

Glow on and make Gorgeous Faces…

xo Elisa

sensual balm

tropical days


  1. Sounds great. How you been using them for a while? I have dry skin , will it still be ok for me?

    • It’s oil free but very moisturizing! I still use my moisturizer and primer before applying the balm! It’s not a heavy foundation at all, you need very little!

  2. love the blog. love the blog. love the blog.
    what else can I say

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