I had the privilege of hanging out with Marianne Gottas, National Trainer and Makeup Artist of 10 years for Kevyn Aucoin, on Friday while she was in town for an event at Jeffre Scott. She has been in the business for 18 years. However, there is no other beauty line she'd rather work for. She says,

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty incites my passion like no other line. It is an absolute honor for me to represent and carry on Kevyn's legacy.

I cannot begin to express my excitement over the tips and tricks I learned from Marianne. And I have to share them with you!

For those of you who own Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer, wait until you find out all the ways this product can be used! This particular product is one of KA's best sellers. However, I thought of it only as a concealer. One of which I had a hard time using due to the weight of it. Marianne shared with me that this product can be used all over your face. Starting with your eyes — apply as an eye base to help eye shadow adhere to your lids for all day wear. Mix a fingertip amount of the Sensual Skin Enhancer with KA's Primed Skin Developer for a beautiful tinted moisturizer look and feel. If you want more coverage, apply a heavier amount mixed with the primer and use as a foundation. Then smear just a titch of the product on your hand and use a brush to apply to the corners of your eyes as concealer.

I bought the Cream Foundation this past summer and I never used it. I wasn't sure how to get the best application. Marianne, again, recommended mixing it with the primer to add moisture, sheer coverage and a beautiful velvety finish. Brilliant!

Kevyn Aucoin also has a remarkable lip balm — Sensual Lip Balm. Its uses go beyond your typical lip balm, though. It's a primer, moisturizer and in a pinch, a great under eye or face hydrator. It's infused with Japanese Rice Bran which stimulates blood flow. With continued use for a week, moisture will be increased by 90%.

Thank you, Marianne, for your expertise. You breathed new life into my already awesome (and now more awesome) Kevyn Aucoin products!!

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