Kevyn Aucoin was an American make-up artist, photographer and author. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, with his adoptive parents. Shortly after moving to New York he was discovered by Vogue where he worked closely with photographer Steven Meisel. His Vogue cover shoot with supermodel Cindy Crawford in 1986 took his career to a new direction and he eventually became one of the best-paid celebrity make-up artists in history. His motto was that it was far more important to help a woman feel beautiful no matter what, and that make-up was simply his tool for helping her discover herself.