Spent a few hours ago watching Netflix, where I found a documentary about one of my guilty pleasures. When I'm not working, filming, editing or caring for children I spend my spare time watching male makeup artists. Not sure what is so fascinating, although I don't wear much myself; the artistry, the personality it's all one big package deal I enjoy. I spend hours watching live videos some nights staying up really late.
While flipping though Netflix, I found Kevyn Aucoin:
Beauty & the Beast in Me. I remember seeing Kevyn in my adolescence and teens and watching his artistry and outgoing personality. The documentary was amazing; open, honest and insightful from others perspectives since he passed in 2012.
The documentary goes into detail about his issues being adopted, his sexuality and the acceptance he got from his family and those he worked with in the beauty industry. It was amazing to see how he bloomed and shot to success in the field.
It was also heart-breaking at times; hearing his birth mom speak about how if he was raised by her he wouldn't be gay because she would "whip him,"watching his health crumble and mental demons overtake him.
I never talk publicly about celebrities, tweet @ anyone for followers or fame, but was happy to see some mention of this Netflix movie. Even if you aren't into celebrities or makeup I recommend this film for the message of acceptance and being a self starter. Kevyn was ambitious, smart, motivated, took huge risks and although he passed early due to chronic pain and medication addiction I find so much I still look up to and wish I had a lot of Kevyns trait's.