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Kevyn Aucoin quotes

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Beauty has a lot to do with character.

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.

That's why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.

Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.

Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul.

I'd rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road.

Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.

Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.

There are two types of people in the world: people who are passionate about things, and people who've had their passion punched, beaten, or whatever out of them.

I spent much of my life hiding.

I'm very passionate about what I do.

Yes, but everyone is beautiful to someone.

Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.

Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.

I also have this incredible love for women.

I don't use 'always do this,' 'never say that' and I never give advice because I'm not the end-all, be-all authority.

I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety.

It's our hearts and brains that we should exercise more often. You can put on all the makeup you want, but it won't make your soul pretty.

The faces I see in the modeling industry can get dull.