Face Forward

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Face Foward by Kevyn Aucoin.jpg
Author Kevyn Aucoin
Cover artist Kevyn Aucoin
Country United States
Language English
Subject cosmetics
Publisher Little, Brown
Publication date
October 4, 2000
Pages 176
OCLC 0316286443
Preceded by Making Faces (1999)

Face Forward is a cosmetics book written by Kevyn Aucoin. It was a New York Times bestseller.[1]

Aucoin's portrait subjects include Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, Martha Stewart, Tori Amos and Aucoin's own mother. Little, Brown reported a 275,000-copy first printing (compared to 164,000 for his last book, Making Faces), and the publishing company had already ordered three more press runs by the end of the month, for a total of 425,000 copies.[2]


A 12-page excerpt from the book ran in the October 2000 issue of InStyle magazine.[2] The magazine also hosted a release party in September 2000.[2] Oprah devoted a full episode to the book on October 6, of that year and Aucoin appeared on the Today Show on both October 10 and 11.[2]


  1. ^ "New Titles This Week". The New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Donahue, Dick (October 16, 2000), "behind the bestsellers". Publishers Weekly. 247 (42):24