Friday, November 23, 2007

Marisa Coughlin | Au Courant

Here are some beautiful images of the Lovely
Marisa Coughlin on the 'Hot in Hollywood' Red Carpet.

Sun Kissed Glow by Au Courant

The event 'Hot in Hollywood' is a celebrity driven AIDS Benefit.
Jaime Pressly hosted an all-star cast of HOT Hollywood actors in an evening featuring music, dance, laughs and a heartfelt outpouring of care and concern for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Among the beautiful faces were representatives - from Side Order of Life, Ugly Betty, and Hero's to Grey's Anatomy and My Name Is Earl.

Wanted to be there, but couldn't make it, or just want to give more? You can always make a donation at Please specify that you are giving on Behalf of HOT IN HOLLYWOOD in the notes section.

Our sinceret thanks to Marisa Coughlin, Sara Mays,
Stacey Owens and Shane Horrell.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Au Courant as used on Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty Season 2

Make-up by Julie Socash.

Au Courant is once again gracing the small screen thanks to make-up artist Julie Socash whose beautiful work can be seen every Thursday night on ABC.

Au Courant as used on Side Order of Life

Shane was on the set of Side Order of Life tanning Marisa Coughlan.
Marissa has had a recurring role on the television series Boston Legal and now stars as Jenny McIntyre in Lifetime Television original series Side Order of Life.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Christina Aguilera quite Au Courant

Sunday Magazine 2007
Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)
Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne)

"The all-time favorite self tanning product
in the Aguilera camp is Au Courant"

US Magazine

"She's a fan of the Au Courant Sunless line."

Our sincerest thanks to Chrisitina Aguilera and
Celebrity Make-Up Artisit Stephen Sollitto.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Au Courant & Rebecca Minkoff

Au Courant was as a co-sponsor of designer Rebecca Minkoff newest handbag collection launch .

Based out of New York, designer Rebecca Minkoff launched her latest collection, Holiday 2007. Though she may be still considered a newbie in the world of handbags, Minkoff exudes star qualities. Her first line was introduced in spring 2004 and has since expanded to include 13 pieces.

The designer's fan base is made up of Hollywood divas including the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Nichole Ritchie, Cameron Diaz, and Kristen Cavalleri. And with more and more of these Minkoff sightings, it's no wonder why she is considered one of New York's most sought after up-and-coming designers. Her star continues to rise due to the impeccable design and craftsmanship of her bags.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yao Ming meets Au Courant

On our way to the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) Tradeshow ; we ran into Yao Ming from the Houston Rockets.

Yao barely fits in the picture!

Yao Ming & Crystal Horrell of Au Courant

Monday, September 10, 2007

Some familiar faces...

Thought I'd share these beautiful women :
Gail O'Grady & Jeri Ryan

Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sam Fine

Celebrity Make-up Artist Sam Fine & Shane Horrell

Another brilliant make-up artist and author is Sam Fine. He is noted especially for beautifying African-American women. Sam has developed some great tips & techniques for successful results on women of color. He has been called upon to work his magic on supermodels Iman, Naomi Campbell, Veronica Webb, and Tyra Banks, and superstars Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, Brandy, and Mary J. Blige.

We highly recommend his wonderful book Fine Beauty.

It's all in the Family: My son Shane Horrell is Au Courant's NEXT Generation in-house professional make-up artist. Shane works as a commercial make-up artist in film, commercials, video production and print. He has quite a passion for artistry.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Welcome to the official blog

Remembering Kevyn Aucoin & Way Bandy:

Since this blog is long over due, it only seems fitting to reminisce and pay homage to influences from the past. If you don’t know who Kevyn Aucoin was, He was a legendary makeup genius. He commanded 10,000 dollars a day for his makeup artistry. He will be remembered for making some of the world’s most celebrated women even more visually stunning. He was the author of many best-selling books. These are the ultimate beauty books, The Art of Makeup, Making Faces,and Face Forward.

I was shocked in disbelief to learn that Kevin had passed away on May 7th, 2002. He was not only a unique genius, but he had an uncanny ability to bring out the inner beauty of all whose lives he touched.

He was a consummate professional whose idea of glamour was not about pretentiousness and arrogance but one of inner beauty.He was simply amazing. Kevyn had it all, yet was humble and sweet.

Au Courant Sunless Tanning as used by Kevyn Aucoin on gal pal Elizabeth Hurley ::: Harpers Bazaar March 1999 :::

We shared two unique qualities,The love of makeup, and an admiration for Way Bandy.

“From Making Faces : I dedicate this book to my mentor; the late Way Bandy, whose innovative and breathtaking makeup artistry motivated me to pack up my brushes and move to New York City to pursue my dreams.”

Who was Way Bandy?

Way Bandy was known as a celebrity makeup artist who clients read like a Studio 54's VIP list. He often worked with photographer Francesco Scavullo creating New York's 70's glamour for Vogue,Cosmopolitan and many other high fashion projects.
His best selling books
Designing Your Face & Styling Your Face are a great source of information to this day.

Bandy shows men and women how to create their own cosmetics mix in fool proof fashion. He mixes and applies makeup much like a painter paints, offering a simple solution and creating a variety of looks. Makeup artists today still refer to Bandy as a great source of inspiration.

Way Bandy, a native of the American South, had been an artist all his life,
specializing in the portraits of women. After college and a few years spent as a teacher of American and English literature, he moved to New York City. In 1967 to pursue a career in art. Sidetracked into the field of cosmetics by Necessity, Way worked as Salon and Makeup Director for Lanvin-Charles of the Ritz from 1969 to 1971.

In 1972 Way began his career as a freelance face designer for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, where his work appeared
regularly, and for international celebrities. Way also designed for cosmetic advertising, television commercials, film and theater.

He was one of the fashion world’s best-known and highest-paid makeup artists and a best-selling author, died at the age of 45. His death was reported in an August 15, 1986

Kevyn had just landed a magazine cover with Madonna on it. I knew he was going to take Way
Bandys place just from the genius artistry on the cover. He came in to Canal Jeans and purchased some brushes from me. (I was an independent franchise within Canal Jeans.)

I remember saying “ I know you”! I remember him just laughing. He was so cute.

Canal Jeans is a NYC icon originally founded in the early 70’s.

It’s legacy as a trendsetting-shopping destination, which is eclectic, affordable and fun.
Self-magazine August 1987 did a write up on my War Paint colored mascaras:

In Memoriam of Estee Lauder:

(July 1, 1908 - April 24, 2004)

I was very fortunate to meet this great woman. I had the good fortune of doing makeup in her personal office on 59th & 5th overlooking Central Park. Perscriptives was just launching and the production was for the in-store video.

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