Famed Hollywood makeup legend Kevyn Aucoin found his passion in using makeup to transform and enhance beauty. What many people do not know was that Aucoin suffered from a rare pituitary disorder called acromegaly. In continuing his legacy of helping patients cope with the often tremendous psychosocial challenges of pituitary and other diseases, Novartis, together with Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, is launching The Highlights Project. This initiative is designed help instill confidence in patients through the art of makeup. Furthermore, to help raise awareness of Cushing’s disease and acromegaly, The Highlights Project will launch on February 28, 2014 in recognition of Rare Disease Day.
At the heart of The Highlights Project is a series of makeup tutorials featuring professional makeup artists that walk through easy-to-apply techniques. These videos are designed to help patients “highlight” their best features and minimize the challenging physical manifestations.
To view the makeup tutorials, along with educational materials please visit: www.HighlightsProject.Tumblr.com.