Beloved Whitney Houston Dies at 48 – Photo of Whitney with Makeup by Kevyn Aucoin

This is very sad news.  I was blessed by this beautiful woman’s music.  Whitney’s songs had soul and power from within.  She will be missed, in fact I miss her already.  The Associated Press has confirmed her death.

It seemed only fitting that the first photos I post of her are those from her glory days and where her makeup is also done by someone gone too soon, her good friend, the late and great makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin.

I took these photos from my own book, Kevyn’s concise biography full of photographs, A Beautiful Life where they show photos of him doing makeup for some of the greatest women from the last century.  These two people have inspired me greatly.  Just needed to share the sad news with you guys.  What song sung by Whitney did you love growing up?  I liked a version of her singing Yes, Jesus Loves Me which she sang to the people of Brazil in the mid-90s, she wasn’t her most glamorous there, she was very sweaty from performing, perhaps the humidity was too much for her in that video, but I love how she shows how dear the song is to her. BUT THE SONG THAT TRULY IMPACTED ME was her song sung with Mariah Carey for the movie Prince of Egypt, the song When You Believe.

It was a song that always gave me hope in my darkest moments and still gives me hope today.  I miss you, Whitney, a lot of us grew up with your beautiful voice singing some of the most unforgettable songs in our lives.

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