Monday, March 24, 2014


OMG I've been DREAMING of this for so long, and now it actually exists! I've always admired Kevyn Aucoin's philosophy, life, and work, and I knew about his struggle with acromegaly.  Now his company is partnering with Novartis to help women with Acromegaly (and Cushings) to feel better about their appearance, which I know first hand is a big part of dealing with this disease.


The Highlights Project provides tools to those living with Cushing’s disease and acromegaly to help them redefine beauty and change their perspective about the way they look.

Those living with acromegaly often experience physical symptoms that change their outward appearance. Some of the most common symptoms include: enlarged facial features like the forehead and jaw, enlarged hands and feet, coarse skin and excessive sweating. These symptoms can make those with the condition self-conscious. However, there are several ways you can use the art of makeup to help you take back control of your appearance and feel beautiful!  Watch this video to see how Shannon, an acromegaly patient, learns to use some everyday makeup tips to boost her confidence! Afterwards, try these tips out yourself and you will be well on your way to looking and feeling your best!"