Frida Kahlo's cosmetics to go on show as part of US exhibition

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Frida Kahlo's makeup will form part of an upcoming US exhibition about her life, her beauty routine and her identity.

The seminal Mexican artist is the subject of "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" -- the largest US exhibition devoted to her life and work in 10 years. Hosted by the Brooklyn Museum, the show -- which is sponsored by the cosmetics giant Revlon -- will feature several of her personal possessions, including clothing, jewelry and Revlon cosmetics, in addition to paintings, drawings, photographs and related historical film.

Cosmetics belonging to the iconic creative that will form part of the show include a Revlon lipstick called ‘Everything's Rosy', a Revlon brow pencil in ‘Ebony', Revlon nail polishes in ‘Frosted Pink Lightning' and ‘Frosted Snow Pink' and a Revlon blush in ‘Crimson'. The products were presumably used by the artist to create her distinct beauty look, of which she once remarked: "Of my face, I like the eyebrows and the eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. I have a mustache and the face of the opposite sex."

"Frida Kahlo has made an indelible impact on art and culture by fearlessly expressing herself through bold, uncompromising art," said Revlon CEO Debra Perelman. "She epitomizes Revlon's Live Boldly platform, which champions self-expression and confident, independent women."

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving' will run from February 8 through May 12.

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