Kim Kardashian, pre Kanye West, was once famous for her super nude glossy lips, perfectly highlighted under eyes, and sculpted bronzy pink face!
I’ve been obsessed with her face and makeup alike for the longest time & wanted to re-create this look for an everyday wear using the products loved by Kimmy herself!
MOTD (Products in bold are used by Kim) :
- Makeup Forever HD Foundation
- NARS Concealer in Custard
- Ben Nye Banana Powder
- Sleek’s Face Form Kit
- NARS Albatross Highlight
- GOSH Brow Gel
- Lancome Hypnose Mascara
- Ardel Demi Wispies
- Stila Eyeliner
- NARS Lipgloss in Turkish Delight
Please note, I’m not half as good as her makeup artist and my look wasn’t as intense as hers, i disliked the white underliner so i decided not to wear it!
So I did a lot of internet stalking on Kim’s amazing makeup artist Mario and put together his top tips on how he applies makeup on her;
Dont underestimate the tips of your fingers, they’re the best tool to blend in creamy concealers for that extra highlighted look!
Apply an emollient moisturiser first so that foundation and powder so that once you set your face, it doesn’t look cakey! (My holy grail Keihl’s Ultra facial moisturiser - post already in the skincare section - is also what Mario uses on Kim)
Choosing a slightly darker foundation is great for the complexion as the look comes together once the under eyes are highlighted well!
The Beauty Blender blends product seamlessly with the skin, you can use this to blend foundation, apply concealer and also set your face with powder with it too as its multipurpose!
Don’t just apply concealer under the eyes, extend it across from the nose to the end of your brows! this creates the Kim K highlighted look
Set the concealer by pressing loose powder to ensure the concealer doesn’t move! Ben Nye leaves a matte luminous finish!
Blend, blend and blend! Start at the top of the ear and go down just underneath the cheekbone. Create depth by powdering this on the temples and down to the jaw bone!
Kim always has the centre of her face highlighted which allows flash photography to concentrate on the centre of her face! Also highlight the centre of the nose, your cupids bow for plump looking lips and high points of the cheekbones
Line the eyes with kohl pencil, smudge and then go over with liquid liner, it creates a softer look!
Smudging the eyeshadow along the bottom lash line also amplifies bigger looking eyes! (handy tips for us girls with small eyes yay)
Go heavy with the lashes but make sure they don’t look too artificial, using zig zag motions when applying mascara adds a fluttery effect!
Kim uses mostly golds, bronze, browns and beige eyeshadows for smokey looks!
Using the brush from Benefit’s Hoola bronzer, or NARS ITA brush creates a sculpted look when applying a reddish, brown matte bronzer!
Avoid shimmery bronzers or they will make the cheeks appear oily!
Mario loves using nude to milky pinks on Kim, her favourite and most used is NARS Tukish Delight which I am currently wearing! its the most Barbie pink looking lips! Whilst mattes compliment shimmery smokey eyes, gloss adds volume to the lips!