These Are Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Makeup Products

The ever-beautiful Kim Kardashian has her own makeup line, an astounding number of Instagram followers, and manages to chase around three children all while looking lovely. The woman is enviable.

Some of her glam exterior is a product of good genes, of course, she has killer cheekbones! She and her sisters have all graced the covers of magazines due to their fame and beauty. But, some of it also comes from her stellar makeup choices, and a few tips and tricks she shares to have low-maintenance beauty at your fingertips.

Kim’s cosmetic line

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She wears a lot of cosmetics from her own makeup line, KKW Beauty. Kim first launched the line in 2017 with a simple crème contour and highlighting kit. Contouring her own face is one of her signature looks so it only makes sense the star would feature a kit to do the same in her own makeup line.

Now, several years later, KKW beauty features many contouring kits. But, Kim tells ENews that she certainly has a few favorite products.

“Even when I do a natural look,” she says, “I always contour. I love a good glow. I like to highlight on my cheekbone, down the center of my nose, on my cupid’s bow and under the brow bone. When I use the KKW Beauty Contour and Highlighter Kit, I switch between using the Medium and the Dark kits.”

The KKW Beauty Powder Contour Kit retails for $52.00 and can be purchased directly off the website.

She loves her own products

Kim donned her own line of cosmetics at the Met Gala to garner up interest for her unreleased line of lip products. She notes, “I always line my lips! If I don’t, I feel like my upper lip just totally disappears, lol. I normally stick with a nude lip.”

Her newest shades come out on May 10th and will likely sell out quickly as they have in the past. If you’re interested in grabbing a set, you’d better hurry. They can be picked up on KKW’s beauty website.

Kim’s 5-minute favorites

She uses her own color kits to contour her face and recommends using a brush to blend first before using a damp sponge to blend highlights in well. The girl knows her stuff, because she always looks flawless.

Based on these stunning before and after photos of what Kim looks like before her makeup routine, we definitely want what is in her makeup bag!

Glam and pricey

Of course, we don’t all have the pockets deep enough to afford the holiday beauty routine Kim shared with Vogue. After watching her apply more products than would fit in a standard bathroom vanity, we know we can’t have all of Kim’s favorite items in our own makeup bags. Her list of favorites retails at more than $600.

If we had to choose just a few we’d definitely pick up Kim’s favorite foundation. She recommends La Mer foundation which you can pick up at Sephora for a measly $120. It includes the promise of long wearability and an SPF 20 protection for your face.

She uses her own liquid concealer from KKW Beauty and we like it because it comes in so many shade combinations you’re bound to be able to find one to suit your skin tone.

Although she chooses to use a lot of products from her own line, whether she prefers them or it is just shameless self-promotion we are unsure, she still uses some tried and true products from other companies. She uses this shimmery blush from Nars Cosmetics that has just enough sheen to make her cheeks pop.

For more of Kim’s makeup tutorials and fab products you can follow her cosmetic line @KKWBeauty

The Only 5 Products You Need In Your Makeup Bag, According to Kim Kardashian West’s Makeup Artist

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When the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez, and Katy Perry need to serve up a picture-perfect, flawless face for a glossy editorial spread or a stroll down the red carpet, they call on makeup artist extraordinaire Mario Dedivanovic. Luckily for us mere mortals, Dedivanovic is all about sharing the wealth when it comes to tips and tricks of the trade. Just ask his Master Class devotees or the 6 million Insta groupies who study his contouring tutorials.

It’s no surprise the makeup master has a huge arsenal of products to choose from when painting a famous face, but he still counts on a handful of tried-and-true essentials. From high-end to affordable drugstore finds, here are the mainstay beauty staples he swears by. Consider these the only five items you’ll ever need in your makeup bag if you get shipwrecked on a deserted island with a crew of paparazzi.

1. Foundation

Dedivanovic’s pick: No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation (Buy It, $16, target.com)

This one’s a game-changer: skin care and makeup wrapped up in one affordable package. Dedivanovic adores this double-duty serum foundation packed with anti-aging ingredients like hibiscus and vitamins A and C to improve pigmentation (buh bye age spots and discoloration!).

The lightweight, flexible formula stays put all day without getting stuck in your creases while it improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plus firms, lifts, and brightens. Talk about multifunctional! And that’s not all. The formula also contains special optical blurrers that reflect light and leave your skin with a healthy, J.Lo-worthy glow. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s formulated with SPF 15 too? (Related: The $7 Product J.Lo’s Makeup Artist Uses to Create Her Head-to-Toe Glow)

Still not convinced? He especially loves this serum foundation because it works well for most skin types. And with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, it hydrates all day and keeps your skin as plump and supple as a cherub’s.

2. Cleanser

Dedivanovic’s pick: Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser (Buy It, $24, ulta.com)

“I love this versatile cleanser because it removes both dirt and makeup while still being gentle and non-drying on the face,” says Dedivanovic.

And beauty buyers agree. With around 3,000 5-star reviews on Ulta, this is definitely a fan favorite. One shopper gushes: “I remember the first time using this face wash. My skin was suffering from acne and I decided to try it out, and I mean INSTANTLY after the first wash my skin looked completely different. It was crazy. I’ve never had a face wash do that before. My skin looked glowy and clean and clear, and I was instantly hooked and still to this day I can’t live without it.” (P.S. KKW apparently also loves this $9 face cleanser.)

Not only does this cleanser deep clean pores and melt away dirt, oil, and makeup, it also hydrates and conditions with natural extracts.

3. Setting Powder

Dedivanovic’s pick: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Buy It, $39, sephora.com)

If setting powder isn’t a part of your makeup routine, you better get on board, stat. “Setting powder is essential to keeping your makeup lasting hours without creasing or moving,” according to Dedivanovic.

And this product is the gold standard. “I always carry the Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder in my kit. This powder is perfect for all skin types and comes in a few different shades to accommodate all skin tones.”

At $39, this setting powder is a bit pricy, but it’s worth the splurge. The lightweight formula absorbs oil, reduces shine, and blurs imperfections, creating a soft photo finish without looking cakey. “Not only does it set makeup for long hours but there is no flashback-making it perfect for any red carpet look,” he says.

Basically, it’s like Photoshop IRL. #NoFilterNeeded. Nuff said.

4. Lash Curler

Dedivanovic’s pick: Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler (Buy It, $30, sephora.com)

Looking to up your lash game? Forget falsies, you need an eyelash curler in your makeup bag. “I think a lot of people are neglecting to curl their eyelashes,” says Dedivanovic, “but it’s actually an important step to open your eyes and make them look brighter, especially if you have a bold look on the lid.” (Related: What I Learned from Trying Latisse to Boost Eyelash Growth)

Dedivanovic recommends the Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler. “It hugs the lashes right at the lash line and helps protect against breakage.” To achieve a seamless, natural curve and prevent those fake-looking hard angles, he suggests counting to five on each side. Voilà-perfectly symmetrical lashes for days.

5. Mascara

Dedivanovic’s pick: L’Oréal Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara (Buy It, $8, ulta.com)

Dedivanovic raves about how buildable the clump-resistant formula is. “You can go from an everyday to a bold look with just a few extra coats.” Plus, it’s fragrance-free and allergy-tested, so it’s safe for sensitive eyes. And the waterproof formula won’t budge if you get caught in the rain.

Dedivanovic’s pro tip: Before applying mascara, use a lash primer. This will help fight against flakes and smudges and can make the product easier to remove.

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Kardashian West also shared a few glimpses at her relatively laid-back birthday party, which involved a long dining table decked out in fun favors you could get at any party store, like napkins reading “Happy Birthday,” pointy paper hats, plastic glasses with phrases on the lenses, and two bouquets of peach balloons hovering over letters that spelled out “HAPPY KIM DAY.”

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And it really was “Kim Day” in more than one way. In addition to Kardashian West’s birthday, this weekend also marks KKW Beauty’s official arrival at Ulta, making it a bit ironic that she’d wear her sister’s makeup (also available at Ulta) instead of her own at this doubly significant time. She does make her own blush, after all.

But either way, getting a mini glam-squad session from your little sister makes for a pretty sweet birthday gift.

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Kim Kardashian West wants you to have the perfect summer body.

The reality TV star and entrepreneur has unveiled the latest cosmetics launch from her KKW Beauty brand, dubbed ‘The Body Collection.’

Read also: Five local makeup products for everyday use

Introducing the #KKWBEAUTY Body Collection. Our brand new Skin Perfecting Body Foundation works to blur imperfections and provides a flawless finish for any look. Available in 7 shades for $45. Launching on 06.21.19 at 12PM PST on KKWBEAUTY.COM

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The new series, which includes a ‘Skin Perfecting Body Make Up Foundation,’ a ‘Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer,’ a ‘Loose Shimmer Powder for Face and Body’ and a ‘Body Brush,’ launches on June 21. The foundation, which is available in seven shades, works to blur out the appearance of imperfections, while the shimmer, which comes in the shades Pearl, Gold and Bronze, promises an “effortless, beautiful glow.”

“I’ve been working on these formulas for over a year now and I’m so happy with how creamy and blendable they all are,” Kardashian disclosed via Instagram, where she counts 141 million followers. “You can layer the formulas together or use them individually to achieve how much coverage and shimmer you want. I can’t wait for you guys to try this collection!!”

Introducing the new #KKWBEAUTY Loose Shimmer Powder for Face & Body. This high sparkling powder has reflective pearls that blend seamlessly into the skin. Use alone for a luminous sheen or pair with the Body Foundation and Body Shimmer for an intensely radiant glow. Available in Pearl, Gold and Bronze shades for $27. Launching on Friday, 06.21.19 at 12PM PST at KKWBEAUTY.COM

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Body makeup is a natural progression for the hit KKW Beauty brand, which made its first foray into the concealer business last March, with a 16-shade collection. It is also the latest in a string of firsts for the label, which debuted a bridal-inspired collection last month in honor of its founder’s fifth wedding collection, and also launched its first classic red lipstick collection earlier this year.

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Every Single Beauty Product Kim Kardashian West Wore To The 2019 Emmys

One of Meghan Markle’s favorite skin care brands just got another high-profile celebrity endorsement. Kim Kardashian West’s 2019 Emmys beauty look featured her signature bronzy, smoky eye and nude, matte lip, courtesy of products from her KKW Beauty brand. For her skin, however, Kardashian West’s longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic prepped KKW’s skin with items from Japanese-inspired brand Tatcha, a brand the Duchess of Sussex previously raved about when discussing her own beauty routine with Allure in 2017.

Kardashian West, who served as a presenter alongside her little sister Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Emmys ceremony on Sept. 22, stunned in a not-so-basic LBD by designer Vivienne Westwood and stacked, statement accessories. According to the press materials, Dedivanovic wanted a monochromatic and matte look to match KKW’s classic dress and mega-long black mane.

To prep for makeup, Dedivanovic used all Tatcha products, according to the release. From using the brand’s Silk Canvas Primer for a base to setting KKW’s makeup with the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, Tatcha was the only brand used alongside Kardashian West’s own beauty brand.

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Luckily for us, all the products Dedivanovic used are currently available to buy. Here’s a breakdown of everything the makeup artist prepped KKW’s skin with, plus tips for how to use them.

1. Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer

Dedivanovic prepped, primed, and hydrated Kardashian West’s face by applying a dime-sized dollop of this primer to her forehead, chin, and cheeks.

2. Tatcha The Water Cream

The MUA followed with a layer of this moisturizer, which he smoothed over her face, neck, and décolletage. Since her dress boasted a sweetheart necklace, it made sense to keep these areas extra moisturized.

3. Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream

Dedivanovic applied a layer of this luxurious Tatcha cream underneath the eyes to ready the region for concealer.

4. KKW Beauty Liquid Concealer

With KKW’s face fully moisturized, the head of her glam team added concealer from her own brand.

5. KKW Beauty Crème Contour Sticks

Kardashian West loves a good contour, so she went with a sculpted angles at the Emmys. Dedivanovic mixed the Medium II and Dark I shades of her contour sticks to create definition along the cheekbones, forehead, and jawline. He then buffed the product into the skin in circular sweeps to avoid any pesky lines of demarcation.

6. KKW Beauty X Winnie Eyeshadow Palette

For Kardashian West’s bronze smoky eye, Dedivanovic blended shades from his client’s latest palette, a collaboration shadow set with model Winnie Harlow. Dedivanovic used Coco Bean and Kintsugi on her eyelids, and added Harlow to the inner corners so they popped.

7. KKW Beauty Matte Smoke Eyeliner

The MUA finished KKW’s eyes with a smudgy and smoky winged liner, which he created with this pencil from the recent Mattes Collection.

8. KKW Beauty Nude Liners

Defining and shaping Kardashian West’s signature nude lip required four products, including two lip liners. Dedivanovic combined the 1.5 and 2.0 shades from the Nude Lip Liners collection to create dimension on the lip.

9. KKW Beauty Matte Cocoa Lipstick

Kardashian West’s pucker was finished by mixing the ’90s Glam and ’90s Supermodel matte lipsticks from Mattes Collection for a custom color.

10. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Dedivanovic finished Kardsahian West’s look with this face setting mist from Tatcha, helping to seal the look.

11. Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers

KKW’s secret weapon for the evening was blotting paper. She used these oil-absorbing sheets by Tatcha for touchups, since attendees were dealing with Los Angeles’ makeup-melting heat.

August 27, 2018 – 12:33 BST Jessica B Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Patrick Ta has revealed how he creates her flawless dewy skin – and it includes a foundation that Meghan Markle also uses

No other celebrity has had as great an impact on beauty trends over the past ten years as Kim Kardashian West. So when we hear her makeup artist has revealed the steps he takes to achieve her flawless glowing skin, it’s safe to say that we sit up and pay attention. Patrick Ta is one of the most in-demand makeup gurus in Hollywood, and regularly works with the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and, of course, KKW. The mum-of-three recently re-posted a video on her app in which Patrick reveals his 11-step guide to the perfect face – and we were particularly interested to learn which foundation he uses on his A-list clients.

Patrick also works with the likes of Gigi Hadid and Chrissy Teigen

Patrick revealed his go-to is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, which he applies using a damp beautyblender. To get the look as natural as possible, he brings the product down into the neck to avoid a ‘floating face’ effect and also applies it over the eyelids. He also revealed he uses a Morphe G17 brush to lightly buff the product into the under-eye area.

READ MORE: Chanel is bringing out foundation for men, but would your husband wear it?

This foundation is on the pricier end of the market at £35 per bottle, but it’s described as a light to medium dewy coverage that can be built up as needed. It’s also a favourte of none other than Meghan Markle – her former makeup artist Lydia F. Sellers told Refinery29 that she used the product on the Duchess of Sussex, also with a beautyblender, “because it’s really easy to sheer out”.

READ MORE: Prince Harry repeatedly thanked Meghan’s makeup artist on their big day and this is why

Other products mentioned by Patrick in the video include Ren 3-in-1 cleansing water and Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Serum to smooth and plump the skin ready for the foundation to be applied, and two concealers – Kyrolan Camouflage Creme and Make Up For Ever Life Concealer – which he applies under the eyes and in the middle of the forehead, nose, chin and cupid’s bow for some subtle highlighting and sculpting.

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WATCH: In-depth: Kim Kardashian West

After endless teasing on Instagram, last week Kim Kardashian West dropped new KKW Beauty body foundation, shimmers, and shimmer powders. Since Rihanna brought body shimmer back from the grave last year, it’s been having somewhat of a renaissance, along with body makeup.

Kim’s never one to sit out on a trend (or moneymaking opportunity), but this launch also had a strong personal motivation behind it. Kardashian West has long been open about her struggles with psoriasis, and that’s in part why she wanted to create her own version of body foundation.

In an Instagram post announcing the launch, she discussed how she’s relied on body makeup for years, but has never been able to find the perfect formula. “I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis,” she said. “I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade. I’ve learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup.” In another post she showcased the makeup by covering her grandmother MJ’s veins.

But this is a Kardashian we’re talking about, and as swiftly as the intrigue came for her new products, so too did controversy. There’s been backlash on social media from both fans and other celebrities (most notably Jameela Jamil) who have accused Kardasian West of promoting unrealistic beauty standards by promoting a product that covers “imperfections.” As Jamil wrote on Twitter (and has since issued an apology about): “Hard pass. God damn the work to take it all off before bed so it doesn’t destroy your sheets… I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema. Taking off my mascara is enough of a pain in the arse. Save money and time and give yourself a damn break.”

Others, however, pointed out that body foundation is nothing new. It’s long been a red carpet and on-camera staple. Even for so-called everyday people, there’s clearly a demand for it. (For example, Sally Hansen sells a million cans of its Airbrush Legs a year—the stuff is crazy popular.) Yes, legs are perfectly fine with bumps, bruises, veins, and discoloration, but if you want to cover it up, that’s 100 percent your choice.

Jamil also had a point though. No one wants to take an extra 10 minutes to slather on body makeup, only to have it drip off your legs in the sun or destroy a brand-new skirt. So we tasked three Glamour staffers to put it to the test during a hellishly muggy week in New York City. Read on to see how it held up—and if it’s really worth the $45.

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Left leg bare; KKW Body Foundation in Light on the right

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Every move Kim Kardashian West makes the internet has something to say. The latest uproar came courtesy of the beauty mogul/mum/soon-to-be lawyer’s KKW Beauty body collection. Her new range features three products — skin perfecting body foundation, skin perfecting body shimmer and loose shimmer powder — that can be used individually or together depending on the coverage and ‘look’ you’re after.

The collection isn’t available to buy just yet — the release date is June 21 — but within moments of the announcement she was receiving backlash.

Related: Kim Kardashian releases body makeup and the internet isn’t too happy

“Do women really need another area to focus on?” Probably not.

“Can’t we just be happy with our imperfections and accepting of our flaws?” Yes!

I completely agreed, with these points in particular, and I still do.

But I’ve never had psoriasis. And Kim’s struggle with psoriasis is credited as one of the reasons for her new range.

We’ve been kept up-to-date with her psoriasis battle thanks to years of Keeping Up With the Kardashians storylines dedicated to it, and her social media. She has tried everything money, and her influence, can buy. Heavy metal detox smoothies, late-night light therapy sessions and herbal ointments — the lot — but to no avail.

So, Kim created a product to cover her psoriasis marks.

“I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis. I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade,” she wrote in an Instagram post plugging her yet-to-be released range.

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“I’ve learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup.”

Fair enough, right?!

Well, no — the internet had other thoughts. Some accused the range of capitalising on people’s self doubt, while others criticised the mother-of-four for normalising body makeup.

But with the comments from detractors also came an outpouring of praise from people who also suffer from skin conditions like Kim, and suddenly things were put into perspective.

According to skin expert and founder of MooGoo, Craig Jones, psoriasis is an auto-immune condition that can be triggered by stress, among other things, and manifests on the skin in red and white flaky patches. Psoriasis is different to skin conditions like eczema where topical products are triggers, so anything that can disguise the flaky patches temporarily, without irritation, is a godsend for sufferers — in Australia, that’s 1.8 million people.

Related: Kim Kardashian’s psoriasis battle continues

Kim found a temporary fix for a problem that has been plaguing her for some time (and will continue to until a cure for the condition is found) and she’s now selling her beauty hack to the world. Sure, she’ll make (even more) millions but good on her, I say.

When the products drop tomorrow, we’re certain the conversation will spike again. But for now, a beauty product offering to help those self-conscious of their scars with a temporary cover-up? There are worse things a Kardashian could promote.

Let’s all chill on the hate.

Kourtney Kardashian Shows Us What’s Inside Her Make-Up Bag: Exclusive

If you managed to catch up with our oh-so-wonderful look into Khloe Kardashian’s makeup bag a couple of weeks ago, you may well be under the impression that when it comes to these sisters, we’re properly obsessed! So, when we got the chance to delve into the depths of Kourtney’s make-up bag we simply couldn’t resist…

Starring in the limelight- in endless paparazzi shots and on the TV- requires serious amounts of beauty knowledge as well as a wealth of amazing products, so we reckon big sister Kourtney knows a thing or two about all things glamorous. Read on and learn ladies…****

Kourtney’s make-up bag

Kardashian Beauty Honey Sticks Lip Gloss in Natural Honey, £8.95: This is my personal favourite in the collection

Kardashian Beauty Perfect Bronzer Cabana Bronze, £13.50: This is my go-to product. It is an ‘instant wake up the face’ beauty product. It’s a natural glow is seconds – not glittery at all – I use it every day and even Scott borrows it!

Kardashian Beauty High Eye-Q Gel Eye Liner, £9.95: I use this to create that classic Kardashian smoky eye. I love it on the waterline and as a liner and it doesn’t smudge once it has set.

Organic Coconut Oil, £8.05: I love Organic Coconut Oil, I use it on my skin, my hair it’s an amazing multi use product.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, £25: I use this as lip balm. I love the smell and the texture.

Johnson + Johnson Baby Lotion**, £2.85:** I have always used this on my skin. The scent is comforting and clean. I moisturize my body morning and night and buy it in bulk!

Vitamin** E Oil, £7.65 for 74ml:** I love putting this on my eyelashes and around my eyes. I have done this since high school!

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Kourtney Kardashian talks breakouts, bronzer and skincare secrets

heat caught up with the selfie loving, make up obsessed, all-round glam queen to chat all things gorgeous…

How Kourtney beats breakouts

What’s your best skincare tip?

Sleep on a satin pillowcase, I’ve done it for 20 years – and try to sleep on your back. I know it’s difficult! Plus never sleep in your make up. I never do unless I’m on a plane and I know there will be paps at the airport! I don’t do facials – they make me break out and so does using lots of products. I don’t use much moisturiser but I do use sunscreen everyday!

What’s your biggest skin challenge?

Definitely breakouts. Like today, I know I have a breakout, it’s because of the travelling.

Kourtney on travelling the world

You travel a lot – what are your travelling tips?

Force water down your throat! Take a silk travel pillow and try to rest as much as possible. I also always keep my travel bag packed – face wipes, hand sanitiser, phone charger and Manuka lip plumper.

And when you’re on the go and have 5 minutes to get ready – what’s your routine?

I would skip eyes and lips and just curl my lashes to look alive and decent and then do some contouring with bronzer, I prefer to focus on skin.

What’s the difference between your UK and your US fans?

The UK fans are friendlier and more polite! They’re really sweet.

And not every Kardashian beauty moment is perfect…

Have you ever had a beauty disaster?

Yes! I can have too much going on if I do a lip and an eye and I think we all went through that too much highlighter phase!

Who is your red carpet icon?

Everybody looks bad on the red carpet! The lighting is awful and you can take much better selfies! But my beauty icon is Audrey Hepburn.

What’s your current fave beauty product?

I like the Manuka Doctor Gold Dust Firming Serum, I like the shimmer it gives, I like it under makeup for a little glow and I love Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer and Highlighter.

(Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian Picture: Richard Shotwell, AP)

The Kardashian/Jenner clan are always in the news, whether it’s Kim Kardashian West showing off too much flesh, or Kylie Jenner launching yet another makeup product. This week sister Khloé Kardashian is having her moment in the media limelight.

First, she was dragged for her Instagram post detailing how her romance with now ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson started, and now South Africans have found a reason to point and laugh at the reality star.

Although, I doubt she’s effected by it at all since it’s more of an inside joke that only South Africans will get.

Khloé proudly showed off a set of travel bags gifted to her by sister Kourtney Kardashian, who launched her own brand called “Poosh,” and sent her sisters a set of travel bags with their initials embossed on the sides of the bags.

Khloe Kardashian’s insta story. (Picture: Instagram)

Now this is where it becomes rather unfortunate for Khloé, whose full name is Khloé Alexandra Kardashian and her initials are “K.A.K”.

So you can well imagine that when South Africans spotted the “KAK” bags they were in stitches and took to social media to express their thoughts on these bags.

Smoothing the leftover product from her sponge onto the lips, her flawless blank canvas is complete. “If I do makeup, I see my skin or lip color come through till the end,” Kardashian West says. “I need a neutral palette.” Letting a triangular veil of translucent powder set under each eye to impart extra wattage, she admires her reflection. “I love how baking looks,” she explains. “I swear I could just go out like this!” But instead, she moves on to contouring, gliding a creamy stick along the cheekbones, jawline, bridge of her nose, temples, and lips to further sharpen her striking features.

“My dad got me and Kourtney makeup lessons when were 14,” she explains as she works. “He was like, ‘If my girls are going to start to wear makeup, I don’t want you guys to look like clowns!’ ” Moving on to her gilded smoky eyes, the pièce de résistance of her festive vision, she whips out her Glam Bible Palette. “Any time you see a little hole like this, you know North was here,” she explains, pointing to the indentation in one of the shades with a smile. “She loves eyeshadow, blush, highlighter. Stuff that’s powdery, that she can get into it with a brush and ruin it. She has such a heavy hand.”

After brushing a neutral gray shadow all over the lids, she then smudges it into the waterlines. “My under-eyes always smoked because I think I look really naked without it,” she says. To add a little “glitz,” she then presses Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Bronze Bell into the eye, before blending it out and layering a metallic silver shade in Fatale on top. And bringing her gaze home, she curls her naturally full lashes (“No extensions here, people!” she jokes) using Surratt Beauty’s Relevée Lash Curler and wiggles a few coats of Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes Mascara.

After her baking powder is faded, she adds a final layer of brightening powder. “This is the key to my Armenian dark-under-eye-circle success,” she admits. “I couldn’t live without it.” For a fuller mouth, she lines her lips with a dark pencil (“I love ’90s glam!” she says), diffusing the cupid’s bow for an even plumper effect, then smooths on two complementary shades of Nude Crème Lipstick before adding a dot of lip gloss. After a few quick swirls of her all-time favorite rouge, NARS’s cult Orgasm Blush, she takes out her Kylie Cosmetics Kris Face Palette and strobes the high planes of her face with its iridescent highlighter powders. “It says, ‘You’re doing amazing, sweetie,’ of course!” she giggles.

Taking a final look in the mirror, Kardashian West is impressed with her skills—and not afraid to show it. “I really surprised myself,” she admits as she deftly surveys her handiwork. “I’m not a makeup artist and never claimed to be—but after today, I might change that title.”

Directed by Lucas Flores Piran
Senior Visual Producer: Erina Digby
Post Producer: Marina Weisburg
Visual Editor: Gal Amit

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