Kim Kardashian is definitely the international “IT” girl of our modern days. Everyone wants to get that “Kimmy” overall look and makeup.
Wash your face with a drying medical soap to kill the shine, apply moisturizer, then applies a good makeup primer. Kimmy’s choice is Intuit Beauty Photo Shoot makeup primer.
To conceal imperfections, use a stick concealer such as Kimmy’s Cle De Peau Concealer Stick in Ocre or MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NW25 Mac Studio Finish is just perfect.
After you put the concealer on, apply liquid foundation exactly matching the color of your skin taking your summer tan into consideration. Kimmy’s choice is Make Up For Ever Liquid Foundation – she mixes one pump of No. 5 and two pumps of No. 4 (she uses No. 3 during the winter months, when she’s paler).
To hide your dark circles, after the foundation, put on a little more concealer just under your eyes. Kim prefers MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in NW30.
Now in order to kill the shine and fix your foundation to your skin, use a good cocktail colored loose powder and then highlight your tan with a medium shimmer bronzer. Kimmy loves MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC 30 & then to tan it up her choice is MAC Select/Sheer Powder in NW 45.
Kimmy usually uses three shades of blusher, so start with the darker skin shade to draw your cheeks just under the bone, then work the peachy shade on the apple of your cheek and finish with the shimmery highlighter on the top of your cheek bones. Kim uses MAC Powder Blush in Gingerly. She also mentions her new love for cream blush, saying that it “works a lot better and lasts a lot longer.” We agree.
Now, time for the eyes – Kimmy’s favorite & most famous makeup part. First apply eyeshadow base in a light shade (Kim’s choice is MAC Paint Pot in Painterly) to the entire lid, using your fingers; this prevents powder eye shadow from creasing. Kim loves colored shadow. If she going for a black smoky look, she uses MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon. If she wants a gray smoky eye, she uses Knight Divine or Print. For a brown smoky eye, Kim likes Embark. For a fresh, shimmery eye, she chooses MAC Pigment in Tan. Kim also does bright eye colors, and loves Vivid Shadows from Make Up For Ever. “I don’t think anyone does pigment colors better than them,” she says. Again, Belle Beirut agrees!! However, you can find the same shades from your favorite brand.
Kim always uses black pencil eyeliner. There’s a huge choice of these in the market so feel free; but always know that pen liners last longer. Kimmy’s favorite is Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx.
Using multiple mascaras is Kimmy’s way to get her thick long lashes; it is also a good way to get both effects without clumping. Kim applies Lancome Hypnose Mascara, then layers on MAC Zoom Lash on top. Use a separator brush to prevent clumps, and only wear falsies occasionally since most people are clueless about how to apply them and you don’t wanna end up with a makeup disaster.
Kimmy’s lips are always toned down to highlight her eyes; this is what you should also be doing if you are planning for smoky eyes. Make sure your lip liner and lipstick are of the same color, and that your gloss and lipstick are of the same brand, because they are usually made to go together. Kimmy lightly lines lips with MAC Lip Pencil Stripdown then swipes on MAC Lipstick in Angel. Then she applies NARS Turkish Delight Lip Gloss on top. For a very nude matte lip, she lines with MAC Subculture Lip Pencil and tops it off with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle De Jour.
Here you go Belles, now you can go with the Kim Kardashian look step by step and let us know how it looked on you!
Patricia I. Issa