Glam Before and After
Glam Before and After
Kim Kardashian
Name: Kim Kardashian
Jobs: Reality TV personality
Famous For: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, relationship with Kanye West
Kim Kardashian
Name Kim Kardashian
Jobs Reality TV personality
Famous For Keeping Up with the Kardashians, relationship with Kanye West

“I have so many friends who don’t wear makeup and hardly ever do their hair. I feel really blessed because I genuinely love the process of getting my hair and makeup done. Even beyond that, I just love to take care of my skin.” As one of the most influential television personalities and socialites in the world, Kim Kardashian West first rose to fame in the new millennium for her friendship with Paris Hilton. In 2007, Kardashian found herself at the center of a media frenzy when her sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J was leaked to the press. Facing the chaos head on, she joined her family on a new reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which launched the entire family to fame. Today, the 37-year-old socialite, actress, businesswoman, and model is famous for being famous and has earned even more notoriety for her marriage to rapper Kanye West. So, as a fashion and beauty icon, what are her top beauty tips and tricks?

SKINCARE

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer ($39) Lancer Skincare The Method: Polish ($105)
Lancer Skincare The Method: Nourish ($210) Lancer Skincare The Method: Cleanse Blemish Control ($55)
Lancer Skincare The Method: Polish Sensitive Skin ($75) Lancer Skincare Omega Hydrating Oil ($75)
Lancer Skincare Caviar Lime Acid Peel ($90) La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream ($85)
La Mer The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum ($195)

Kardashian loves to try new products but a few that are always in her makeup bag are Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer ($39) and Dr. Lancer’s line of skincare products. “I love Dr. Lancer’s cleanse,” Kardashian says. Some of her favorite Lancer Skincare products are The Method: Polish ($105), The Method: Nourish ($210), and The Method: Cleanse Blemish Control ($55). She also uses The Method: Polish for Sensitive Skin ($75), the Omega Hydrating Oil ($75), and the Caviar Lime Acid Peel ($90).

Beyond the Lancer Skincare line, Kardashian’s massive net worth of $175 million makes it easy for her to afford high-end products like La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream ($85) and La Mer Revitalizing Hydrating Serum, which runs $195 per ounce.

FOUNDATION, BRONZER & BLUSH

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick ($44) Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder ($30)
MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix + Finishing Mist ($22) Dermacolor Camouflage System Concealer Palette ($29)
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder ($38) MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($27)
Kevyn Aucoin Concealer ($48) Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Powder ($35)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($40) Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow ($68)
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You ($26)

While her beauty routine starts with a great moisturizer, Kardashian is all about creating a flawless canvas when it comes to her foundation, concealer, bronzer, and blush. In fact, she goes to great lengths to ensure her foundation is the perfect shade. “I hate when women wear the wrong foundation color,” Kardashian admits. “It might be the worst thing on the planet when they wear their makeup too light.”

Kardashian likes to start by prepping her face with MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix + Finishing Mist ($22) and then alternates between her two favorite concealers—the Kevyn Aucoin Concealer ($48) and the Dermacolor Camouflage System Concealer Palette ($29). Using the It Cosmetics Luxe Dual Airbrush Foundation and Concealer Brush ($48) to apply her concealer and even her skin tone, Kardashian applies the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick ($44) and blends using the Beauty Blender Pure ($20). She then sets the foundation using the MAC Cosmetics Powder Puff ($12) to apply her favorite powders—Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder ($30), Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder ($38), or MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($27).

For contour, Kardashian typically uses a blend from three of her favorite contour palettes—Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Powder ($35), Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($40), and Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow ($68). She highlights her cheekbones using the Trish McEvoy Brush 2B Sheer Blush Brush ($64) to apply the Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You. To complete her foundation and hold everything in place, she sprays on another coat of the MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix + Finishing Mist ($22).

EYES

Red Cherry False Eyelashes ($21) Elegant Lashes ($7)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28) Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess Luxury Eye Shadow Palette ($52)
Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pigment in Titian ($48) Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Luxury Eye Shadow Palette ($52)
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint ($38) Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Luxury Eye Shadow Palette ($52)
MAC Cosmetics Liquid Liner in Boot Black ($21) Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Gel Crème Color in Jet ($18)
Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Scorch ($20) Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Roll Kohl Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown ($27)
Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil in Secret Beach ($18) L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8)

Relying on Anastasia Soare to perfect her eyebrows, Kardashian needed a little convincing to make her first appointment. “I look so different when I have my eyebrows done,” she admits. “For two years, she was asking me if she could do them and I was like, ‘No, I don’t need it,’ because I would just do it myself. But then I let her, and it changed my life—my whole face looked different.”

To enhance Soare’s work, Kardashian uses Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown ($21) and the Brow Pro Palette ($88) to define her brows. For her eyes, she likes to play around with different shades with some of her favorite palettes including the Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28), Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Goddess, Dolce Vita and Vintage Vamp ($52), Kevyn Aucoin Eye Pigment in Titian, and Girogio Armani’s Eye Tint ($38). To blend shades, Kardashian uses a variety of brushes like the Sigma E46 Inner Corner Shader ($14) and the Vincent Longo Large Eyeshadow Brush #22 ($20).

Once her eyeshadow is perfect, Kardashian applies one of her favorite eyeliners—MAC Cosmetics Liquid Liner in Boot Black ($21), Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Gel Crème Color in Jet ($18), Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Scorch ($20), Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil in Secret Beach ($18), or the Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Roll Kohl Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown ($27). If she’s creating a smoky look, she uses the Stila Cosmetics #15 Double Sided Crease and Liner Brush ($32) or the Anastasia Beverly Hills #3 Eyeliner Brush ($18) to smudge her waterline.

When it comes to lashes, she curls her natural lashes using a Pro Eyelash Curler ($23) or the Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler ($30) and then applies the first coat of her favorite mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8). She then measures, trims, and applies false lashes—Red Cherry False Eyelashes ($21) or Elegant Lashes ($7)—using a Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark ($6). After touching up her eyeliner, she adds another coat of mascara to blend her natural and fake lashes to create a sultry and striking look!

LIPS

MAC Cosmetics Lip Conditioner ($16) Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium ($25)
Tom Ford Lip Color ($52) KKW Crème Liquid Lipstick Collection ($45)

Kardashian’s signature pout is fairly simple to achieve since the socialite gets her fair share of Botox to keep her lips pouty and fresh. Before applying any lipstick, she uses MAC Cosmetics Lip Conditioner ($16) to create a smooth, nourishing foundation. She then outlines her lips with her favorite lip pencil from Kevyn Aucoin—The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium ($25). Afterward, she applies Tom Ford Lip Color ($52) or a shade from her own line of beauty products, the KKW Crème Liquid Lipstick Collection ($45).

OVERALL LOOK

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #14 ($18) It Cosmetics Luxe Dual Airbrush Foundation/Concealer Brush ($48)
Beauty Blender Pure ($20) MAC Cosmetics Powder Puff ($12)
Trish McEvoy Brush 2B Sheer Blush Brush ($64) Stila Cosmetics #15 Double-Sided Crease and Liner Brush ($32)
Sigma E46 Inner Corner Shader ($14) Anastasia Beverly Hills #3 Eyeliner Brush ($18)
Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark ($6) Vincent Longo Large Eyeshadow Brush #22 ($20)
Pro Eyelash Curler ($23) Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler ($30)
Sigma E17 Waterline Liner Brush ($14)

As a television personality, socialite, beauty icon, wife, and mother of three, Kardashian believes in always looking her best and says a good beauty routine begins and ends with moisturizer. She also still lives by the best beauty advice she ever received from her mom—to always wash her makeup off with a warm washcloth—a tip she continues to share with her millions of fans who watch and mimic her every move!

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