When it comes to makeup, one would think that Kim Kardashian West has her doctorate on the subject matter. She’s mastered the art of applying it and her makeup routine is spot on. She’s known for looking flawless just about every minute of the day. While you’ll likely never achieve the fame and fortune that Kim K has, there’s a chance you might be able to look just as good as her.
She recently decided to share the exact steps and products she uses that keep her looking perfect for the paparazzi. She did this all live on camera for her fans to see. With the huge fanbase that she has, I’m surprised the video streaming session didn’t crash her website. She left no stone unturned, outlining every single step and mentioning each of the products that she uses during her daily beauty routine.
Watch Kim Kardashian Breakdown Her Beauty And Makeup Routine On Cam
You’re probably thinking that Kim Kardashian has some miracle stylist and secret beauty product that the world doesn’t know about. It’s true, she does use some expensive products such as her $240 La Mer moisturizer, but she’s also using typical items that can be purchased at the local drugstore or pharmacy. You might not be able to afford to spend $700+ on your makeup routine but you can still benefit from some of the takeaways that Kim had to share. Keep reading to find out all about her products, application techniques, and all that jazz.
I’m a huge advocate of beauty processes and looking as fab as possible. That’s one thing that Kim Kardashian and I have in common. I’m going to break down her video for you and cover each area that she does.
Kim starts things off with some pre-makeup prep work. While this part of the routine is most expensive, it’s also most important. She uses face wipes to wipe down her skin to start things off right. Neutrogena Night Calming Face Wipes are the specific wipes she uses and they can be purchased for less than $9 at any drugstore. She then applies La Mer The Perfecting Treatment which runs about $240 on average. Kim uses this product as a moisturizer to help protect her skin and lock in the moisture.
Next, she applies a primer called, Guerlain Méteorites Base Perfecting Pearls Primer. This primer costs $74 but she swears by it. According to sources, Kim wrote, “I apply it all over my face. The pearls are iridescent, which makes your skin look amazing! It also helps even out your skin tone.”
The next step within her routine was to apply a pre-foundation. She uses a very thin layer of Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer which costs $62 and can be purchased at any Norstrom or Sephora. Apparently, she uses this product because it gives her skin the extra glow that many of us dream of having. Next up is the Benefit Cosmetics High Beam. This is a $26 liquid highlighter that’s gotten rave reviews by thousands of people. Not to mention Kim Kardashian uses it! She applies this to achieve that dewy tint that helps her skin shine bright like a diamond.
Her next step is to apply the main foundation. She uses a product called Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda Tinted Cream which can be purchased online at almost any high-end department store as well as the Giorgio Armani online store. It will cost you $200, but if Kim uses it then so should you. Her application technique is to put the product on the back of her hand and then from there she applies it to her face. She mentions how important it is to, “Always make sure you get the back of your neck.” This helps you achieve a more natural and evenly shaded look.
Mrs. West then applies a “dry concealer” to very specific areas on her face. She applies it to her under eye area, her nose, and immediately above her lips. She uses the concealer to try and cover up some of the aging lines that seem to be forming from the natural aging process. The product she uses is called Kryolan Dermacolor Palette and you can purchase this online for $29 directly from Kryolan.
She then applies a few other concealer products such as Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Make Up For Ever’s Full Cover Concealer. Both which are thoroughly blended in using a Beautyblender from Sephora. Respectively, each of the products can be purchased at Sephora for $38, $34, and $20.
Once she’s successfully blended everything, she then uses a pink powder in the under eye region of her face. As far as eye makeup is concerned, it’s LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio Superstar for the win. This costs about $10 now on the official LORAC site because it’s currently on sale.
She then moves on to contour work. This is what Kim Kardashian is really famous for. She always starts the contouring in the hairline and on the forehead area. She then continues along the perimeter of the hairline. She then moves on to her under eye area but closer to her cheeks and cheek bones.
After the contour work is done, she then moves onto her eyebrows, attempting to fill them in with the Anastasia Brow Wiz. This can be found online for as low as $21. Once her eyebrows are looking on point as can be, she then removes the powder via brush that was previously applied to her under eye area. Kim then attempts to achieve the perfect under eye by applying a small amount of highlighter by dabbing it under her eyes.
Now for mascara, she uses a number of different products on her eyelashes to make them look perfect. She uses a product called Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara, which can be found at Sephora for $28. Actually, Kim said that she, “likes to layer mascaras,” when she’s not wearing eyelashes. She prefers a clumpy bottom too. Once she’s successfully applied the mascara Kim then uses a basic Q-Tip to clean up some of the mess left behind. She then applies a bronzer to each of her eyelids.
Last but not least, time for some lip glow! In this video, Kim opted to apply a product from Kylie Cosmetics called Candy, which is available online for $29. She also applied Chelsea Girls by Nars Cosmetics which can be bought online for $26.
That’s it! Kim just gave the world a complete rundown of how she applies her own makeup. It’s a long expensive process but no one said looking good was cheap! Check out the video below to find out more.
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