Saturday, April 12, 2008

Kim Kardashian Blogs About Her Makeup Secrets

Previously this year, we blogged about some of pretty Kim Kardashian's makeup products that she uses on a daily basis. Now, on her own official website, Kim was cool enough to share some more products that she uses to complete her looks. I've cut and pasted her post below for those of you that admire her smokey eye, nude lip look. The concealer, foundation and powder Kim uses obviously won't suit everyone, but I think she has some great picks for cheeks, eyes and lips that a wide variety of skin tones can use (and you'll have to get past some of her spelling/grammatical mistakes though!).

"Okay, this is going to be a long post because I absolutely love makeup! And I mix so many different kinds.

Here we go... Just so everyone knows, my make up artist Stephen Moleski has pretty much taught me everything I know.Remember that everyone's color is different so please ask someone at the store where you purchase your makeup what works for you. Even if you think we have the same skin coloring, our tones can be different and I don't want anyone to waste money on concealer or foundation colors that aren't absolutely perfect!
STEP 1: I always start with a clean face. Then I put on Intuit 'Photo Shoot.' Intuit is a great company and I love the names of their products. Photo Shoot is a make up primer. I put it on after my moisturizer, which basically is like a moisturizer that will fill the pours on your face which will help set the foundation so it will last longer.

STEP 2: I use Cle De Peau concealer stick (it's super expensive, but works for me). It comes in two colors, I use Ocre, which is the darker of the two. I also use M.A.C. concealer (which comes in a little pot) if I run out of Cle de Peau. Everyone's color is different but I use NW25. I put the concealer under my eyes because I absolutely hate dark circles! I also use concealer to cover up blemishes!

STEP 3: After I put the concealer on I put on Make Up Forever liquid foundation. I mix one pump of No. 5 and two pumps of No. 4. I also have No. 3 for the winter time when I am really pale. I mix the foundations to get the perfect color. I blend them with the coolest make up brush. Its the M.A.C. brush No. 180.

STEP 4: Since I hate dark circles, after the foundation, I put on a little more concealer just under my eyes since the foundation makes it darker under my eyes. I use a lighter concealer from M.A.C. NW30 in a little lipstick tube-looking container and I select 'moisture cover.'

STEP 5: To set the foundation I lightly brush on with a big powder brush M.A.C. Select Sheer Pressed Powder NC 30, then to make me a little tanner I lightly brush on M.A.C. Powder NW 45.

STEP 6: Now its blush time! I'm obsessed with blush! I use a color called Gingerly to warm me up and give me a little color and then add a pink color called Cheek to give me rosey cheeks. I just started getting into cream blush and find it works a lot better and lasts a lost longer.

STEP 7: Time for the eyes! My favorite part! I first put down a M.A.C. Paint pot in a light color that matches my skin called Painterly. I just use my finder and put enough onto cover the lid. This creamy shadow makes it so that the powder eye shadow does not crease. Like, if you wear make up all day you will see that the eye shadow begins to crease and get oily, but if you put this paint color down first it won't! I love cream shadow and use the color cream pots too! I love colored shadow; so it depends on the color depend of shadow I plan to wear: If it's black smokey I use Carbon by M.A.C.; if its grey smokey I use Knight Divine or Print; if it's bown smokey I use Embark by M.A.C. I love a fresh shimmery look as well and use M.A.C. Pigment called Tan. Its so pretty! I love bright colors for eye make up! I absolutely love Make Up Forever and don't think anyone does pigment colors better than them. So again, depending on what color you feel like wearing, go look at Make Up Forever's colors to choose from.

STEP 8: I always use black pencil eyeliner. My favorite is Stilla black pencil.

STEP 9: Now its mascara time! Putting on mascara completes the look, but I have it when I mess up and get it on my eye lid and mess up the eye shadow. I used to use Lancome Hypnose, and still do, but I recently started to use M.A.C. Zoom mascara -- which is amazing! I take my time and put coat after coat. I love to layer mascaras so I will probably start with the M.A.C. Zoom and then put Lancome Hypnose on top. I always use a seperator brush to seperate my lashes. I am completely clueless on how to put false lashes on, so I only wear them for photo shoots sometimes.

STEP 10: The final touch is putting on lipstick! I usually use M.A.C. Lipliner called Stripdown (I use it very lightly) and a lipstick called Angel and put Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss on top. Or for my very nude matte lip I wear Nars Belle De Jour and I line my lips first with M.A.C. Subculture lipliner.

That completes the Kim Kardashian make up lesson! By the way, the inspiration for this post came from the many makeup questions I've read in the comments areas of this site!... including this one...'SEXY' said: Hey Kim... Just writing to let you I'm a huge fan of urs...... And I love ur makeup style, but please tell me the name of the shadows you buy from forever make up [at Sephora]?? ...PLEASE KIM in ur future makeup comments can u be more specific on brand and type Cause I love the makeup u wear!!!!! And what foundation do u wear and which lancome mascara ??? I hope this was helpful. Keep your comments and questions coming -- I love to read them!


P.S. Stay tuned because I'm planning to do a video blog of me actually putting my makeup on -- to show you all of my helpful tips in action. "



  2. Hey princess, now that summer's around the corner, try these colors for a light summer look try: Juxt Eyeshadow on the lids (it's a lovely mint green shade, awesome on dark skin), Matte Mocha blush, and MAC Oh Baby lipglass. Another good blush to try is Fleur Power. I just got this, and it's great for a nice pop of color on your cheeks.

  3. Thank u.i will definitely try that.
    but what I actually meant was some makeup suggestions for kim's makeup that will complement my nc42 skintone. if u could tell me some shadow,blush,and lip colors that will complement my skintone but will give me kim's makeup touch. thank u.

  4. sorry, princess, for that I think it might be best to consult one of the artists at your local MAC counter. I'm NC35-40 (depending on the season) and I tried the Angel lipstick combo that Kim uses and it turned out awful on me. Totally washed me out. I had better luck getting her nude look using just the Turkish Delight lipgloss, NARS Dolce Vita lipstick, and MAC Subculture lip pencil. Everyone's skin tone is slightly different so it will be best if you can try it out and get a consult in person before you buy the colors. good luck! :)


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