Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kim Kardashian's Best Makeup Pal Is MAC And More MAC

Kim Kardashian and makeup. The two go hand-in-hand. In fact, Kim K loves MAC makeup, and lots of it!

Everyone's been talking about a recent photo of the sexy Hollywood reality TV star, showing the Armenian beauty bare-faced. Kim was snapped in a grocery store. So what? We think she still looks darn good because of excellent bone structure.

Does Kim Kardashian look better with makeup? Well, of course, silly. Every woman looks better with a little foundation, blush, concealer, gloss, and mascara.

So, let's take a long look inside Kim K's makeup bag. These products come straight from her website and fan site.
We interviewed Kim Kardashian about 2 years ago at Beauty Tip Today. Back then, she was gracious to give us her favorite makeup products. And MAC cosmetics made up a large percentage of her beauty repertoire.
And still today, MAC rules in Kim's world:

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 .. 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. PaintPainterly. 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 brown 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 hate 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 separater brush to separate 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. LiplinerStripdown (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.

Wow! We are exhausted. Too much makeup for a 29-year-old woman? Maybe. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG! That's quite alot of make-up, but KimK always lookin fine so maybe that's howe much u need to look gr8.