Kim Kardashian started out merely known as the daughter of Robert Kardashian, the famous attorney who represented OJ Simpson in the murder trial of NIcole Simpson. Kim later became pals with Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton. Since then, Kim has posed for “Playboy” magazine and even stars in her hit reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. Many fashion magazines and fashion television shows rave about Kim’s impeccable makeup.

Things You'll Need

Prep your skin. Before you begin creating the Kim K. look, it is essential that you cleanse your face. Once you have washed your face, apply your favorite toner. Finish up with moisturizer.

Apply primer. Once you have allowed your moisturizer to absorb into your skin for at least 10 minutes, it’s time to apply primer. Dab primer onto your forehead and cheeks. Gently rub the primer into your skin.

Apply foundation. Once your skin is cleansed and primed, it’s time to apply foundation. Choose a medium to full coverage foundation. Kim Kardashian uses Make Up Forever’s High Definition Foundation. Apply the foundation using your fingers, a damp makeup sponge or a makeup brush. Once your foundation is complete, apply concealer to areas that need a little extra coverage. Set your makeup with face powder.

Create the smokey eye. Apply an eyeshadow base to your lids. Choose two eyeshadows to create your smokey eyes–a medium shade for your lid and a darker shade for the crease of your eye. Apply the medium shade as a wash on your lid and use the darker shade to contour your eyes. Once the eyeshadow is finished, line your eyes with eyeliner. Smudge the eyeliner with a smudge brush and reapply another coat of eyeliner. Follow up with several coats of mascara.

Give your skin a flush. Apply a bronzer to your face to give your skin a sun-kissed glow. Make sure to choose a bronzer that works for your skin tone. Once your skin is bronzed, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

Put lipstick on. Kim K. often sports a pink nude lip look. She uses MAC lipstick in Angel and Nars lip gloss in Turkish Delight. You can use these shades or choose different ones in similar color schemes. Line your lips with a flesh colored lip liner. Lightly apply your lipstick and follow it up with a coat of lip gloss.


  • If you want extra oomph on your eyes, add a pair of false eyelashes. Make sure you stick to natural-looking long eyelashes.

References and Resources

Kim Kardashian's website