Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Kim Kardashian

The gorgeous Kim Kardashian is famous for her heavily rimmed smoky eyes, long lush lashes and juicy nude lips. Read on to see how you can nail her look!


* Start out with a perfect canvas. Even out your skin tone with a liquid foundation and camouflage any undereye circles and blemishes with a concealer.

* Fill in your eyebrows with a powder or pencil similar to your hair color.

* Do a smoky eye in your favorite color. Make sure everything is well blended and remember to line the upper and lower rims with lots and lots of black liner. Start with a black kohl pencil then go over the line with a black liquid liner for maximum staying power.

* Fake Kim’s luscious lashes with falsies on top and bottom.

* Swipe on a blush along your cheekbones for that healthy flush. Go with a peachy color if you are using warm colors on the eyes and a cool pink if you are using cool colors.

* If you have pigmented lips, de-pigmentize them by applying a thin layer of foundation. Apply a nude lipstick like MAC Masque and top with an uber shiny lipgloss like MAC Underage Lipglass.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Omg ~ ur blog is AWESOME !!
    Can you please do a review post on masks that you have used? I find your advice very professional and honest.

  2. cool blog entry! i’ll b going for a party this friday and the theme is “belly dancer”… probably this might b suitable for the Egyptian look?

  3. hehe she’s always so done up.
    thanks!! looks nice
    but so much makeup involved haha
    plastiky look but it’s hot.

  4. ahh smart. use foundation instead and gloss instead of more lipstick ( i look horrible in lipstick). brilliant!!

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