We can’t go past this bright lip colour
Whether you’re a fan or not of Kim Kardashian, the truth is… she seriously knows how to work a red carpet. And regardless of her sometimes questionable fashion choices, it’s her makeup that prompts conversation and debate in the Beauty Crew office. The latest look we’re coveting is this one right here - a casual appearance at famed Hakkasan Nightclub in Las Vegas, that called for her signature caramel glow, lots of lashes and mascara, and a bright coral lip to pop against her monochromatic outfit. Follow these steps below to get the same makeup look at home...
Create a canvas
To extend the longevity of your eyeshadow, prep your eyelids with a nude coloured cream shadow (like Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Leather Eyeshadow in Creamy Beige). As this colour sets quite quickly, use your fingers to pat it on, instead of a brush.
Sweep on some colour
For this look, you’ll need a brown eyeshadow quad to contour the eyes, such as Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Fallen Angel. Work the second darkest shade all over your eyelid, then follow with the medium brown colour along your lash line for a slightly smoky effect.
Highlight your peepers
Pat a small amount of the lightest shade onto the inner corners of your eyes with your pinky finger to brighten the area.
Tightline your eyes
Line your entire top waterline and half of your bottom waterline with a black long-wearing pencil (like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion) to define your peepers.
Add some drama
Kim Kardashian is known for her super long lashes, and the quickest way to achieve this is with a set of false lashes. Look for a style that’s double-layered for extra volume; ModelRock Lashes in Miss Misfit is great for this occasion.
Define your lashes
Combine your natural lashes with the set of falsies using a black mascara (like Rimmel London Wonder’Full Wake Me Up Mascara). Then, without dipping your brush into the container again, coat your lower lashes with the leftover mascara.
Create some shape
Shape and add colour to your brows with a coloured pomade (like Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown) and an angled brush; starting from the area that requires the most filling. For most, it would be the arch and tip of the brow. With any leftover product on your brush, use light upward strokes to create more shape at the start of your brows.
Add some coverage
Apply a dewy foundation (such as Lancome Absolue Fluid Foundation) all over with a foundation brush, concentrating on the centre of your face, and blend outwards. Switch to a smaller brush (a concealer brush works well here) when you’re working around tricky areas like your brows.
Add a pop of colour
Swipe on a coral lipstick straight onto lips, and go for a product that has a glossy sheen to it. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Potent is a great pick for this look.
Perfect your look
Using a lip pencil in a matching colour (such as Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil in Pink), etch around the lips to perfect the shape. Clean up any feathering with a cotton tip dipped in moisturiser.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.