How to recreate Karlie Kloss’s glowing skin and red lip combo

How to: Karlie Kloss's Glowing Skin & Red Lip Makeup

From the skin care steps to her makeup

Who Beauty Editor WHO and New Idea / May 30 2017

If there was ever a perfect makeup pairing, it would be glowing skin and a bright red lip. This makeup look Karlie Kloss wore at the David Jones Fashion Show when she was in town recently is proof. We asked makeup guru Napoleon Perdis exactly how he created this gorgeous look on the model, from the skin care steps to the exact lipstick shade he used.



Begin with a deep cleanse, using a nourishing cleansing oil. We like Dior Instant Cleansing Oil.

Dior Instant Cleansing Oil



Plump and perfect skin with a serum. Massage it in with fingertips or a complexion brush. We recommend Nude by Nature Miracle Serum.

Nude by Nature Miracle Serum
To emulate Karlie’s flawless face, first you need to invest in skin care that gives you an instant boost while delivering long-term benefits. It will also make your makeup look flawless and wear longer.
Napoleon Perdis
Makeup Artist



Follow the motto: “Not to prime is a crime!” Smooth the surface with a radiance-boosting primer to help makeup last the distance. For bright eyes, smooth the under-eye area with a concealer primer - we like Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer.

Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer



Even out skin tone by blending a serum foundation (we like Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation) over the “feature focus” area of your face. Banish fatigue with a concealer, targeting dark areas. Wait for it to absorb, then use warm fingertips to melt concealer into the skin. Smooth and set the hot spots of the face with a powder foundation.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation



Illuminate and tone skin with a shade of contour 
to match your complexion, sweeping over the top of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and on the Cupid’s bow. Follow with a deeper contour tone over the cheekbones. Our pick: Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette.

Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette



Keep eyes minimal and fresh by pressing Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dust in Mosaic Gold onto the inner corner of the eye. Subtly define the eye with a light sweep of colour along the lower lash line.

Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dust in Mosaic Gold


Brows & lashes

Define brows and set in place with a brow mascara (we love L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Plumper). Extend lashes and add lustre with black mascara. Wait for them to dry and then curl with an eyelash curler for extra hold.

L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Plumper



Use a matte red shade and highlight a statement lip. Line lips last and seal with a lip pencil; copy Karlie’s look with Napoleon Perdis Lip Pencil in Rococo Red.

Napoleon Perdis Lip Pencil in Rococo Red

For more insider tricks to achieve a radiant complexion, here are seven different ways to get glowing skin.

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Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.