The mascara trick both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner use
Get ready to throw your regular routine out the window
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / July 06 2020
Mascara is a pretty standard part of most of our daily makeup looks. Volume vs. length preference aside, the application process is generally just as standard, too: black mascara applied all over the lashes to define and dramatise every last one.
Unless you’re Kylie Jenner, that is. During a “Get Ready With Us” video tutorial with sister Kim Kardashian West, Jenner played makeup artist for the day, applying Kardashian West’s entire daily face, while also imparting a little lash-centric wisdom.
“I’m giving you the glam I do everyday,” Jenner explains, advising her sister to try her go-to hack for definition up top, and softness down below. “I’m going to try Kylie’s trick of brown mascara on the bottom,” Kardashian West shares. “What an interesting trick. I don’t think I will like it [though],” she admits, as she picks up Jenner’s recommendation, Dior’s Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in brown.
“You use the curled part [because] it shapes to your situation,” Jenner explains, highlighting the curved nature of her go-to mascara’s wand. It seems the black-on-top-lashes, brown-on-bottom hack has been a favourite of hers for some time now, too. “I use brown mascara on the bottom because I don’t like too much on [the lower lashes],” she shared back in 2016. “Patrick [Ta, long-time Kar-Jenner makeup artist] taught me that. It gives me more of a subtle look.”
As for the verdict? “Wow, I feel it,” Kardashian West says of the finished look, admitting the results proved her doubt wrong, while also sharing an all-too-relatable mascara-related struggle. “My dad used to always walk by me and he would be like, 'Kimberly, can you close your mouth when you put your mascara on?'" Kardashian West recalls as she applies.
“He [was always like] 'I bet there are two things you can’t do in life: close your mouth when you are putting on mascara, and walk by a mirror without looking in it'," she laughs. Honestly, we've yet to master either of those skills, so we’re with you KKW.