Although famed for her signature smouldering look – smoky eyes, sculpted cheeks and soft, pouty lips, Kim Kardashian isn’t afraid to mix it up a little, when the occasion calls for it. Here are Kim Kardashian’s Top 10 make-up looks.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #1:
The Classic Smoky Eye
How could we not start with the Kardashian smoky eye? The tricks to Kim’s smolderingness: highly pigmented eye shadow, lots of shading in her creases and, most important, lots and lots of mascara.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #2:
The Barely There, Fresh-Faced Thing
When you think of Kim Kardashian’s make-up you usually think of drama, but when she goes for something soft, the results are equally striking. The key is to start with 100 percent perfect skin – or forget that and fake it with a thin layer of a really great foundation.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #3:
Contrasting Lipstick and Blush Colors
While you might have heard that your cheek and lip colors should always come from the same family, Kim Kardashian throws that theory out all the time by going for peach blush and pink lips with very striking results. Just go for see-through shades so the contrast is pretty, not jarring.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #4:
The Allover Peach Look
Here’s what a monochromatic palette does for your face: It prevents any one thing from standing out so you look overall lovely (and understated). And while pink blushes and soft bronzes work, apricot tones like you see here on the lovely Kim Kardashian are especially beachy and glowy – and gorgeous on any skin tone.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #5:
Although Kim is known mostly for playing up her eyes, when she concentrates on her lips, she really goes for it. One of her go-tos: hot-pink lipstick. It’s just a bright, fun, playful pop of color.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #6:
The Purple-Grey Smoky Eye
Sure, regular grey smoky eye make-up is gorgeous, but throw some purple in there and suddenly it’s all a little more unexpected. To make Kim Kardashian’s look your own, you can either use a dark grey shadow with strong purple undertones or create your own by layering a dark grape shade over your favorite grey.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #7:
Glowing Bronze Skin
If they gave out black belts in bronzer, Kim Kardashian would surely qualify. To master your own golden glow, look for a bronzer with just a hint of shimmer and apply lightly – less is more with this stuff.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #8
Pinkish-Red Lip gloss
Few things are as glamorous as a pink-red lip gloss – it has the impact of a bright crimson lipstick without ever feeling like your lips are screaming for attention.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #9
The Dramatic Bronze Eye
All three Kardashian sisters wore fabulous make-up looks to the opening of their New York Dash store, but Kim’s bronze eye shadow stole the show – no easy feat in this family. It’s the perfect pick for brown eyes – just go at least one step lighter or darker than your eye colour so your peepers pop.
Best Kim Kardashian Make-up Look #10
Let’s all bow down to the make-up queen on this one. The basic how-to for this black-and-white-rimmed eye look: line your inner rims with a white pencil, then trace your lash line with black liquid liner (Kim’s favorite eyeliner is MAC Liquid Eye Liner).
We all love to look at Kim. But the key here is to take inspiration from her look rather than follow it slavishly. Take another tip from Mrs Humphries and find out what works for YOU and find you own signature look. But in the meantime, have fun experimenting with Kim Kardashian’s Top 10 make-up looks!
This article originally appeared in Glamour