I am a big fan of the Kardashians, in a sort of I-hate-you-but-I-want-to-be-you sort of way. Whilst I don’t necessarily envy them for their (lack of) talent, I would literally sell a kidney for an hour with their makeup artists.
Kylie Jenner is the flavour of the month, thanks to her massive pout and sassy style, and there’s been a huge surge of Kylie Jenner makeup tutorials recently. And who wants to see another one, right? (Tough luck. Here’s mine.)
Whilst this makeup look is definitely inspired by the most dead-behind-the-eyes of the Karsashian Klan, it’s really just my everyday beauty routine. I crack out this look now in fifteen minutes or less, usually whilst eating my breakfast simultaneously. Because who says I can’t multitask?
Foundation: on. Powder: baking. I use Estée Lauder Double Wear in shade Fresco for my base, and pack on the Mac Pro Set Powder in Invisible under my eyes, down my nose and onto my chin. I let this bake whilst I do my brows and eye makeup before tackling the contouring.
I then dust off any excess powder, and do a quick contour using the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit. I don’t actually use the highlighter from this – instead I use Ben Nye Banana Powder, as I find this works better.
Bronzer is the horrendously expensive (£1, kids) MUA Bronzer in Shade 1, and blush is Chanel Joues Contrastes. Not m my favourite blush (that title goes to Nars and Orgasm – how cliche am I), but I’ve hit pan on all my others.
I highlight a little more with the Mac Lumiere Powder (a disappointing buy, but I’m determined to use it), and add some shimmer with the Seventeen Good to Glow Shimmer Brick.
If I’d have known how much of my life would be devoted to colouring in my eyebrows, I think my time management skills would have been considerably better. Just saying.
As always, brows are shaded in with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown, and sharper lines are defined using the darkest powder in the Collection 2000 Eyebrow Kit.
You guys know me – I suck at eyeshadow. Honestly, I’m a fairly competent contourer and I can line a lip with the best of them, but I’m pretty crap when it comes to blending seven colours together on my saggy eyelids.
That said, I usually cobble something together using the taupe and matte brown shades in the Makeup Revolution Iconic 1 Palette. I highlight my brow-bone with Mac Single Shadow in Vanilla, and do a small outer-corner flick with the Sleek Dip-It Liner. For lashes, I’m currently really liking the Barry M Lash Vegas Mascara.
I’m throwing it out there – I WANT LIP FILLERS. Really, really badly, but for £200-ish a session, I can’t justify it at the moment. Thankfully, Kylie Jenner has now made it acceptable for me to massively over-line and exaggerate my pout (thanks, doll) and I use her supposed favorite lipliner – Soar by Mac – to acheive this look. If I’m not wanting an extreme matte look, I daub on some Mac Kinda Sexy lipstick over the top, to keep my lips from drying out.
Finally, I spritz my face with the MUA Pro-Base Finishing Spray, and nearly gas my building by covering myself in perfume. (I wear far too much perfume. It’s quite unhealthy.) Current favourite has to be Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense – it’s musky and sweet all in one.
I like this look as it’s easy to wear, and fairly light on products (for me, anyway.) I like not weaing too much eye makeup these days, focusing more on contouring and lips, so this look is great when you literally just CBA with a whole host of blending and shading and whatever else people do with eyeshadow. (I seriously need to take some kind of eyeshadow course. I’m so useless.)