Kim Kardashian Bridal Makeup: 4 Pros Weigh In
Whether you love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Kim Kardashian has style. We can’t wait to see what bridal look she’ll have, so we asked makeup artists to share their opinions on what look she should go for.
By Brittny Drye
We may not officially have royalty in the states, but the Kardashian clan is the closest thing to it. And with Kim Kardashian getting married Aug. 20, beauty stylists and editors are buzzing about “America’s royal wedding” and her possible bridal look. We asked four makeup artists to create a bridal makeup concept for the Armenian beauty, as well as how to recreate the looks on your own.
Christelsie Johnson: Classic
On her wedding day, I would suggest putting a little spin on the classic Kim.
Eyes: She’s often seen with a classic smoky eye, but I would incorporate matte eye shadows rather than shimmer, applying a neutral color palette of muted greys and browns.
Lips: I would recommend a beige nude lip rather than her pink nude color she is known for wearing. This look is timeless and classic, and will be desired for years to come.
Face: For a very natural look, I’d apply foundation primer and a light application of MAC’s Studio Sculpt foundation, which is gel-based and gives a nice satin finish and is perfect for long wear.
Josephine Fusco: Glamour
Since Kim Kardashian has such a beautiful canvas to work with, she will look great in any look but because it’s her wedding day it’s nice to keep her glamorous.
Eyes: I would use a palette of pink luster and satin taupe eye shadows, for a shimmery effect.
Lips: I’d use a creamy neutral beige lip liner with a soft pink lipstick and top off with a frosty pink gloss.
Face: After applying primer and foundation, I’d dust bronzer from the apples of the cheeks to the temples, then take a beautiful pink blush and lightly dust on the apples of the cheeks.
Laura Geller: Sexy, Sultry
Kim is a sex kitten who exudes pure sensuality and doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) want to look different on her wedding day.
Eyes: As for eyes—perhaps Kim’s most notorious facial feature—lashes will be key! She loves a full fringe and her wedding day will be no different. To achieve the enviable look of lots and lots of lashes, I would recommend curling lashes and coating with a volumizing formula. She could also add individual lashes to the outer corners of her eyes for an even greater wow factor. To complete her signature eye, Kim should opt for a smoky shadow on the lid, accented by a shimmery highlighter on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes.
Lips: Kim’s sultry bridal beauty will be highlighted with a soft, shiny lip. I think a muted, shimmery nude would be a perfect pick (I’d recommend Laura Geller Light Beams in Skinny Dip).
Face: Kim’s skin is always flawless and will likely be true to form on her wedding day. A perfect, creamy complexion with a pinch of color on the cheeks will steal the show.
Alice Atakhanian: Romantic
The key is to feel beautiful and celebrate your own uniqueness for any romantic look.
Eyes: The right eye makeup, can give the appearance of large eyes like Kim’s. Kim also uses false lashes—a full strip and individual lashes for emphasis. A blended color palette of vanilla, baby pink and mauve on the lids, layered with a dark burgundy blended into the crease. I’d use black eyeliner on both top and bottom (thicker on top than bottom), and smudging the line as close as possible to the lower lash. Add beige eyeliner inside the eyes for a romantic look.
Lips: Using a color that matches her lips, I’d line the lip and then fill in with pastel shades, followed by gloss.
Face: I’d use a color stick foundation and then spray Dinair Airbrush on top for a long-lasting application. For blush, I would use deep roses and a variety of pinks and then add bronzer to the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin for a floral shimmer.
Photo credits: Kim Kardashian: David_Shankbone/Flickr; classic makeup: Christelsie Johnson; romantic makeup: Alice Atakhanian
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