How to Get Glam A La Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner’s glam is anything but simple— it’s estimated that she uses 18 products to achieve her everyday makeup look. So yesterday— after inhaling endless amounts of stuffing, mashed potatoes and a little bit of pecan pie— my cousin Helayne (my beautiful makeup model) and I decided to do a little experiment. We wanted to see if I (a regular person) could recreate one of Kylie Jenner’s signature glam looks: cool-toned taupe-y pink lips, natural eyes with a touch of shimmer on the lid and of course a super dramatic lash. I’m not a professional makeup artist or a YouTube beauty guru so needless to say I was skeptical about completing the task to-a-T. To prepare myself to recreate Kylizzle’s glam look I scrolled through her Instagram page, watched a couple a lot of makeup tutorials on her app and scoured through my makeup collection to gather the best and some of the same products that she uses. After setting up all of the tools and making sure we had the perfect lighting I set out to complete my mission. See below to read about how it all went down.

 

  1. To create that super flawless canvas that Kylie always has I mixed Makeup Forever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation in Y117 and Y120. After mixing the shades on the back of my hand I went in with a damp Beauty Blender and pressed the foundation into her skin. I really blended it out to make sure she didn’t look cake-y.
  1. After finishing the foundation application, I started on the eyes. I noticed that one of Kylie’s makeup artists, Hrush Acheyman, uses tape to create a super clean cat eye effect on the eyes. I’ve actually been doing this for years and love it. I placed the tape on the outer portion of her eye and tucked it below her lower lash line then started on the shadow. I placed a cream colored shadow from the Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nudes eye shadow palette all over the lid then went in with two matte brown shadows in the crease. Kylie always has a very defined matte crease so it’s important to layer the shades to create a seamless effect. My tip for this is to blend, blend and blend some more.
  1. After the crease was complete, I went in with a black shadow from the same Bobbi Brown palette and using an angled brush created a slight wing. I actually LOVED the look that this gives. It defines the lashes without looking intense like it would if you used a liquid or gel liner.
  1. Next, I took two Colourpop shadows in the shades Koosh and Crimper. I focused Koosh, a silvery champagne shade all over the lid and kept Crimper, a golden color, more towards the inner corners of the eyes for a slight gradient effect.
  1. After the eyes were mostly done, I went back in with NARS Radiant Creamy concealer in the shade Vanilla. Kylie always has a super bright under eye so I made sure to include it in this glam look. I placed the concealer in a V-shape under the eyes, down the bridge of the nose, between the brows and a little on the chin. Then blended with the same beauty blender I used earlier and set with Chanel translucent powder.
  1. For Kylie’s chiseled cheekbones, I took Charlotte Tilbury’s Film Star Bronze & Glow in the shade light/medium around the face focusing it in the hollows of her cheeks. To really emphasize the contour, I took Mac’s Bone Beige Sculpting powder on the same brush and placed it only on the backs of the cheeks. After the contour was done, I took the highlighter shade in the Charlotte Tilbury palette and swept it on the tops of the cheeks, down the bridge of the nose and a little on the chin.
  1. To finish off the eyes, I took the same two matte brown shades I used earlier on a pencil brush and applied them to the lower lash line, swiped on one coat of L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara and popped on some Ardell 120 lashes.
  2. To fill-in and define her brows I took an angled brush with a light brown eye shadow. After filling in her brows I took a spoolie and brushed her brow hairs upwards to blend the product in.
  3. Before applying Kylie’s taupe-y pink lip, I doused Helayne’s face in MAC Fixed Plus to ensure the powders melded into her skin
  4. To create Kylie’s signature lip color, I mixed two Colourpop Lippie Stix’s in Tootsi (a greige-y purple color) and Oh Snap (a light mauve pink). I focused Tootsi on the outer portion of the lips and applied Oh Snap in the center feathering it out.

 

The final look:

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It took about an hour to recreate Kylie’s glam. I’m really happy with the results and while I obviously won’t be doing this on myself everyday I think it’s such a pretty makeup look for night time or a special occasion.

 

What do you think of the final look? Do you think we achieved Kylie’s glam? Let me know in the comments below!

xox,

amanda brooke

Smell-Good Sunday: A Peak Inside my Fragrance Wardrobe

My love affair with fragrance all began when my mother came home with a glistening bottle of Annick Goutal Petite Cherie Eau de Parfum—a present from my great aunt Ethel. The second my nose came in contact with the fruity floral aroma I was met with an overwhelming feeling of delight. Your fragrance choice is not only the finishing touch before you head out the door or an identifying factor when you walk into a room, but it also evokes a feeling of nostalgia. RALPH by Polo Ralph Lauren reminds me of my middle school days while Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb brings me back to my high school graduation and of course Chanel Chance Eau Tendre fills me with the happy nerves that I felt on the first day of my internship at Women’s Wear Daily. While I do have my staple scents every few months I get a whiff of a new perfume that makes its way into my fragrance wardrobe. Here’s a peak at some of my old and new favorite scents from my perfume collection.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre: My current every day scent that I often mix with other perfumes for a fabulous fragrance cocktail (expect a post on this soon). The perfume embodies the ultimate fruity floral fragrance with notes of grapefruit, jasmine and musk.

Photo Credit: Chanel.com
                                                    Photo Credit: Chanel.com

 Chloé Roses De Chloé: To be honest I haven’t been a fan of many Chloé fragrances. I generally find them to be a bit too heavy. This all changed when I received a sample of Roses de Chloé with a Sephora.com order almost two years ago. As the name suggests the fragrance boasts notes of fresh-cut roses along with bergamot, white musk and amber creating a delicate floral aroma. Bottom line: this is not your grandmother’s rose perfume, but a more modern take on a classic.

Photo Credit: Sephora.com
                                               Photo Credit: Sephora.com

NEST Indigo: This is a newer addition to my scent stash and unlike  anything else I own. The warm inviting scent contains Moroccan Tea, Kashmir Wood and black cardamom topped with fig and bergamot. It has a sweet quality to it, but isn’t sickly. The only downside is that the scent doesn’t linger on the skin for too long. I recommend spritzing on your wrists and behind your ears before a date or a night out.

Photo Credit: NestFragrances.com
                                    Photo Credit: NestFragrances.com

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne: Jo Malone makes some of my all time favorite scents: from Pomegranate Noir to Red Currant & Cream (limited edition, sadly) to Wood Sage & Sea Salt. My top choice from the line is the ultra-feminine floral Peony & Blush Suede. The cologne is made up of a mix of peonies, red apple and rose. I love wearing this during the spring and summertime as it doesn’t turn sour when met with humidity.

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                              Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com

CAUDALÍE Thé des Vignes Eau de Toilette: This under-the-radar fragrance from Caudalie—the brand is known for its use of ingredients from the founder’s vineyard in Bordeaux, France— is one of the most complex scents in my collection. Upon first whiff you’re met with a light fresh fragrance, but once it dries down the notes of ginger, orange blossom and jasmine become more prominent. Another day-to-night option I suggest that everyone check out.

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                            Photo Credit: Lookfantastic.com

Let me know the contents of your perfume collection in comments below.

xox,

amanda brooke