Love or hate the Kardashians, I think Kendall and Kylie (Kris and Bruce Jenner’s youngest daughters) are major it-girls for their age. Their style, heavily documented on their Instagram’s, is enviable and their makeup is always on-par. While Kendall typically goes for a lighter look, Kylie loves her winged liner and bold lip. And, of course, as Kardashian’s, she’s wears a killer contour on the daily. This particular look is from a movie premiere she did, but she more or less wears this same look on a day-to-day basis, and while it may be too heavy for most, it’s a great party or special event look.


If you look closely at her face, the light sections are very light and so the dark contours are very obvious. I’d recommend going for a foundation/BB cream/tinted moisturizer that is one or to shades lighter than your skin– with the heavy contouring, your face could end up orange-y otherwise. With a also lighter concealer, cover up any redness and under-eye circles. Set with a powder–a light diffusing option will perfect your skin even more.


CONTOUR, CONTOUR, CONTOUR! Using a greyish bronze shade (not a bronzer though!), contour your cheekbones, forehead, sides of the nose and under the jawline, making sure to blend thoroughly. Now going in with a bronzer, apply, with a much fluffier brush, to the cheeks, forehead and nose, avoiding the very tip. I would personally, in a very Kylie fashion, skip the blush for this look, to highlight your now FABULOUS bone structure.

From left to right: Clio Waterproof Pen Liner in Kill Black, Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame, Nars Bronzer in Laguna.


Nothing too complicated here, just fill in as per usual to get a full, well arched brow.


As I said, Kylie seems to love her cat-eyes. Start with a wash of a yellow-toned matte shadow (lighter than your skin tone but not white). This will make the liner pop. Now with a pen-tip liquid liner, start off creating two identical lines flicking out from where your top and bottom lash lines meet at the outsides. Once you’re happy with those, make them into triangles, then continue right into the inner corners of your eyes. The actual wing in this look is quite thin and the usual liner across the lash line is a bit thicker. Finish with a pair of relatively natural false lashes and one or two coats of mascara on both the upper and lower lash lines.


Following the usual protocol for a dark lip, you’ll want to do a scrub and moisturize beforehand for smooth results. Using a currant-toned lip liner, trace the outer shape of your lips, then fill in completely once your content with the shape you’ve made. Using a lip brush, apply your lipstick as precisely as possible. Blot. And repeat with the lipstick.

And that’s all kids! Be sure to check out Kylie’s Instagram and Tumblr, they’re both surprisingly really good.

–Anna Raponi

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