BreBeauty Breakdown: Kim Kardashian Wedding Makeup


Kim Kardashian Wedding Makeup Look 1

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In this post I breakdown Kim Kardashian’s wedding day makeup  using M.A.C. and NARS cosmetics…

What you will need:

Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup | Look 2

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  1. Moisturize and use NARS primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush apply your NARS Sheer Glow Foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush, set your makeup completely with the pressed powder.
  2. Using a large fluffy powder brush, apply M.A.C. Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep as a bronzer to warm up the skin. Apply everywhere the sun would hit you naturally, the bony prominences of the face-nose, chin, temple and forehead blending up into the hairline. To sculpt and slim your face, apply the brown powder directly under your cheekbones to contour, blending softly into the foundation and powder. You don’t want any harsh obvious lines or stripes, be sure to blend everything together. Using a large fluffy powder brush, smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Amour blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush. Using a highlighting brush apply Albatross powder to the tops of your cheekbones to highlight, blending into a backward C shape from the outer edge of your eye to your cheekbone. Also apply the highlighting powder to the cupids bow (above the top lip), the bridge of the nose, as well as the collarbones. This shimmer will catch the light and sculpt your features beautifully.
  3. Using a synthetic bristle brush, apply cream eye shadow in Sublime Nature all over the lid up to the eyebrows as well-this important step will intensify the eye shadow you apply on top of it, as well as make your eye shadow crease proof.  Using a soft and dense eye shadow brush, apply the lighter eye shadow from the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Star Sailor to the lid and slightly up to the crease, but not above it, following the natural shape of the eye socket. You want the majority of the color and product to be on the lid with this look. Use a pencil brush to apply the darker shade from the NARS Eyeshadow Duo to the crease, following the natural shape around your eye socket. Intensify the shadow on the outer corner until you achieve the desired intensity. Using a soft, fluffy natural bristle brush, apply Shroom as your brow bone highlighter as well as in the tear duct for an eye opening effect. Using a clean tapered blending brush, softly blend the lid, crease, and brow bone eye shadows together until you achieve the desired color, shape, and effect.
  4. Using M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved, starting at the outer lashes and working your way in, apply a thin, tight line to the upper lashes. Drawing the line thinner as you reach the inner corner and tear duct. You can go over the line to smooth it out, even out any mistakes, and make a slightly thicker line on the outer edge. Again, you want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye. You really want to deposit the product at the base of the lashes, making the lashes look thick and lush and further defining the eye. You will also be applying a thin line of liquid eye liner with this look.
  5. Using a pencil brush and both shades from the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Star Sailor, apply the shades to your lower lash line, smudging the eye shadows into the lower lashes, smoking out the line to achieve the desired effect. You want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye. Concentrate on the outer edge and draw the line thinly, bringing it in towards the inner corner of the eye.  Blend and smoke out the two colors together to achieve the desired look.
  6. Curl your lashes with the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Get as far back to the eyelid as possible (without pinching!) and pump the curler for ten seconds to really lock in the curl. Apply NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
  7. Using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, carefully remove the lashes. Apply a thin but substantial amount of glue to the base of the lashes, (I apply a little extra on the inner and outer edges) wait twenty seconds for the glue to become tacky, and then apply the lashes. These lashes add a glamorous and eye opening effect. You want to place the lashes just on top of your own natural ones; you can hold them in place and give them a moment to set up before you proceed. The glue goes on white but dries clear. Once the lashes and subsequent glue have dried, gently apply a thin line of liquid eye liner just on top of your false lashes from the inner corner, gradually thickening the line as you go toward the outer corners. Wing the liner up and out for a cat eye effect. The liquid liner will help make your false lashes look more natural and blend in with your own natural lashes.
  8. Use a synthetic bristle angle brush to lightly fill in your brows with M.A.C. eye shadow in Coquette. Use short, upward strokes- you’re creating a shadow effect, the illusion that there is slightly more hair.
  9. Line and fill in the lips completely with M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Subculture.
  10. Apply a coat of Ravishing lipstick, blot the lipstick on a coffee filter, and apply a second coat of lipstick. Top it off with a coat of Richer, Lusher Cremesheen Glass to complete the Kim Kardashian bridal look.

Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup | Look 5

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Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup | Look 4

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What did you think of Kim Kardashian’s wedding day makeup? Did you like it? Were you surprised she didn’t do something more dramatic? I happened to love the fresh and pretty look. It’s classic and timeless and clearly photographs beautifully, I also love how it worked with her other dresses and hairstyles. What did you think of Kim’s wedding overall?


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4 Responses to BreBeauty Breakdown: Kim Kardashian Wedding Makeup

  1. Sam says:

    Wow, this is great. Love it!

  2. Danielle says:

    I love this breakdown more than nutella. More than mascara. More than sephora!

  3. Teri Roughen says:

    Hi Bre-
    What did you think of her overall look for the wedding?

  4. Maggie says:

    What is that God-forsaken thing on her head?

    She still looks pretty. I guess $10 mil goes a long way. This is a prime example of what is wrong with America imo. I will be damned if I’d buy a magazine to see her pictures, effectively paying for her wedding. I give it 18 months.

    Great breakdown Bre, her makeup does look great.

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