Kendall Jenner is renowned for having flawless makeup and model features. I tried to recreate her undoubtably most famous makeup look: the red lip.
I love the Kardashian’s makeup. They always have amazing contoured faces and huge fluttery lashes. The Kardashian’s obviously have highly trained and refined makeup artists so there is no way I will be near that standard. I have just found a “sort of easy” way to recreate the Kendall look.
Here it is:
I started off with a bare face. I made sure it was clean and ready to paint with makeup. Although. My eyebrows are done in this picture, I already had filled my eyebrows in with the Anastasia brow pomade.
Next up I used primer to prepare my face for the base makeup. I used the Benefit Porefessional.
Next up I took to my trusty tinted moisturiser. Kendall’s makeup never looks cakey so to make sure I didn’t look like a Victoria sponge I opted for the lighter option of a tinted moisturiser. The tinted moisturiser by Bobbi Brown doesn’t give a large amount of coverage but it always leaves a great finish.
I then took to my trusty Collection Lasting perfection to add to the coverage. I find that this concealer lasts me ages and always does a brilliant job. I applied the concealer in 2 large triangles under my eyes, around that base of my nose, and alone the bridge of my nose.
On top of my concealer, before blending, I like to add a liquid highlighter to give my face some glow. This technique is called strobing when only a highlighter is used. I used the Benefit High Beam highlighter. I put the liquid on top of the triangles under my eyes and between my eyebrows in an upside down triangle shape. I also put some liquid along the bridge of my nose.
I then used my Helen E foundation skin smoother palette to contour. This is suppose to be the colour of my skin tone. I am a pale British citizen who does unfortunately not have beautiful olive tan skin. I did however find a good use for the product which is to contour. I took my Bobbi Brown foundation brush again to draw a half moon shape on my forehead, two triangles on my cheeks just under my cheekbones and alone my jawline. I also drew two thin lines along the sides of my nose to give the appearance of a slimmer nose.
I added to my contour with a powder bronzer. I used a Nars Steven Klein palette which has various colours in.
After adding a touch of pink to my cheeks, I added a glimmer of powder highlight. Kendall always looks glowing so lots of highlighter is essential. I used the Revolution Highlighting palette. I used the champagne colour as it compliments my skin tone. Adding the powder on top of the liquid highlighter by Benefit makes the highlight stand out more.
I used my fan brush from Elf Cosmetics to highlight. This brush is super cheap and absoloutley amazing! I highlighted the top of my cheekbone and the bridge of my nose. I also like to highlight between my eyebrows and slighting onto my forehead.
After making myself look glowing, my eyes were in need of a bit of glamour. I used my Naked 2 palette for this job. Underneath my powder shadow, I added a base of cream eyeshadow. I like to create a base for the powder to stick to and the Topshop cream metallic eye shadows seem to do this job seamlessly.
On top of this gold colour I added a shimmery cream colour called “bootycall”. To apply this I used my Real Techniques eyeshadow brush. I then added eyeryones favourite brown onto my crease: “busted”. I used circle motions to ensure blending occurred. I worked my way out of the crease ever so slightly to give my eyes a more rounded effect, similar to Kendall’s. In the corners of my eyes i added a touch of “copper” because in Kendall’s eye makeup she has a coppery corner of her eye.
Next, I added my eyelashes. I recently invested in some new false eyelashes because my older pairs were getting lonely as I only seemed to have one each. Oops! I decided to buy the Eyelure Fleur DeForce eyelashes which are great because they are 3/4 length instead of full length. I always find eyelashes to be too long and I don’t like trimming them in case they become too small.
I applied the eyelashes with the glue provided in the pack. I used my tweezers to apply for ease. Fiddling around with tiny eyelashes with your fingers is never a good idea so I would always reccomend using tweezers. When applying the lashes, add a layer of glue along the black ridge. Then wait for 20-30 seconds before applying to prevent the eyelashes slipping around your eye lids.
Finally to add the famous touch to the Kendall look: lipstick. I used the Chanel rouge allure velvet lipstick. I love this lipstick. I was gifted it by a friend on my birthday which was extremely generous! And ever since getting it I have loved it, it is a lovely texture and goes on nicely.
The final look should in some way resemble Kendall’s famous red lip look! This look is great for an evening out or an event.
Here is the final look on myself:
Primer: Porefessional Benefit
Tinted moisturiser: Bobbi Brown
Concealer: Collection lasting perfection
Contour: Helen E skin smoother palette
Powder contour: Laguna Bronzer Nars
Blusher: Steven Klein palette rose pink
Highlighter: Revolution champagne colour
base lid: gold cream colour Topshop
lid: bootycall Naked 2 Urban Decay
crease: busted Naked 2 Urban Decay
Eyelashes: Eyelure Fleur De Force
Eyeliner: Scandaleyes kohl liner black
Mascara: Full fat lashes Charlotte Tilbury
Foundation brush: Bobbi Brown
Sponge: Beauty blender
Bronzer: Nars Kabuki
Blusher: Real techniques blush brush
Highlighter fan brush: Elf
Eyeshadow: Real Techniques eyeshadow brush
I love this look and I will definitely be recreating it!
Have fun playing with the look!
Thanks for reading 🙂
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