How to Recreate Kim Kardashian's Makeup, Complete With Contour

21 Materials
20 Minutes

Today, I’m going to be doing the Kim Kardashian makeup look that everyone has been talking about. If you want to know how to do Kim Kardashian-inspired makeup, get ready cause I’m jumping straight into it. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Brow powder
  • Brow gel
  • Spoolie
  • Makeup brushes
  • Concealer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Gel eyeliner
  • False lashes
  • Primer
  • Liquid shimmer
  • Foundation 
  • Cream contour
  • Undereye corrector
  • Setting powder
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter
  • Blush
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Liquid lipstick
Defining and filling in brows

1. Define and fill in your brows

To start, I’m using a soft brown brow powder and I’m focusing on creating a rounded arch. It’s a very bold but slight arch. Gradually add the brow powder until you get the desired boldness. 

Setting brows with brow gel

2. Set your brows

To set my brows, I’m just using a brow gel and brushing that on with a spoolie. 

Priming eyelids with a light concealer

3. Prime your eyelids

Use a light concealer to prime your eyelids. You only need a little bit to even out the discoloration on your eyelids and you can use it to clean up your brows too.

Applying a soft peach eyeshadow as a base

4. Apply eyeshadow

For my eyes, I’m starting with a soft peach shade and applying that all over my lid, crease, and brow bone to set the concealer. 

Applying a gold shimmery eyeshadow to the brow bone

Then, use a slightly golder, shimmery shade to apply to the brow bone and dust a bit of it over your lid. 

Applying a medium eyeshadow shade in the crease

Use a medium shade to pop in your crease. I like to look down and apply wherever I have that hollow indent. You can also just look straight out and define it that way. 

Applying shimmery eyeshadow to the lid

Finally, grab that same shimmery, gold shade and apply that to the center of your lid, and then top it off with a browner, more glittery shade. 

Drawing a wing with matte black eyeshadow

5. Create a wing with eyeshadow and eyeliner

Grab a matte black eyeshadow and define a wing on your lids. I prefer to start with eyeshadow because if you mess up, it’s really easy to wipe away and it acts as a guide for where you want to place the gel liner. 

How to create Kim Kardashian makeup looks

Apply that next. Make sure to take your time with this.

Kim Kardashian eye makeup

Use a fluffy, small flat shadow brush and lightly smoke out that liner. Don’t bring it up too much. Blend it out just enough that you can tell it’s a smoky liner. 

Applying false lashes

6. Add falsies

After you finish your eyeliner, pop on some false lashes. 

Prepping skin with primer

7. Prep your skin for foundation

Apply a primer to your face. 

Applying a liquid shimmer before foundation

Then go in with a liquid shimmer to add some extra glow to your skin. I’m adding this underneath my foundation because I don’t want it to be dewy, but I also want it to peek through my foundation. 

Applying shimmer to the collarbone and shoulder area

I also applied some of it to my collarbone and shoulder area for an overall glowy vibe.

Applying a semi-matte foundation with a sponge

8. Apply foundation

For my foundation, I went for one that would give me a semi-matte, natural look. 

Kim Kardashian contour makeup tutorial

9. Contour

For the ultimate Kim Kardashian makeup look, you have to contour, right? So, I went in with a cream contour stick for a quick bronze. Apply to your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and the tip of your nose.

Blending the contour with a brush

I wanted something a little bit warmer, so I went in with this dark concealer shade. 

Correcting dark circles under the eyes

10. Correct dark circles

To correct your dark circles, use an undereye brightening corrector concealer with a peachy pink undertone. This helps cancel out the blue in your dark circles.

Kim Kardashian makeup tutorial

Then, use a prolonged wear concealer again if your dark circles are pretty bad. 

Setting making with a white-yellow setting powder mix

11. Set your makeup

To set, use a mix of a white and yellow undertone setting powder to make sure you still look highlighted but don’t look ashy. 

Applying black eyeliner to lash lines

12. Apply black eyeliner to lash lines

The real key to getting the Kim Kardashian eye makeup look is to use a black eyeliner pencil to completely coat both your upper and lower lash lines. 

Connecting the upper and lower lash line

Then use it to connect your lower lash with your upper eyeliner. Continue to smoke it out and connect everything.  

Extending the eyeliner to the inner corners

Kim extends the eyeliner out to the inner corner of her eye. My eyes don’t look good with it so I smoked it out.

Applying a powder bronzer

13. Use a bronzer to bronze and contour

I used a powdered bronzer to bronze and contour. 

Cleaning up the contour with yellow-toned powder

To clean up the contour, I just went back in with the yellow-toned powder. 

Highlighting on the cheekbones

14. Highlight

Apply a yellow golden highlight to your cheekbones, forehead, and chin. 

Applying blush to the cheeks with a brush

15. Apply blush

Apply blush to your cheeks. 

Lining the lips with pencil

16. Line your lips and add lipstick

For your lips, start by lining them with a lip pencil.

Applying a nude lipstick

Then, apply a true nude lipstick to the center of your lips and blend it out.

Topping the lips with liquid lipstick

Top it off with liquid lipstick.

Kim Kardashian makeup

Kim Kardashian makeup tutorial

That’s the finished Kim Kardashian makeup tutorial and here’s the final look. I think it looks pretty close to Kim's photoshoot and I love the dramatic eyeliner. I hope you liked it and let me know how it worked out for you!

Products used:


  • ABH Brow Powder “Dark Brown”
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Gel 3


  • MAC ProLong Wear Concealer NW20
  • ABH Shadow Couture Palette - Soft Peach, Morocco, Bellini, Spoiled, Noir
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner
  • Nubounsom Lashes "Russian Black"
  • Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Pencil
  • MAC Extra Dimension Gigablack Lash Mascara


  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter
  • Iconic London Illuminator Drops Original
  • Elcie Micro Silque Foundation - Natural
  • Benefit Brightening Concealer 02
  • Benefit Quickie Contour Stick
  • La Girl Pro Conceal - Toast
  • RCMA Translucent Powder
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Rimmel Bronzer 022
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Smash Box Spotlight Highlighting Palette
  • MAC Melba Blush


  • MAC Stripdown Lip Pencil
  • Dose of Colors Lipstick - Lip It Up
  • Kim Kardashian x Kylie Cosmetics Creme Liquid Lip - Kimberly

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Join the conversation
  • Dawn English Dawn English on May 04, 2022

    You did a fantastic job. I don’t know how long it took you but I know it was longer than it took me to read the tutorial. I just wish I had the time to get ready and put on all of the make up used to get that glamorous look. Then I just wish I had somewhere to go! You are beautiful with or without the make up! But thank you for showing me some new methods of getting a glow on!!!

  • Leslie Leslie on May 05, 2022

    Well done tutorial. Thank you for sharing your expertise.