11 Hot Tips From Kylie Jenner's Makeup Artist

by ModaMob
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20 Minutes

Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist, Ariel, gives his step by step guide on how to achieve a flawless look.

Follow along for his makeup tips and tricks to achieve Kylie Jenner-level perfection!

Tools and materials:

  • Eye cream
  • Various makeup brushes
  • Beauty blender
  • Liquid illuminator
  • Beauty oil
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
  • Brow pencil with spoolie brush
  • Bronze eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow for smokey eyes
  • Mascara
  • Contour
  • Lip liner
  • Darker lip color
  • Lighter lip gloss
Applying eye cream

1. The importance of eye cream

Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist always uses eye cream beneath the eyes before applying concealer as this helps hydrate and moisturize the skin and reduce wrinkles and lines.

2. How to get perfect glowy skin

Stop using your highlighter on the top layer.

Instead, use a liquid illuminator underneath your foundation because this gives your skin a beautiful, glowy finish.

You can also mix a bit of beauty oil in with your foundation so that it glides more smoothly on your skin.

Applying skin makeup

3. For the perfect highlighted concealer

Always apply concealer after foundation to avoid smudging and blending out the concealer onto places you don't need it. 

Some makeup artists will do the opposite order, so try out both methods and see what works best for you!


4. Always blend down the neck

When wearing lower cut shirts, always blend your foundation down the neck and decolletage area.

Even a little on the ears if you like to keep your face and body looking the same shade.


5. How to properly bake under the eyes

When baking (applying concealer and loose powder under the eyes to reduce creasing), avoid putting powder directly underneath the eyes as it can settle into fine lines and accentuate wrinkles.

Make sure to leave a small space between your eyes and the area you're baking.

Baking under eyes

6. How to properly bake the jawline

When baking along the jawline, it always helps to give a little no-teeth smile and use the edges of your lips as a guideline for baking.

Baking jawline

7. Getting the perfect brow

Brush your brows down and then fill in the top of the brow for a more natural effect only using soft strokes.

Doing brows

After you’re satisfied with how you filled in the gaps, brush the brow hair back in place. 

Doing brows

Lightly carve out the brows using a concealer.

Doing brows

Then set underneath and on the brows with a translucent setting powder. 

Doing brows

8. Bring back brightness to a smokey eye

When doing a smokey eye look, using a bronze eyeliner to tightline the upper and lower waterline.

This brings back luminosity and brightness to the eyes, especially if you have brown eyes.

Applying eye makeup

Here are Ani’s eyes after applying the bronze eyeliner, smokey eyeshadow and mascara:

Eye makeup

9. Apply your makeup with a light hand

Now it’s time to clean Ani up! Ariel recommends always applying your makeup with a light hand and going slowly!

This will give you the most flattering finish that looks natural and won't tug on the skin, which would potentially create wrinkles.

Applying makeup lightly

Contouring was much easier now since we already carved out the guidance when we did the baking. 


10. For poutier lips

If you want sexy, pouty Kylie Jenner lips, give yourself a feline lip on the outer corners, then gradually start to overdraw the lip line just slightly at the center of the lips, towards the cupid's bow and the middle of the lower lip. 

If you have extra time, use multiple shades of a similar color on the lips to create an even fuller look.

Start from the darkest shade at the outer edges and layer the lip colors working towards the center with a lighter shade. 

Here we’re overlining near the cupid’s bow:

Making lip makeup

Now we’re applying the darker shade starting with the third at the edges:

Making lip makeup

Now we’re applying a light gloss at the middle of the lips:

Making lip makeup

11. Making sure your lipstick doesn't bleed

If you want a very clean looking lip line, always use concealer to clean up the outer edges of the lips. 

Making lip makeup

After following all of Ariel’s tips that he uses to do Kylie Jenner’s makeup, here’s the final look: 

Makeup inspired by Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist

Makeup inspired by Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist

Will you try out these tips from Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist? Let us know which tip you found to be most helpful in the comments below.

Next, check out 3 Natural Beauty Hacks Inspired by Priyanka Chopra.

Suggested materials:
  • Eye cream
  • Various makeup brushes
  • Beauty blender
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