Whether or not you’re a fan of Kim Kardashian doesn’t matter because one thing is for sure: there’s just no denying that she is a true innovator when it comes to trailblazing the latest and greatest trends in makeup. Let’s all just admit it: Kim’s makeup is worthy of our endless adoration. Our girl gets pampered by some of Hollywood’s top celeb makeup artists and she’s learned a few valuable tricks of the trade in the process. Kim is undoubtedly our celebrity go-to-girl when it comes to all things glam - and for good reason. Kim K. takes great pride in always looking on point, perfecting her flawless beauty routine and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to finding the right combination of cosmetics to accentuate all of her best features. Kim is even responsible for inspiring thousands of online tutorials and step-by-step guides for people who wish to achieve her iconic look all on their own. If you are one of the many who strive to emulate Kim Kardashian’s signature makeup regimen, look no further. Here are 15 products you can buy right now to be makeup twins with Kim K.
15 Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
We all know that the secret to soft flaw-free skin is to invest in a super amazing moisturizer. When it comes to moisturizing her famous face, Kim makes it her top priority before starting with her makeup application. If you’re wondering which moisturizer wins the top spot for Mrs. Kardashian West, the answer is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. Kim thinks this stuff is pure gold and frankly, we can’t wait to try it for ourselves. This product comes in a variety of sizes, with the cheapest (and smallest) bottle retailing at $19.50, which is pretty do-able as far as we’re concerned. Kim’s sister Khloe also is an avid user of Kiehl’s personal products, so you know this line must be damn good if it gets two Kardashians giving it their coveted stamp of approval. A great moisturizer should be a staple in everyone’s beauty routine, so if you’re looking for one to try, take Kim’s advice and check this one out.
14 Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Kim is the undisputed queen of contouring, as she paved the way for the contour trend to really take off over the last couple of years. If you aren’t familiar with this technique, it’s simply a way to add subtle definition to certain areas of your face using a combination of dark and light hues. If you haven’t tried contouring yet, trust us – it will make a huge difference and will definitely take your look to a whole new level. While there are a seemingly endless number of contouring sticks and kits on the market, the one that Kim herself recommends is by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This super convenient pallet consists of six different shades of powders with both matte and shimmer finishes. The kit features three highlighting and three bronzing shades that appear to be user-friendly and will work with a wide range of skin tones. In addition to Kim loving this product, this wonderful little gem has gotten rave reviews from makeup artists and everyday users alike.
13 Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder
If you aren’t quite a makeup expert like Kim and are confused about what exactly banana powder is, don’t worry, it’s a pretty well-kept secret in the beauty world. This product has long been used as theatrical makeup but made a huge splash on to the mainstream scene once Kim mentioned it. Banana powder is a translucent setting powder that can be used to set your foundation, eliminate shine, and cover up those dreaded under-eye circles. This powder can even be incorporated into your contour and highlight routine. Long story short – this powerful powder has a wide range of uses and it’s pretty spectacular if you ask us. Banana powder does come in several shades, but the banana shade is definitely what Kim uses – specifically to neutralize the area under her eyes. It can totally be applied as a valuable last step for setting your final look. With this stuff, you’ll definitely be well on your way to looking just as fabulous as Kim does in no time!
12 Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
Where would Kim Kardashian be without her trademark golden tan? When it comes to mastering the art of getting herself the perfect bronzy glow without spending all of her time in the sun, Kim knows exactly what product to reach for. The star is definitely fond of the Hoola Matte Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics. This adorable little bronzer and brush set is relatively inexpensive, retailing at just under $30. This product is sure to go a long way, especially for the price! Kim’s makeup artist would never be without it, and that’s how we know it’s a total winner. This product has over a thousand positive user reviews so it’s safe to say that Kim isn’t the only one who really loves it. The reality TV vixen’s makeup artist said he brushes a bit of this bodacious bronzer on her cheekbones for a bit of extra definition. We love a good bronzer, and we’re totally more than intrigued by anything Kim picks out.
11 Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda Tinted Cream
Who could forget last summer when Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to discuss how devastated she was after Giorgio Armani discontinued her favorite foundation and she was on her last bottle. The specific product she was referring to was the Giorgio Armani Shaping Cream and even the power of Kim couldn’t make it resurface on store shelves. However, the brand replaced the product with their 'Crema Nuda' Tinted Cream and it is what Kim now uses as the next best thing. This product is definitely for the dedicated Kim K. fanatics (and those who are way into makeup) because it carries a super steep price tag of $200. What can we say; Kim is nothing short of a glam guru who knows what she likes and lives by certain products. While this one might reach far beyond most of our budgets, it’s likely to be an awesome item for a number of reasons. For starters, Kim spoke of it all on her own without compensation from anyone who wanted her endorsement. If you really are committed to Livin’ La Vida Kim, then this cream is definitely for you.
10 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Makeup aficionado Kim is loyal to brands that work best for her and that is certainly true when it comes to Giorgio Armani. Kim is an avid supporter of rocking their Luminous Silk Foundation and has a much more affordable price tag than their tinted cream. Even her younger sister Kylie can’t get enough of this smooth foundation, as she too has listed it as one of her must-have makeup products. Well, we can’t argue with that. This product retails for $62 and honestly, it definitely lives up to all the hype. To achieve her perfect shade, Kim tends to blend shades “7” and “9”, but it would be best to find the color that works best for your skin tone. One of Kim’s longtime makeup artists, Mario Dedivanovic, hosted a seminar on how to accomplish the reality star’s incredible look and listed this foundation as one of the many products he regularly used on her. This one is totally worth buying if you want to copy Kim.
9 Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter
Ever notice how Kim always has a captivating glow about her? Not many ladies may know the true value of a great highlighter – but don’t worry, Kim’s K’s got you covered. A highlighter is a makeup product that adds glow and shimmer to emphasize certain areas of the face. Typically, people add a bit of highlighter under the arch of their eyebrows, on their cheekbones, or on their eyelids for a quick way to look refreshed. The old saying “less is more” rings true when it comes to applying highlighter, because if you add too much all over your face might end up looking like a reflective disco ball. Kim’s number one choice for her favorite highlight is called Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter by Benefit Cosmetics in the color champagne. Nothing will make you look more luminous than this handy product, and best of all, it retails for just $30 so it wouldn’t be a total splurge. We definitely recommend checking it out if you want to achieve your Kardashian makeup goals.
8 Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Palette
Nobody does glam quite like Kim Kardashian does, but you can certainly try to mirror her alluring makeup style and techniques. When it comes to defining the eyes, Kim’s makeup artist is fond of using the Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Palette. This nifty handheld kit features four color-coded eyeshadows, each with their own unique purpose – to prime, enhance, pop, and add a smoky finish. There are shades of tans and browns, some of which even have some glitter for an extra boost of sparkle (and who wouldn’t want that?). The Golden Goddess Palette runs for $52, a small price to pay to look like a huge star. Kim is also a lover of “The Dolce Vita” shade of shadow by the same brand. You can definitely achieve the perfect smoky eye with this product, but you can also downplay it for a more casual daytime look, too. The possibilities are endless, just ask Kim herself!
7 MAC Liquid Liner in Boot Black
Kim is always a trendsetter when it comes to fashion and makeup and everything in between. When she’s working on her eyes, she uses MAC liquid eyeliner in the shade “Boot Black." Why liquid liner, you ask? Because it goes on smooth and can really give you a bold look. This would be the perfect product to use if you were in the mood for a cat-eye with winged-out corners or even a natural daytime office look. Depending on how you use it, you can achieve a wide range of looks with this eyeliner. It retails for just $21 which is a steal, even by Kim Kardashian’s standards. If you are in the market for a liquid liner on the cheap, there are plenty of budget-friendly eyeliners that can be found at just about any drugstore that would be just fine. Whichever one you choose, you will definitely be one step closer to being Kim’s makeup twin.
6 Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara
Our favorite celeb makeup maven knows a thing or two about accentuating her eyes and really making them take center stage when it comes to her overall look. Kim knows the importance of giving all of us eye envy, and she achieves her stunning style by using Definicils High Definition Mascara by Lancome. Kim has publicly stated, “I think Lancôme makes the best mascaras” and that this is one of her favorites. The price runs a bit higher than traditional drug store brands, retailing for $27.50, but it can be worth splurging on if you really want to imitate what’s likely sitting in Kim’s makeup bag. She may be on to something: this product is a best-seller and boasts a number of five-star reviews from those who have purchased the mascara. There’s no denying that when it comes to spotting the best products, Kim is always on top of her game.
5 Lilly Lashes by Lilly Ghalichi
Kim has made it perfectly clear that she’s a huge fan of wearing false lashes and that they are one of the key components of her everyday glam process. It’s super likely that Kim gets her lashes professionally done, but on the rare occasion that she needs a touch-up and some extra oomph, she adds some extra lashes for volume. Never one to miss an opportunity to build her brand, Kim has publicly recommended using the lashes from the Kardashian’s own makeup line, Khroma. Aside from her obvious choice, we strongly suggest checking out Lilly Lashes by Lilly Ghalichi. Yep, the girl from Shah’s of Sunset has her own line of lashes… and they’re actually amazing. Lilly’s product line consists of some incredible 3D mink lashes that have even been promoted on Instagram by Kim herself as well as Kim’s own sisters, Kourtney, Khloe, and Kylie. On top of that, even mom Kris Jenner can be seen on the Lilly Lashes website wearing a pair. While the price is kind of steep for a single pair (around $30), they definitely won’t disappoint and can be used more than once. There’s no doubt that with these, you will totally look as captivating as a Kardashian.
4 Anastasia of Beverly Hills “Brow Wiz” Pencil
Can we talk about how super-chic Kim’s eyebrows always manage to look? We know that Kim’s brow game is strong, and they+ seriously are the definition of #goals. We’re always in awe at how amazing Kim looks and her flawless eyebrows are something we all strive for. In addition to getting them professionally waxed for that perfect arch, Kim’s makeup artist swears by Anastasia of Beverly Hills’ “Brow Wiz” Eyebrow Pencil. Kim uses medium brown “in the outer corners, with a lighter color towards the nose”. This multifaceted product features a brow pencil on one end, and a useful brow brush on the other. Even better, it is relatively affordable, retailing at just $21, so you know it won’t break the bank. Of course, there are tons of cheaper options that would serve as dupes and would definitely get the job done, but if you want to be #twinning with Kim, this is the way to go.
3 MAC Lip Conditioner
Kim’s trademark look is worth millions (literally), so she has to take super good care of herself at all times. Nobody likes dry, chapped lips... especially not world-famous celebs. Kim’s go-to lip balm is none other than MAC’s Lip Conditioner, which promises to “lock in moisture and give a soft shine”. We can totally get on board with this product. It’s incredibly simple to use and can serve as a basic staple for even the most minimalist of makeup wearers. The small tube retails for $16 which is definitely affordable – especially in terms of products that someone like Kim can’t live without. It’s color-free and strictly is used to hydrate your lips and keep them photo ready at all times. This is one product that everyone can use and proves that you don’t have to get too fancy or complex when it comes to copying the star’s favorite makeup purchases. Buying this will get you one step closer to being a little more like Kim K.
2 Kevyn Aucoin Flesh Tone Lip Pencil
Who doesn’t go wild over a beautifully lined lip? When it comes to lip liner, Kim and her glam team love to use the Kevyn Aucoin Flesh Tone Lip Pencil. Kim’s undisputed go-to shade is “medium” according to Mario Dedivanovic, who often collaborates with Kim in creating her extravagant makeup looks. This high-end pencil retails for $25, which might be considered pricey for just a liner, but it’s not too bad overall. Properly lining the lips is what provides definition and makes them look plump and luscious. Kim is no stranger to rocking a stunning nude lip, and she knows how to do it well. The glamazon is known for taking over-the-top makeup trends and wearing them for every occasion (not just on the red carpet)…and we really love it. We know that anyone can add this product to their typical beauty routine with ease and look manage to amazing. Why? Because you can’t ever go wrong with a nude lip. And because Kim knows her stuff when it comes to makeup.
1 Tom Ford Lip Color
Kim’s lips are a fixture in her overall look and long before everyone was trying to have a plump pout like Kylie’s, Kim was the one we all wanted to be like. The star is a huge fan of all things Tom Ford, including his makeup line. To complete her award-winning look, Kim never leaves home without her collection of Tom Ford lipsticks. Always an innovator, Kim tends to mix unique five Tom Ford lip colors together to get her most desired shade. These lovely lipsticks retail for $53 each, so if you want to buy five different ones you are in for a pretty big bill. Kim doesn’t exactly say which shades are the ones she uses most, but we say you can never go wrong with a signature nude lip. If you really want to be bold, you can try out a vibrant red or an exotic orange, or even mix up a custom shade of your own. And then you will have what you always dreamed about: a look that is just like Kim K's!