Bombshell Makeup Techniques

Kim Kardashian is a bombshell, and her make-up is quite possibly the most difficult part of her look. Unless you are a master of highlights and lowlights, it is super easy to get confused as to how she does her make-up the way that she does. This kind of face is meant to brighten the eyes, while making them more stark and angular, along with your face. Here is a step by step guide on how to get your make up like Kim’s so you can have the boys flocking at your 5 inch heels.


First you want to start out with a white primer on the lid. This adds an automatic highlight to anything that will be applied later, and therefore it is a very important step. This holds your make-up in place and prepares the surface of your lid for the various supplies applied on it. It is always good to do the liquid foundation of powder before the eyes, so that if you have any loose eye-shadow in unwanted places, you can just do touch ups.

Take a cream shadow in a matte grey, and in a diagonal line of about a half an inch, apply a line to the outer edge of the eyelid, swoop over to the outer edge of the line area on the top lid, then the bottom outer lining area. This is just a method of creating a crisp line to start your highlighting with. Blend it in toward your inner eyelid, and then it’s on to the next step.

Get a shimmery grey eye shadow and blend it into the center of your eye, using some in the outer edges of your eyelid, but not too much. This should create a gradation effect of darker to lighter.

Take a shimmery silver color and dab it gently over the corners of your eyes. Blend it lightly in with the shimmery grey shadow, and then take whatever is left on your grey brush and blend it all in a bit. This should make your eyes look drastic, but don’t worry, it will be paired with things much more subtle.

Clean up any smudged areas with the concealer, making the eyes look clean and brightening the outer areas of their eyes. For the face, gently contour the checks and jaw with a bronzer on your temples, the hollows of your cheeks, and your jawline. Finish it off with a nude lipstick and a clear lip gloss, so as not to draw too much attention to the mouth and to draw the eye upwards.

Some side tips: Do not pair this with a dark lipstick or a bright color, it will contrast too deeply and your features will get lost in the shuffle. This kind of make-up goes well with any hairstyles, but try not to wear it with straight bangs, as the makeup could irritate the eyes as the bangs brush over it. To try and prevent this from happening, try a make-up spray that keeps your look in place, if you don’t have that, hairspray will do as well.


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  1. Thank you for sharing…I love Kim’s eye make up.

  2. Thanks Marie!

  3. This is a great post! Lots of great advice and tips. I do love Kim’s eyes–can’t walk in those high heels, though! :-)

  4. Great tips! I, too, like a white eyeshadow base. :)

  5. This is such an informative post! Can’t wait to try some of it out.. I think Kim is beautiful

  6. I love the bombshell look! But I’d pass on the killer 5-inch heels, LOL

  7. I have a Kim K. makeup tutorial saved in my YouTube favorites since forever! It’s my go-to for a night out when you really want to play up your features.

  8. Very Pretty! Thanks for the tips.

  9. I used to think the Kardashian’s were….I dunno, boring, over exposed or something, but seriously, what I wouldn’t give to look like Kim or have the perfection her makeup does. That absolutely exquisite skin look. Just perfect.

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