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Kim Kardashian's top ten beauty secrets

12 APRIL 2013

While her wardrobe may divide opinion, nobody can deny that Kim Kardashian ever looks anything but flawlessly groomed.

Thanks to her stunning appearances, her name has become synonymous with glamour.

The reality TV star, who is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, has often opened up about her beauty regime and make-up tips, posting make-up tutorials on YouTube and giving candid interviews.


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HELLO! Online has compiled her top ten beauty tips:

1. Take off your make-up
"My most essential product has got to be Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes in Night Calming," Kim once said. "I need a make-up wipe at all times." Going to bed with a clean face is necessary in order to let your skin breathe. Otherwise, your pores become clogged with product, causing reactions.

2. Always wear sunscreen
When asked what the one thing she'd take to a desert island with her, Kim replied: "Sunscreen, definitely. I would never go anywhere without it." She has previously admitted that it hasn't always been an important factor in her skincare regime, but after getting severe sunburn during a holiday to Mexico in 2009, she revealed it had become one of her priorities. "It's my biggest beauty advice," she said. "I haven't always been strict on that, but it's something I've started thinking aboutmore."

3. Create contours
Kim swears by contouring using concealer, so much so that she even posted pictures on Twitter documenting the process. In order to help her fans create the look, Kim gave a step-by-step guide. "I put on all my foundation first," she said. "I powder my face, then I put on concealer, and blend it with a pink egg-like sponge. Then I contour all here – think of a three." [With her finger she draws an invisible three on the side of her face] "I go cheekbones, under chin, then the top."


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4. Spend time on the eyebrows
Kim's make-up artist Joyce Bonelli once revealed how exactly she tends to the star's eyebrows. "On Kim I use Smashbox's eyebrow styling pencil, and we fill it in," she said. "We keep her eyebrows groomed in the shape she likes, more round at the peak rather than pointed. So we fill it in a little bit to keep it round, then to finish off the end of the brow."

5. Max out the lashes
Kim loves her lashes to look long and luscious. While she insists her long eyelashes "run in the family" she also admits to getting a little help sometimes. "I'm a big fan of wearing lashes for shoots and big events," she once said. "The key to making your own lashes look super long is to apply different mascaras and take your time. My favorites are Lancome Hypnose and MAC Zoom Lash."

6. Be careful with eyeshadow
Kim has a tip when it comes to perfectly applying eye shadow. "I powder under my eyes before applying," she said. "You can see the white powder, then brush it off."

 

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7. Keep nails neat
Kim is often spotted getting her nails done at the salon, but she is constantly filing them herself. "I'm OCD," she said. "[My nails] have to be perfectly squared. I carry a file with me everywhere I go. I get anxiety when I get my nails done if it's not the person I use all the time, because I don't want to offend them when I ask to file my own nails!"

8. Make sure hair is out of the way while applying make-up
"I always style my hair first then pin it back while I do my make-up," Kim once said. Not one to miss a trick, she even has a way of pinning the hair back to ensure it doesn't crease. "When I don't want that dent that you get in your hair when you pin it, I just put a piece of tissue in it so it doesn't crease! It's a great trick to know for when you do your make-up."

9. Choose a matter bronzer
"Use a matte bronzer rather than one that has shimmer in it," Kim said. "The shimmer can make your skin look oily. I love Smashbox Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte because it doesn't have sparkle in it."

10. Use Bio-Oil
Kim, who is six months pregnant, swears by Bio-Oil to keep her skin looking youthful and to fight off stretchmarks. "It prevents wrinkles around my eyes and stretchmarks over my body," the mother-to-be said of the £8.95 beauty product that contains Vitamin E.

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