Kim Kardashian’s Beauty Secrets, Straight From Her Makeup Artist!

Tue, April 12, 2011 3:24pm EST by 25 Comments


Kim’s makeup artist spills on what products she uses to get Kim red carpet-ready!

Joyce Bonelli is Kim Kardashian‘s makeup artist (well, she actually works with the entire family!). She and Kim are great friends, and Joyce says of her famous client, “Kim is amazing, and so easy to work on for the obvious reason: she’s gorgeous!” We asked Joyce to tell us about some of her can’t-live-without products for working with Kim.

“Kim can definitely handle a lot of makeup,” Joyce says. “She’s gorgeous she definitely doesn’t need to wear as much as she likes to sometimes, but it’s fun and she feels glamorous when she does.”

Of course, Kim’s first stop in her skin-care regimen is Perfect Skin — her own signature line.

Products Joyce Uses on Kim:

  • La Mer The Radiant Serum: “Serum is great to add to your skin routine. After Kim uses Perfect Skin, I then add a tiny bit of La Mer as a primer. Makeup glides on perfectly, and it actually helps perfect skin from makeup and weather.”
  • Smashbox bronzer: “I often add bronzer on the forehead and where I contour. Not too much, but just from the ear and about an inch into the hollow of the cheek, just to blend and finish it off. I love Smashbox bronzer.”
  • Aquaphor Ointment: Being on airplanes dries your skin out; Joyce uses Aquaphor under the eyes and to spot-treat dry areas or blemishes that are in the process of healing: “I think Aquaphor is the best-kept makeup artists’ secret.” Joyce actually puts Aquaphor all over her own face each night: “Kourtney makes fun of me for going crazy for Aquaphor, but I swear by it!” (Just remember that a little bit goes a long way!)
  • Smashbox Brow Tech To Go: “Eyebrows are so important. On Kim I use Smashbox’s eyebrow styling pencil, and we fill it in. 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. This is the secret about doing eyebrows: I use pretty much a blonde color on everybody.  You’re filling in the skin, and you want dimension.”
  • Lancôme Hypnôseand L’Oréal Voluminous Mascaras: “It’s all about the eyes. We love Lancôme and L’Oréal mascaras. We always use the combination for big lashes.”
  • Professional Makeup [like Ben Nye]: Ever wonder how Kim gets that gorgeous contour on her cheekbones? “To contour, the secret to doing it so it’s not in-your-face is to use a darker foundation. I use professional makeup concealer, which has a heavier consistency, and I apply it with a brush and blend it with a sponge. Then I set it with translucent powder.”
  • Ardell Lashes: “A trick to do– and it’s really important to do this– is at the inside corners of the eye, cut the lash off in the direction of your own lashes, at an angle, to taper off the lash. That’s where people go wrong with false lashes.”

Joyce clearly knows her way around makeup, so we’re thrilled that she’ll be launching a brush and tool line soon. Follow her on Twitter and read her Tumblr for more information and for exclusive beauty tips!

Check back for more behind-the-scenes secrets from Joyce on!

–Allie Jordan



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Posted at 11:24 AM on September 28, 2013  

What is the name of the lipgloss or lipstick that she wears. its like a real pretty light color. wanting to find out so i can buy me some.thank you

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Posted at 5:41 AM on October 3, 2013  

It’s called Turkish delight by nars

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Posted at 12:40 PM on April 8, 2013  

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Posted at 5:52 PM on January 3, 2013  

what undereye conclear does Kim use

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Posted at 12:39 PM on August 29, 2012  

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Ashley Adams

Posted at 12:52 PM on August 18, 2012  

What is the name of the lipstick/lipgloss that either Kardashian wears that is nude color? I saw on one episode Kris wearing a great nude lipstick, was wondering what manufacturer it was.

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Posted at 12:03 PM on April 22, 2012  

What kind of foundation does ahe use or what us good for full coverage? Thanks,Stacy

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Posted at 11:06 PM on February 3, 2012  

I absolutley love the Kardashians especially Kim. Kim is gorgeous inside and out. She is the most prettiest person I have ever met. Honey (talking to Kim) look I kinda look like you with the darker skin tone and I have like almost black but dark brown hair and eyes. I just need your makeup and my life will be complete. I need it now but don’t know how to get it. Did I metion that I am also only 13 years old and I have a BIG butt too girl! Mine isn’t wide it just sticks out u know haha!!! But please contact me back at my email and I have multiple sites where I am logged up at like this one now and like Louis Vuitton and stuff like that look me up on Facebook or Twitter so love ya girl see ya!


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Posted at 1:51 PM on July 25, 2011  

OMG Thank You, This article really helped me with my reseach for he Kardashians.

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Posted at 7:02 PM on April 13, 2011  

These “famous-for-being-famous” people are terribly uninteresting. They have no talent-just somehow fame. Like Hilton.

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Theresa Marie

Posted at 2:15 PM on September 1, 2011  

To all these negative comments left on this site by obviously negative individuals, need to get a life themselves!!! If you people do not care for the Kardashians, then stay out of there websites or websites for the Kardashians fans. There are many other sites in this world that possibly may entertain you. At the same time, maybe no one can please ignorant people just like all of you!! So to the Kardashian’s and Jenner family,please ignore all these negative comments and keep up the good work. You all have lots of fans,including myself!! You all are a beautiful family and deserve every penny you’ve earned. Speaking for myself and my family, we would love to meet you & your family one day. My wish would be to have a makeover to possibly look like a Kardashian,of course not Rob! Even though he is a handsome guy! So once again to all the haters leaving comments, use your energy to hate elsewhere!! :) :) Have a great day!! love a fan, Theresa Marie Cervantes from Tucson, Az

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Posted at 4:36 AM on June 24, 2014  

Are you deaf, dumb and blind? Do you not realize they are setting a bad example for youth and even adults? As much as I admire their beauty which is fake with the exception of a couple of makeup free selfies, the inner beauty matters more! capitalism, money grubbing, raising your kids through helpers like nannies, nurses; focus on exterior beauty, making plastic surgery more famous and common, spending habits on your visa – going into debt, materialsim, whoring around, going onto playbo$ …omg! you must be insane.

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Posted at 4:07 PM on April 13, 2011  

Kim, GET A LIFE. Go get a JOB and quit SUCKING FOOTBALL PLAYERS. I forgot the word OFF.

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Posted at 12:05 PM on April 22, 2012  

Dont hate! You just wish u could!

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Posted at 3:54 PM on April 13, 2011  

wtf the girls face looks like its been stuck in a vice for a week

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Posted at 1:21 PM on April 13, 2011  

I am happy you are going back to your make up artist. Everyone feels like we have been locked up all winter. I hope you get to use some bright colors, even in the Spring time.

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Posted at 12:24 PM on April 13, 2011  

i thought photoshop was her “beauty” secert.

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Posted at 11:54 AM on April 13, 2011  

Kim’s “can’t-live-without product”? A plastic surgeon!!

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Posted at 10:31 AM on April 13, 2011  

Joyce told the truth when she said that Kim doesn’t need as much makeup that she wears. At times, Kim wears too much makeup and it doesn’t look natural. Joyce does an excellent job with Kris Jenner’s makeup.

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Posted at 10:04 AM on April 13, 2011  

It’s sad when you wake up with the women you took to bed to find that she has left but her face is still on the pillowcase waiting to be washed off.

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Posted at 8:27 AM on April 13, 2011  

not showing her fat ass is the most important tip! LOL

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Posted at 6:59 AM on April 24, 2011  

i like big butts and i can not lie (8)

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Posted at 6:06 PM on July 24, 2014  

She is absolutely gorgeous, but what about under all the makeup? She probably looks amazing either way.

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