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Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian West's Makeup Routine

Often times, people try to mimic her beauty routine, but thanks to a recent video release, she's taken out all of the guesswork. That's right, she has exposed her entire makeup routine on a video.
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All eyes (and cameras) are always on Kim Kardashian West. People love gawking at her beauty and reacting to how she looks when she's in the spotlight. Often times, people try to mimic her beauty routine, but thanks to a recent video release, she's taken out all of the guesswork. That's right, she has exposed her entire makeup routine on a video.

I first read about this release on this article by SkinCare.net. While I was quite shocked she went as far as releasing brand names, I respect the brand loyalty Kim has to the brands that help her look so great and keep her earning millions of dollars every year by simply being pretty. With her fame and fortune, she can certainly afford any treatment or product line in the world, including cosmetic surgery, so it was cool finding out she uses some every day, consumer oriented lines of products in her beauty routine.

There wasn't a magical reveal that she had some miracle working stylist and some product that world didn't know about (that she was invested in - we see that all the time in these types of releases). Sure, there are some pricey products in the routine, starting off with the La Mer Moisturizer, which comes in at a whopping $240. The routine costs over $700, so it's definitely not for everyone.

The video starts off with Kim doing pre-make-up work. This is the most important part of the routine, which is probably why it's the most expensive. To start, she wipes her face with face wipes. The brand she uses is Neutrogena Calming Face Wipes and these are widely available at your local drug store for under $10.

Next, she applies the aforementioned La Mer Perfecting Treatment. Used as a moisturizer, this helps protect her skin.

Once applied, she puts on a primer by the name of Guerlain Meteorites Base Perfecting Pearl Primer. This is $74 and Kim "swears by it."

Next up in the routine, she applies a pre-foundation. Using a thing layer of Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, coming in at about $62 and sold at department stores, this is used because it helps her skin glow. After that, the Benefit Cosmietcs High Beam goes on. This is a liquid highlighter that has taken on a very good reception in reviews I've read online.

After that, she's ready for the main foundation. She uses another Giorgio Armani product cammed "Crema Nuda Tinted Cream" and this is available online as well as in the department stores. At around $200, this isn't cheap. Kim adds to make sure to apply this to the back of the neck.

She then adds a dry concealer called Kryolan Dermacolor Palette. And then MORE concealers. Becca Shimmering skin protector, Make Up Forevers Full Cover Concealer, where does this concealing ever end?

Once everything is blended in, she applies pink powder below her eyes. Her eye makeup brand of choice is Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio Superstar. Thankfully, after all that concealer, this one is only around $10.

Countour work is next. This is starting to sound like a workout routine to me.

She then fills her eyebrows with Anastasia Brow Wiz, which again is on the cheaper side at $21.

Next up is Mascara, and there are a number of products mentioned in her video. Kevyn Aucion's "The Volume Mascara" is one of them.

Lastly, she paplies lip glow. She used a product called Candy by Kylie Cosmetics. Also used was Chelsea Girls by Nars Cosmetics which run around $29 and $26, respectively.

And if you could keep up with all of that, you now have the entire Kim Kardashian West make-up routine.