After giving birth to her now 1 year-old daughter, True, Khloe Kardashian has had to re-configure her daily makeup routine in more ways than one. That's according to a new makeup tutorial she filmed with Vogue, in which she talks about motherhood, makeup, and her famous family. "Since becoming a mom, this is what I do," she tells the camera. "I had to learn how to do makeup really quickly, and [apply] too many wet things," Kardashian continues, referring to liquid skincare and makeup products. "Because if it’s wet and I have to run after her, it’s going to set really weird and then I’m going to look super blotchy."
These days, the reality star and business owner relies on a small selection of tried-and-true products (see what we did there?) to keep her skincare and makeup routine as efficient and effective as possible. This small selection of products includes a daily SPF that her older sister Kourtney swears by too, a whipped moisturizer, and a foundation stick. Keep scrolling to see Khloe Kardashian's favorite skincare and makeup products. Plus, learn how she makes her own BB cream.
She starts out her morning beauty routine with this witch hazel and rose petal toner. She dispenses a few drops onto a cotton pad and then gently wipes it around her face, paying special attention to the middle of her face. "I tone especially in my T-zone, cause I'm so, so oily," she says.
"I've always been super good at taking care of my skin," she says further on into the tutorial. "My mom instilled that in us at a really young age. We've always had a skincare routine. I pile on the oils more at night than I normally would, because I'm super aware of fine lines and wrinkles and just hydration. I think after having a baby you get depleted of hydration and also lack of sleep. You're not taking care of yourself as much as you used to. It's more about the baby."
Surprisingly, she applies her SPF before she applies moisturizer (it's usually recommended to apply this products in the opposite order). However, it makes sense in her case, seeing as she combines her moisturizer with another product to create her own BB cream, but more on that later. The sunscreen product that she reaches for is by EltaMD, and it offers SPF 46. "I love this EltaMD Skincare," she says. "I know Kourtney uses it. I put this on my face, my hands, my neck, my chest, because this is where we all show our age."
Here's where things get interesting. Kardashian creates her own BB cream by combining her favorite moisturizer, which is this one by Drunk Elephant, with a foundation stick. "It's whipped. I love how whipped it is; it's really light."
"So what I like to do when I'm just wanting light makeup...I take my moisturizer and I also like to put a little foundation with it to create my own BB cream," she says. See? The whole sunscreen first then moisturizer second makes more sense now. We think her create-your-own BB cream trick is pretty clever. If you already have a foundation that matches your skin tone, but you want lighter, more hydrating coverage, just combine the two à la Khloe Kardashian.
"I love this stick. It's a Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick." She puts a dollop of moisturizer on the back of her hand and rubs the stick into her skin right next to it. After that, she swirls the two products together with a kabuki brush. The specific brush is discontinued, but any synthetic kabuki brush should do. "All the good things are always discontinued," she laments.
After using her kabuki brush to apply her newly-created BB cream, Kardashian blends away any tell-tale blotchiness or rough edges with a damp beauty sponge. After that, it's time for concealer, which she also blends with a beauty sponge. The exact concealer she uses is none other than her big sister Kim's KKW Beauty Liquid Concealer. You can't say she doesn't support her sisters.
"The funny thing is I think we all definitely have our own different techniques," she says, referring to her sisters and their distinct routines. "I'm in awe of all of their techniques. Whenever Kylie does a makeup tutorial, I'm watching that shit and like 'what? How do you do that?' I'm so captivated. Her's and Kims...This is such an art," she muses. "Kourtney is a little too natural for me with all of her products. I sometimes want to feel a little sting from my night care solution, so I know there's something happening.
I need to make sure it's really going down to my pores, but I love to find a happy balance. To each their own."
Next comes baking, which is a process in which powder is left on the under eye area in order to set complexion products like foundation and concealer so they have a smooth, airbrushed finish when the powder is swept away. She uses two powders from her little sister's brand, Kylie Cosmetics.
Once her under eye area is "baking" she moves on to contour, which is the one makeup practice most highly associated with her family (except for maybe using lip liner and lipstick...anyone else remember the Kylie Lip Challenge?). Instead of using Kim's contour products, she uses a palette from MAC Cosmetics. She calls it a "magic eraser" for her sculpting away any sagging skin or loss of elasticity that appeared around her jawline after giving birth. She also uses it on her nose with what appears to be the Artis Elite Linear Brush ($37).
"One of my favorite things is nose contour, but this does stress me out a little bit, because in person and how cameras reflect light, everything looks different. Sometimes I'll contour my nose and in real life I think I look so good, and then in some photos I look crazy."
We get it. Good lighting is everything. There have been days where we've done our makeup in a room that was too dark, then when we walk out into bright sunlight, it looks a little too heavy-handed for our taste, or vice versa.
The eyeshadow palette she prefers is the one she dreamed up alongside Kylie Jenner for the sisters' third makeup collaboration. "I pick all of the names and the shades, and it's awesome. All of these [names] were basically centered around True, because she's the star of my life," she says. "My great-grandfather, his name was True," she continues, explaining the inspiration behind her daughter's name. "My grandfather's middle name was True."
After curling her lashes with a Surratt Beauty Lash Curler ("it makes such a difference"), Khloe moves on to mascara, which is her number one, can't-live-without product. "This is the one thing I will not leave the house without. I go to the gym with mascara," she says. "I try to only wear false lashes if it's a photoshoot or a red carpet or something special, but day to day I just use my own lashes."
Khloe fills in her brows with a pencil. "I've never had a thin '90s brow moment, but I think that's because I learned from my sister's mistakes." Then, she uses brow gel. "I know it keeps your brows in place, but where are they really going?" After that, it's on to bronzer and blush. The former is an iconic shimmery bronzer from Tom Ford, which sculpts and highlights the skin all at once.
Once her lip liner and lipstick are set—she uses a KKW Beauty Peach 2 Creme Lip Liner ($12) and two separate liquid lipsticks from her collab with Kylie Cosmetics—she reaches the final step: highlighter. "Normally I'm not allowed to be trusted with highlighter, because I'll put it anywhere," she says. "Literally if I'm out in a bathing suit...if you have any cellulite, put some fucking glitter on it."
Watch the full makeup tutorial, below.
Now that you know all about Khloe Kardashian's current makeup routine, be sure to read our exclusive interview with the reality star and her best friend, Malika Haqq.