Just a few weeks ago, Team Byrdie took a gasp (in admiration) when Kylie Jenner posted a gorgeous, bare-faced photo to her Instagram account. Of course, this type of no-makeup makeup look is synonymous with summertime, but we can't exactly ignore Kylie's other, far more signature aesthetic—an artfully applied face featuring virtually every makeup subcategory under the sun. And considering the success (and all-around pandemonium) surrounding Jenner's own cult-loved line, Kylie Cosmetics, it's no surprise the young entrepreneur became a master of application at a ridiculously young age.
Obviously, we'd love to know all of her best-kept makeup secrets, so when Vogue released a 10-minute makeup tutorial with Jenner sharing her top tips and makeup picks, well, excitement definitely ensued. We recommend watching the video for yourself, but if you want to know the 11 most important products she used (and her wise, corresponding application tricks), look no further. Keep scrolling!
Although Jenner used colors from a brand-new palette not yet released (a bummer, we know), try using her Royal Peach Palette ($45) in warm, juicy colors like Crush, Cinnamon, Peachy, and Duke to re-create the orangey theme Jenner creates in the video. Another tip she shares: Always apply your shadow before foundation. Noted.
Next up, foundation. Although Jenner usually prefers to let her freckles show through, she explains when she has a spray tan (as she did when she shot the tutorial), she seeks a little more coverage.
To keep her foundation sheer, dewy, and glowy, Jenner (brilliantly) mixes the cult-loved Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64) with a few drops of the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops, which, she says, is a new and recent obsession.
To swirl the shimmering mixture together and buff it into her complexion, Jenner reaches for this stippling brush from her own collection. (The finish is flawless.)
In the video, Jenner puts rumors to rest that she and her old sister Kim feel competitive about each other's brands, saying, "We both enjoy using each other's stuff." Case in point, she reaches for the KKW Brightening Powder ($18) to set her foundation and concealer.
"This Chanel is actually a sunscreen and a foundation," Jenner explains. Which, considering her fair, burn-prone skin, is an everyday must. "A little bit of this never hurt."
Over the years, Jenner explains she's learned where to apply her bronzer and contour so it will flatter her face shape. She says she likes to do it in the shape of the number three, focusing the emphasis on the sides of her face.
After lining her lips (with her eyes closed, no less!), Jenner goes with her Matte Lipstick in Nova ($18) to emulate her signature shade of nude. To finish, she adds a touch of one of her new glosses.
Next comes a healthy dose of blush, which Jenner cites as her favorite step in her makeup routine. She applies it to her cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose, essentially "drowning" her face in the stuff. Remarkably, it still looks amazing, and not at all overdone.
Even though she's wearing extensions (and it's usually a misstep to apply mascara on top), Jenner ignores the rule and applies a coat of Dior's iconic formula in black up top and brown (one of her best-kept secrets) on the bottom for what she describes as a "subtle" look.
Last but not least comes highlight. Jenner says she prefers to use a smaller brush on her face for a more precise finish and then will tap the highlight onto the bridge of her nose with her fingers. To keep everything in place (and "less powdery"), she'll complete the look with a quick spritz of setting spray.
Opening Image: @kyliejenner