Summertime calls for a fresh makeup routine that doesn’t require too much time or effort. Enter: the nude-ish look. We tapped Kourt’s makeup artist, Wendi Miyake, to walk us through just how to achieve a natural glow this season (inspired by Kourt’s recent Ellen Degeneres Show appearance). Get your glow on below with the step-by-step instructions and shopping list at the end.
“First, I always start with prepping Kourt’s skin—I use Skyn Iceland Eye and Face Gels (that I let cool in the fridge until ready to use) under the eyes and on the smile lines to hydrate and plump while I start on her makeup.
For her brows, I use Kelley Baker Brows Pencil in Brown to fill in any sparse areas and finish off with the brow powder on top.
Next for the eyes, I base out her lid with MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and blend all over the lid. With the KKW Beauty Mrs. West Palette, I use the mid-tone color in her crease and along the bottom lash line, followed by the medium tone in the outer corner for definition.
Next, I go in with the deepest shade of the palette along her lash line, top and bottom, and smudge it out to create a sultry smoke effect. For the brow bone, I use the matte soft pink and the shimmery pink popped in the inner corner. I finish the eyes with KKW Beauty’s Glam Bible Mascara for beautiful full lashes.
Now that the skin is prepped and ready, I mix Beautyblender Bounce foundations in colors 3.75 and 4.10 for a base all over her face. I conceal and highlight with Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer in 31 and 34 and set everything with Kett Sett Translucent Loose Powder.
To contour and bronze, I use Benefit Cosmetics Hoola bronzer on her cheek hollows, top of the forehead, and temples to create depth, topped with a swirl of KKW Beauty’s Classic Blossom Blushes on the apples of the cheeks, and the highlight shade from the eyeshadow palette on the top of the cheekbones.
Shop the essentials:
Beauty tools: BeautyBlender ($20); Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler ($34); Lashify A Gossamer Lashes ($20)
Skin Treatment: Skyn Iceland Face-Lift-In-A-Bag ($20)
Foundation: BeautyBlender Bounce™ Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation in 3.75 and 4.10 ($40 each)
Concealer: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer in 31 and 34 ($28 each)
Brows: Kelly Baker Brows Pencil Duo in Brown ($44); Benefit Cosmetics kaBROW! #3 ($12)
Eyeshadow: KKW Beauty Mrs.West Eyeshadow Palette ($30); MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre ($22)
Lashes: KKW Beauty Glam Bible Mascara ($18); Lashify A Gossamer Lashes ($20)
Bronzer and Blush: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer ($30); KKW Beauty Classic Blossom Blushes ($18)
Powders: Kett Cosmetics Ultra Translucent Setting Shine Control Face Powder ($22)
Lips: KKW Beauty Nude Crème Lip Liner in 2 and 1 ($12 each); Nude Crème 3 Lipstick ($18); KKW x Mario Gloss in Juicy ($18)