NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01:  Kim Kardashian attends "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Kim Kardashian attends “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Makeup by Mario Dedivanovic for Kiehl’s and Chanel

How did you and Kim turn her vision into reality this evening?

She’s been feeling a very clean and relaxed vibe lately, and I have, as well. She wore a really clean dress, simple and white and beautiful, and she wanted to feel and look like herself. 

I added a little white matte color to her eyes to pop the dress a bit. Nothing too edgy. Rei Kawakubo does a lot of clean skin on the runway, and I was inspired by that. We created a really nice base with the complexion, using more tan colors, and kept the eyes really simple and lash-y. 

What steps did you take to prep for the look?

I applied Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask beforehand and used Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate on her cheekbones for extra glow. I prepped her skin with Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 25 in Untinted, which is a favorite of mine.

Eyes, lips or cheeks: which of her features did you want to emphasize the most?

The eyes and lashes. When you look at her, your eye goes straight to the white on the inner corners of her eyes, even though it’s quite simple.

How did you create Kim’s eye look?

I used CHANEL Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Undertone all over her lids as a base of color. Then, to create a thicker texture, I layered CHANEL Ombre Première Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Visone in the crease and a little along lower lashline. I applied CHANEL Ombre Première Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Sable, but not too close to the inner corner. I kept it more on the outside, with very little on the lower lashline. 

I added some CHANEL Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Noir from the center of her eyelids out, slightly winging at the ends. Then, tons of CHANEL Le Volume Mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

How about her complexion?

After moisturizer, I applied CHANEL Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation in 50 Beige with my fingertips, then blended with a brush. It was pretty simple. We did a little bronzer on her cheeks and along the hairline and forehead. 

What color did you choose for her lips?

A classic, beautiful pinkish nude, which she loves and I love. We used CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in Libre. 

What’s your favorite Chanel product from Kim’s look tonight, and why?

I love the texture of the lip color. And I love the foundation: It went on really beautifully.

How do you balance an event theme with Kim’s signature look?

There are definitely aspects of the makeup that play to the theme, like the clean skin and white matte eyeshadow. These have been used in certain Comme des Garçons runways. But we still kept true to Kim’s signature lashes, contouring and nude lip. The most important thing for her is she just feels super-comfortable. 

Any tips you would share from tonight’s look? Like how to get that perfect matte complexion?

At home, most people tend to apply foundation with their fingers. Try buffing it in with a round foundation brush in circles. It tends to have a great finish.

Mario Dedivanovic

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