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When it comes to makeup looks you're constantly wanting to steal, there's really only one name that comes to mind.
Kim Kardashian is the queen of looking effortlessly radiant at all times, and that's primarily due to the fact her go-to makeup guy Mario Dedivanovic is a master of his craft. Last night's VMAs look was another fine example of that.
Curious about the inspiration behind Kim's Greek Goddess-esque look? Keep scrolling for a quick interview of the beauty guru as well as a step-by-step instructional on how to achieve that glow at home. (Hint: You're going to need a great highlighter.)
Are there any must-use products for Kim?
We always use a BeautyBlender. It really helps to give the skin even coverage.
What kind of skin prep is involved for a look like this?
Not a lot of work is needed because she takes great care of her skin. I typically cleanse the face, apply moisturizer and that's it. She has naturally beautiful skin, which makes my job easy.
How involved is Kim when deciding what look you're going for?
Since we've been working together for so long, she has complete trust in me. Sometimes she'll come in with a vision, but she trusts me to make any changes I think are necessary. We really collaborate on her looks.
What was the inspiration behind this specific look?
I was really playing off of a Mediterranean inspiration. I wanted Kim to look like a Greek goddess with dewy, clean makeup. Her whole look last night was relaxed and sexy, so I wanted her makeup to align with that.
Any last words?
Try using the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powders on the body for an extra sheen!
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How to Get Kim's Flawless, Bronzed Complexion:
Step 1: To give Kim a natural look, Dedivanovic applied Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Maple to even out her complexion and give her a "lit from within" glow.
Step 2: To ensure her flawless look lasted all night, he dusted a setting powder all over her t-zone.
Step 3: Mario contoured Kim's hairline, nose and cheekbones with Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze-03 to give her skin a sun-kissed, radiant glow.
Step 4: To give the cheeks a summery flush, he lightly dusted a peach blush. It added a pop of color without distracting from her lustrous skin.
Step 5: Dedivanovic then applied Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in Addiction to the inner corners of Kim's eyes and on her cupid's bow to brighten her complexion. And dusted Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in Devotion along her cheeks to highlight her cheekbones.
Step 6: Lastly, he lightly spritzed her with Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, giving her skin a fresh gleam.