5 Kardashian-Approved Beauty Tricks You Haven't Heard 1,000 Times

Close your eyes and picture Kim Kardashian-West. Long, glossy, dark hair. Sky-high lashes. Perfectly contoured cheeks. Full lips. That carefully curated look — the one you instantly recognize while mindlessly thumbing through Instagram — is no accident. And recently, it took five full hours for her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to break it down at his sold-out Master Class. The reason everyone was there? To find out just how he does it.

But, while some of Kim's makeup tricks are obvious, others are much more subtle. And some don't make any sense at all — like highlighting your laugh lines to make them look less noticeable. (What?) Still, it works for Kim and we're not about to turn down her glam team's beauty advice.

Ahead, check out five of the most surprising beauty tricks to ever come out of the Kardashian camp.

She Highlights Her Laugh Lines

"I love to put the highlighter here on my laugh lines, cause it just makes it all kind of go away," she explained in a recent Snapchat tutorial. Counterintuitive? Maybe. Working? Definitely.
She Contours Under Her Nose

Kim's contour routine is extensive — especially when it comes to her nose. “I contour on both sides as well as under the tip," she explained once. "This will make your nose look really short and defined.”
She Gets Into Her Hairline

Rather than just tracing the border of her face like many artists do, Kim works her bronzer deep into her hairline. The effect is more natural, if more difficult to wash out the next day.
She Opts For Square Nails

In a sea of long, almond-shaped nails, Kim prefers hers square — which complements her cuticle shape. It takes a careful eye, because her nails are barely visible on the upper right of Kylie Jenner's post, but the square, shorter tips make an appearance. Kylie employs the same trick, but goes for a little more length.
She Strobes Her Ears

Is there anywhere she doesn't highlight? But Kim's not alone — ear highlighting has been popular for years and recently picked up even more steam. And, you have to admit, it's really flattering.
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