"Certain hair colors bring out certain undertones in your skin, so you want to make sure you're using the right shade of makeup," KKW wrote. And the key to finding the right shade is toning down the heavy contour and considering skin's natural undertones. "With my blond hair, I've been wearing more neutral tones."
The great thing about platinum hair, Ariel explained, is that bold colors really pop on the skin. The only time it works against you is if you don't change your base makeup. "Kim normally wears a warm foundation color, but with her blond hair, it can make her look to orange," he wrote. (He uses La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation in Tan #42 when she's blond.) "The lighter the hair color, the more orange it will pick up, so I always make sure we stick to a true neutral for her foundation."
The one area that really requires a change: contour. Ariel said that he usually needs to mix two of the KKW Beauty cremé contour kit shades to get the perfect hue: "The light highlight shades pick up gorgeous champagne tones the really complement her hair." Ditto with KKW's darker brows, which is why he uses a blond brow gel instead. "The gel picks up light shades in her hair and makes her brows a soft brown color with accents of blond," he said. "A dark eye can also be an extreme contrast to the light hair — I've been using the Viseart Neutral Matte Palette," Ariel added.
So now you know: Sometimes it just takes a little trial and error for Kim Kardashian, like the rest of us, to look that glam.
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