Monday, October 21, 2013

Kim Kardashian at 33: How To Get Her Gotta-Have-It, Glam Squad Look

Happy birthday to Kim Kardashian. The reality TV star places 33 candles on her cake today. 

The new mom celebrates the occasion with an elaborate marriage proposal from baby-daddy Kanye West, which involved a flawless, 15-carat engagement ring, and a head-to-toe makeover. She lightened her locks with heavy blonde highlights following the birth of her daughter North West and recently lost about 40 el-bees. She attributes her slimmed down figure to following the Atkins diet and participating in regular pilates workouts, which burn up to 500 calories per session.

Light hair, camera, action!

Motherhood has also forced Kardashian to step up her cool quotient when it comes to hair and makeup. Although Kardashian gets more attention for her fashion sense (and sultry selfies), she spends a lot of time with her glam squad. They focus on lashes, lips and liner, and mostly gravitate toward a smoky eye/heavy liner/light lip look. However, she often sports a pop of red pout when she minimizes her eyeshadow. Plus, her long, flowing locks always look camera-ready with cascading curls or silky straightness--depending on her mood. 

Photo by Tim Lundin/   
The glam squad works its magic during her pre-platinum days.

You don't need a private glam squad to achieve Kardashian's hair and makeup look. In honor of her birthday, we've compiled the latest tools, treatments, liners, mascaras, shadows, foundations and blushes. They're designed to bring out your inner reality TV star, so get ready for your close-up.


SHINE: Belson Products Gold 'N Hot 3/4" Professional Ceramic Curved Plate Straightening Iron. BEAUTY: Straighten, curl and flip your hair for versatile styling without leaving crease marks. BEACON: The parent company, Helen of Troy, supports American Cancer SocietyBig Brothers Big Sisters and Cookies for Kids' Cancer.

SHINE: Maijan Deep Conditioning Boost Argan Hair Oil Treatment. BEAUTY: Jojoba, lavender and argan oils, and vitamin E help restore silkiness and softness to dry/damaged hair. BEACONContains no alcohol, parabens or sulfates. Vegan and no animal testing.

SHINE: Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Shampoo. BEAUTY: Color-treated and damaged strands can breathe a sigh of relief with ingredients such as shea butter, sunflower seed extract, and argan and coconut oils. BEACON: Free of sulfates. No animal testing and vegan.


 SHINE: Afterglow Cosmetics Organic Infused Eye Liner (Gravity; classic black). BEAUTY: This creamy formula creates smooth, even lines with sesame and castor seed oils. BEACON: Contains no parabens, nanos, bismuth oxychloride, gluten or talc. Supports the Young Survival Coalition.

SHINE: Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara (Cocoa). BEAUTY: Vitamin E and rice oil maximize lash length and thickness. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of parabens, SLS/SLES and synthetic fragrances.

SHINE: Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara (Black Magic). BEAUTY: Condition lashes from base to tip, and reduce flaking and clumping with aloe vera leaf and rosemary extracts, and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: No animal testing. Vegan, and paraben and gluten free.

SHINE: Milani Lipstick (Nude Créme and Red Velvet) and Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner (Blackest Black). BEAUTY: Perk up your pout and peeps with these makeup bag must-haves. BEACON: Cruelty free.

SHINE: Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation (Olive 2), Eye Shadow Trio (Sultry) and Blush (Pale). BEAUTY: Brighten your eyes, complexion and cheeks, and create a flawless finish. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. Supports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

SHINE: Pacifica Solar Complete Color Mineral Palette. BEAUTY: Transition from career woman to party girl with a full set of eyeshadows, blush, bronzer and highlighters for creaseless and creamy coverage. BEACON: Vegan and cruelty free. Free of parabens, petroleum and carmine FD&C color. Supports Clean Water

SHINE: Purely Pro Cosmetics Five Well Eyeshadow Palette (Diamonds Darling). BEAUTY: This chic black case with a handy built-in mirror allows you to create a captivating combination of colors. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Dress for Success.

 SHINE: RapidLash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum. BEAUTY: A once a day application fills out your lashes for a fuller appearance in as little as four weeks. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no parabens or fragrances.

SHINE: Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Extreme Volumizing Mascara (Black), Mineral Botanicals Eye Color (Caviar) and Lipstick (Glamour Red). BEAUTY: Liven up your lashes, lips and lids with this transformational trio. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Look Good...Feel Better.

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