Kylie Jenner's Favorite Beauty Products & 9 Affordable Alternatives
King Kylie is the freshest of them all. From her flawless mirror selfies and the lips that launched a sold-out lip kit, to her habit for designing clothes and penning dystopian novels in her spare time, the Snapchatting siren is no stranger to influencing the masses. When it comes to lip-centric endeavors in particular, the youngest member of the Kardashian clan is miles ahead of her competition.
And while any one of her (currently) 49.3 million Instagram followers can vouch for her fantastic all-natural beauty look, it's her glammed-up beauty appearance that continues to fascinate. Nobody's face is rocking as well-blended a contour as Kylie Jenner's, who told The New York Times that Anastasia Beverly Hills Contouring Kit is one of her must-have makeup picks.
But her ways of wisdom don’t end there. Beyond lovely lips and glowing skin is a whole slew of products handpicked by the reality star to stand the test of time (or, you know, at least outlast whatever products you've already tried and subsequently lost faith in). Embrace your inner makeup maven, and outfit your own cosmetics collection in pieces preferred by Kylie herself! (Kylie's price point too high? We've also found the next-best-thing products to buy now.) Thank us later.
Splurge: Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer and Highlighter
Another Kardashian-approved makeup artist, Rob Scheppy, shared the secret to Kylie's swoon-worthy, sun-kissed glow on Instagram. While that legendary L.A. sun probably helps out a fair deal, this palette has been responsible for creating Kylie's photo-ready look for awards shows and red carpet events. In today's Snapchat-ready world, it never hurts to be ready for the camera. Why not indulge in the product already vetted by the paparazzi-proof starlet?
Steal: LORAC HIghlighter and Bronzer Duo
Perfectly flushed cheeks can be achieved with plenty of different products, like this LORAC highlighter and matte bronzer duo. The palette offers its users a luminous glow (as opposed to that metallic, glittery look other picks might cause), which was noted — and loved! — by plenty of real-life users. Shine on!
Splurge: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Kylie discovered makeup artist Ariel Tejada through Instagram, and the duo has since worked together to create some of Kylie's most jaw-dropping beauty looks. Tejada told Allure that one of the glam girl's all-time favorite foundations is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The oil-free formula is ultra-lightweight and has the technology to catch any imperfections. Its buildable texture means you can go light or heavy, depending on your mood, which Kylie must appreciate when it's time for a natural-look selfie.
Steal: L'Oreal Paris Cushion Foundation
This compact has all the buildable coverage you need, with the added bonus of a cushion pad to make the foundation-to-blender-to-face transition as seamless as possible. The liquid's crazy-good coverage blurs away pores, and its dewy finish means no extra highlighter is needed — a definite plus for any low-maintenance makeup gal wanting an enviable complexion.
Splurge: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contouring Kit
Anastasia Soare herself confirmed to Cosmopolitan UK that Kylie's everyday routine includes ample application of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contouring Kit. When she's not bronzing and blushing away with her Charlotte Tilbury shades, she's setting the day's tone with this palette's angelic shades. (Fun fact: Anastasia says Kylie's go-to colors are Vanilla and Banana for highlighting and Fawn and Havana for the cheek-defining contours.)
Steal: Ruimio Makeup Contour Kit
After scrolling past the 46th perfect Kardashian selfie, you've begrudgingly admitted it's time to test the contour trend. Still, you're definitely not up for a huge financial commitment. After all, you could end up realizing a face of perfectly defined bone structure isn't your thing — and that's okay! But it's best to try it on for yourself at home. Tip-toe into the trend with this six-shade kit that won't set you back financially.
Splurge: Make Up For Ever Cream Color for Eyes
Tejada also shared how Kylie achieves her glitziest of red carpet looks. For an evening requiring a seriously eye-catching knockout beauty look, swipe on the eyeshadow Kylie has used to look her absolute fiercest. The gorgeous color has staying power, and of course, the makeup queen's stamp of approval. What else could you need?
Steal: Maybelline 24 Hour Eyeshadow
Get yourself glammed up for a night out with the girls without shelling out major bucks first. The creamy gel texture is easily applied with a swipe of the finger or brush for effortless elegance, while users raved about the eyeshadow's ability to last the full 24 hours without creating that irksome crease other formulas get after a full day's wear. Go for the gold!
Splurge: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
While we're well-aware of Kylie's longstanding love affair with falsies, you better believe she's got one magical mascara wand up her sleeve, too. Enter: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Kylie's been cited in multiple publications as resorting to this brilliant brush and formula for putting the finishing touches on her famous flutter. The mascara boasts a film-forming, smudge-proof polymer and acacia Senegal tree extract, which thickens and nourishes those lashes for all-day wear.
Steal: CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
If you're not looking to split from Kylie's smudge-proof lash direction (after all, rock-girl chic doesn't work for everyone), choose a big-impact pick that's high on volume and low on cost. Don't let the bright package mislead you — its inky black color is incredibly dark, and its clump-proof brush is sure to get you the long, individually combed lashes Kylie loves. Bonus: This pick is hypoallergenic, which is a definite must for those with sensitive eyes.
Splurge: Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan
Kylie's numerous bikini selfies prove this girl is no stranger to a fabulous tan. Still, you can't use face bronzer over your entire body! Kylie has happily shared with fans on her Instagram that Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan is her secret to a quick, good-looking bronzing on-the-go. This is one tan that won't leave you with wrinkles in 10 years' time.
Steal: Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer
Everyone loves to look like they just got back from vacation in St. Barts, but hey, life happens. Skip the overpriced weekend away for a seriously next-best option. Not only does this lotion deposit color gradually, but it firms as it goes. Good as gold, right?
Splurge: Eyeko Lash Set
Kylie isn't afraid to amp up her natural lashes with some falsies to get the high drama look she wants. Eyeko lashes are amongst her favorite lash lines, and with fashion heavyweight Alexa Chung as one of their spokespeople, it's clear the brand has made its way to the cool kids' table. Pull up a chair yourself, indulging in the set's odorless adhesive and super easy-to-use half and corner lashes.
Steal: Crazy K&A False Eyelashes
Bottom line: No reason to spend more than you're comfortable with when it comes to falsies — there's just too many options to limit yourself! But when the corner drugstore is fresh-out of the realistic-looking ones (leaving you with a bejeweled option that just doesn't have the vibe you want), it's time to sit back, relax, and order the perfect lash pair from the convenience of home.
Splurge: MAC Lip Liner in Whirl
The Kardashian's trusted makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, spilled the warmly hued, mauve-toned beans to Refinery 29 regarding the glamazon's preferred pout product. This liner is tough to match, from its smooth finish to its universally flattering warm color. (Pro tip: Kylie uses the pencil not only to set the shape of her lips, but to fill in her pillowy pout, as well.) Snap up this staple now to see how quickly your inner Kylie emerges!
Steal: NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Nude Pink
Love Kylie's liner but not quite as into the price? Cop Ky's look for almost half the cost with this similarly hued pencil. Users sing its praises for long-lasting color, a silky-smooth finish, and its chameleon-like ability to pair with most of their lipstick and gloss shades. All that lip luster with a much fuller wallet makes for one beauty-blessed gal.
Splurge: Original Beauty Blender
How does the queen of contour get her flawless finish? She does it with the help of a beauty tool most bloggers and makeup artists would be completely lost without! The original beauty blender's soft suede-like texture and latex-free, dye-free material will get you the look you want the right way — every time.
Steal: Royal Care Cosmetics Blender Sponges
If brand name isn't a big deal to you, snap up some blending cosmetic sponges that get the job done just as well. Simply wet with water, and get to contouring!Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.
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