Get To Know The Kardashians' Makeup Artist

by Michelle McGahan

The Kardashian-Jenner family has Instagram accounts that could rival the pages of Vogue. All of their photos are flawlessly high fashion and their makeup impeccable. And they have their longtime makeup artist, Joyce Bonelli — who has garnered 1.1 million Instagram followers of her own and frequently appears in Kardashian snaps — to thank for their super enviable looks. So, who is Joyce Bonelli?

Anyone else cry themselves to sleep with a desperate yearning to magically have the flawless features and beauty products of a Kardashian? Bueller? Just me? OK. In all seriousness, I know it's not just me, because Joyce Bonelli is a seriously hot commodity (and an in-demand makeup artist) herself. Bonelli has done interview after interview talking about her own fave products (including the one she was almost too scared to reveal in case she couldn't get her hands on it anymore) and pretty much everything you'd want to know about the Kardashians (they are total besties, after all).

Obviously, there's a lot more to know about the makeup artist in addition to the fact that she prefers to write in all caps. Check out nine fast facts about the makeup artist and Kardashian buddy below.

1. She met Kim Kardashian at a photo shoot in 2005

"It was before the show came out, so I was like, 'Who's Kim Kardashian?'" Bonelli recalled to Hollywood Life about her first meeting with the soon-to-be reality star.

2. Her all-time favorite product is Makeup For Ever's Rouge Artiste Intense lipstick in #23

"Sometimes I will mix a gloss on top that's a little bit more pink or coral-y color to it," she explained in the video above. "I use this as a base, always."

3. Her first experience with lipstick was drawing with it

And subsequently getting it all over her family's carpet. "I got spaaaaanked for that," she later recalled in the above Makeup For Ever vid. Yikes!

4. She has the world's cutest son


5. She reportedly makes over $1 million per year

At least, according to TheFix, who reported that figure back in 2013. She's probably gotten a raise or two since then!

6. She also works with Nicki Minaj

And, surprise, surprise, does her makeup flawlessly.

7. She was the inspiration behind Kim Kardashian's platinum blonde hair

'Nuff said.

8. She's super close with the whole Kardashian-Jenner fam

"I do everybody['s makeup], even Kendall and Kylie. They’re the most amazing family of individuals, and all of them are really good friends of mine," Bonelli told Hollywood Life in 2012. "They're all so different, but I like to do a lot of different things, so we each have our own thing in common ... I'm so close to them — they're like family."

9. And last but not least, she can never get enough sparkles


Image: Joyce Bonelli/Instagram