Not all of us have a makeup artist as fabulous as Kim's Glam Squad member Mario Dedivanovic to make us paparazzi-ready each morning. (Not that we have people waiting around to snap photos of us, but still.) Thankfully, Kim had her makeup guru filmed a step-by-step video tutorial for how to get one of her favorite looks. Here's the breakdown on Kim's sexy, smoky eyes, including all the products you need to get the look yourself.
Eyeshadow: Blend until smooth
To make Kim's eyes pop, Mario applies silver eyeshadow to her lids and uses a warmer bronze eyeshadow in the crease and above the lid. Armed with Vapor from Urban Decay ($17) and a Stila #15 double-sided brush ($32), Mario opens and separates Kim's eyes by going from the tear duct to three-quarters of the way across her lid. For the final corner of the lid, Mario blends Urban Decay's bronzy Chopper ($17) into the silver.
Paint the crease
Mario likes to use two or three warm colors for the crease. Starting with the lightest color, Cork by M.A.C. ($14.50), use a flat edge brush to apply the eyeshadow to the crease of the eye. With the finer end of the Stila brush, blend a darker, redder brown into the Cork you just applied. Mario doesn't mention which color he used here, but we like M.A.C.'s Mulch ($14.50) for this step. Blending the transition from darker to lighter will help create the smoky effect.
If the idea of something pointy heading directly for your open eye makes you squirm, never fear: Mario likes to slightly lift Kim's closed eyelid when applying M.A.C.'s Smolder ($14.50) — his favorite pencil — going from thin to thick as he moves from the inner eye outwards. Smudging up and out with a Smashbox double-ended brush #20 ($24) will mix the eyeliner with the silver and bronze eye shadow, furthering the smoky effect.
Make a (sp)lash
For those of us born without Kim's thick, dark lashes, Mario recommends Billy B Beauty's eyelash curler ($15) to achieve the effect. His secret to getting evenly curled lashes is to count to three each time he uses the curler. L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black ($7.25) is Mario’s go-to mascara. As with the eyeliner, Mario likes to lift Kim's eyelid to get the mascara as close to the lid as possible.
Kim's favorite part of her makeup routine is the undereye concealer. After using a makeup wipe to remove any excess mascara or powder, Mario uses Beauty Tech ($34) — in a color lighter than Kim’s foundation — to cover any dark circles.
Poof, you're done! Your eyes should now be smokier than any fire-preventing bear.