Shocker: Kylie Jenner’s Exhaustive 16-Step Makeup Routine Is a Sight to Behold

Rachel Krause
Photo: Ivan Nikolov/

Photo: Ivan Nikolov/

Wait, Kylie Jenner has an extensive makeup routine? You don’t say. The reality star–turned–social media mainstay is pretty much infamous for her dedication to a full face of foundation, bronzer, brows, and what have you each time she leaves the house, so a multistep daily regimen that outdoes our “special occasions” routine? Not surprising.

Kylie took to her app to walk us through her entire makeup application process—and we’ve documented all 16 (!!) steps in her exhaustive daily routine. Call us lazy, but we just don’t understand how this kind of thing is plausible each and every day … but we suppose that time works a little differently when you’re a member of the Kardashian-Jenner fam.

Step 1 Kylie moisturizes for a well-hydrated base. She doesn’t commit to any particular formula; she likes to try everything.

Step 2 She brushes her brows up using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21) and fills ’em in too.

Step 3 Kylie mixes two foundations, MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($43) and Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation ($34), and blends with her “favorite Tarte brush.” (We suspect it’s the Tarte Retoucher Flawless Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush [$30].)

Step 4 She uses her selfie light to make sure she’s got everything blended properly. As you do.

stila aqua glow Shocker: Kylie Jenners Exhaustive 16 Step Makeup Routine Is a Sight to BeholdStep 5 Kylie brushes Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer ($32) from the top of her ear down along her cheekbones to contour.

Step 6 She dots NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29) under and in the inner corners of her eyes, down the tip of her nose, and on her Cupid’s bow, then uses a brush to blend.

Step 7 Kylie couldn’t find her preferred La Mer The Powder ($65) for the video, so she used her backup, a Chanel powder that she claims is no longer sold in L.A.

Step 8 Using the MAC 217 Blending Brush ($25), she mixes peach and light brown shadows from her Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection ($49) and applies the combo to the creases of her lids. She brushes the white shade just beneath her brows to highlight.

Step 9 Kylie curls her lashes.

Step 10 She uses the MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush ($35) to apply the center color of Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Ecstasy ($40) on the apples of her cheeks.

charlotte tilbury sculpt highlight Shocker: Kylie Jenners Exhaustive 16 Step Makeup Routine Is a Sight to BeholdStep 11 Another bronzer: Kylie brushes Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($68) to the edges of her nose. She says, “The closer in you do it, the thinner your nose will appear.” Noted.

Step 12 Kylie shows off her forthcoming Kylie Lip Kit and uses Dolce, a soft pink.

Step 13 Kylie lines her lips. “I usually, still to this day, overline my lips a lot,” she says. Admitting you have a problem in the first step.

Step 14 She applies Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream ($100) (which, in our opinion, is indeed magic) all over her lips for moisture and a bit of sheen.

Step 15 Kylie creates the illusion of fuller eyelashes by lining the top lashes with the darkest color from her beloved Too Faced palette with a small angled brush, winging the liner out slightly.

Step 16 She sprays her face down with Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($30) … because if you’re going to spend that much time on your makeup, you probably want it to stick around.

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