If I Looked Like My Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Avatar IRL

The road to the A-list is paved with orange eye shadow pans.

Everyone has a dark secret. Mine is Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Except it's not really a secret: I’m always texting my friends screenshots of my D-list alter ego, simply because her life is far more glamorous than mine.

My 10-year-old sister actually introduced me to the game, and while she is A-listing her way to the top, I can barely get the paparazzi to take my picture. But hey, when it comes to beauty, Hollywood Mari definitely gets an A+ for adventurousness.

I thought it was time to see how Hollywood Mari's looks translate IRL.

HAIR: Bouncy, Tousled Curls

First, I curled my hair with a medium barrel curling iron. Then I flipped my head, tousled out the ringlets, and added little John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir on the ends



FACE: Contoured, Naturally

I applied foundation and concealer for a smooth base. Under the eyes, I used Ben Nye Banana Powder to neutralize under-eye darkness even more.

We're talking Kardashianland here, so of course I contoured underneath my cheekbones, with Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Buck. (I also used it on my temples and jawline.) If you want to go all out with the contouring, definitely check out this vid by Alle.


EYES: California Orange

All the eye looks here are very solid; just one sweep of color all across the lid. Because seriously...what kind of extravagant makeup looks are you expecting from a cartoon iPhone app? I went with orange.

Take an orange shadow and apply it all over the lid and lower lashline. My avatar’s goes all the way to the brow bone, but since my eyebrows are so high, I opted out. I filled in my brows using the Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set. Then I lined my upper and lower lashlines (including my waterline) with black eye liner, which I smudged slightly.

For lashes, I grabbed Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes in Shy. This set is really comfortable and the lashes taper at the ends just like natural ones.

Here's the finished look! My lips are filled in with Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge Lip Liner in 14C and lip balm.

Finally, no Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Avatar is complete without a few accessories...

(Who knew beanies and hats would costs so many K stars?)



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