Get the Look – Kim K @ the VMAs

Oh the VMAs. Is there a better awards ceremony in the world? Where else would you see a belly baring Britney shaking her thing with pet snake in tow; and there’s little doubt we’ll forget that Kanye T-Swift Beyonce-in-horror moment, that has become part of music history.

This year was less controversial but definitely no less  enthralling. Rihanna had 4 costume changes, Naomi 3, (still not sure why but she’s Naomi so why not,) Bey and Blue slayed on the red carpet (quit possibly the most overused word this year but hey ho that’s what Beyonce does to us) and Alicia keys‘ hubbie Swizz Beats posted the most envy inducing celeb pic since Ellen at the Oscars.

Kim, styled by hubbie Kanye of course, took her fashion evolution to lofty heights in Kate Moss fave, vintage Galliano. Kim did look amazing in the semi sheer ruche-fronted number, but all I kept thinking was ‘those brows, that skin!’ So we asked the masters behind the scenes, Laura Mercier, how to get the look.


Get the Look:

Kim Kardashian VMAs

Laura Mercier ambassador and Kim’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, breaks down how to get Kim’s “Greek Goddess glow.” 

To prep skin, Dedivanovic used Laura Mercier’s Infusion de Rose Nourishing Cream to give Kim’s skin a soft, moisturised base. Followed by the Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Maple, to even out her complexion and give her a “lit from within” glow.

To ensure her flawless look lasted all night, he dusted Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder all over her t-zone. Mario contoured Kim’s hairline, nose and cheekbones using Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze-03 to give her skin a sun-kissed radiance and the SecondSkin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper, to lift the look.

To brighten Kim’s complexion, Mario used  Face Illuminator Powder in Addiction to the inner corners of Kim’s eyes and her cupid’s bow  and dusted the Face Illuminator Powder in Devotion along her cheekbones.

For eyes, Dedivanovic lightly swept Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sand Glow  across the lid. To create a bold and defined brow, Mario applied Brow Dimension Fiber Infused Colour Gel in Brunette to the outer corners of her brows, using a mascara wand to create more drama and apply a thicker layer of product.

Finally Mario lined the lips with Laura Mercier’s Lip Pencil in Hazelnut Tea and filled with the Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Sensual for a perfect nude pout.

And there you have it. Not too tricky and the perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer in style.

Jamila x

Space NK UK


Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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