Makeup Secrets of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

Beauty & Style 37

Real Housewives of Beverly HillsI'll admit it. I'm obsessed with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, partly because of their MAJOR drama, partly because of their glamorous lifestyle ...

... and partly because they give me hope that I can still be sexy and beautiful right on into my 40s, 50s, and beyond.

I love trying to figure out their beauty secrets. From fake tans to fake lashes to lip implants to heavily oiled-up legs, the gals have all kinds of secrets -- and now, thanks to Reneee DeSantis at A Beauty Loft, we know a few more.

Renee interviewed Thierry Pourtoy recently, makeup artist to Lisa Vanderpump and Kim and Kyle Richards. Want to know some of his secrets on how he makes the housewives ready for their close-ups?

Read on!

First, let's talk about Kyle. She's the universal favorite housewife, and she always looks fabulous. Check out what Renee found out from Thierry:

Let’s dish about Housewives! Kyle Richards always looks beautiful and polished, but never over-done. How do you achieve that look? What are some of your favorite products to use on Kyle?

Kyle is stunning without makeup; [she has] great skin -- so light on foundation, and Make Up Forever HD base and only powder on the T-zone. I like to play with her eyes -- shimmery lid and inner corner, eyeliner that could be dark brown, eggplant, or black and lots of individuals lashes. To get the glow, I use cream blush, highlighter, and contour. I use my own cream blush, Palette maquillage in Flatter, Privilege, and Lullaby, and on her eyes, Bare Escentuals eye kit in Top Shelf with rose gold or bronzed highshine eyecolor.

Make Up Forever HD, check! And now, a few general secrets:

Is there a beauty secret “must have” that you use on Lisa, Kyle, and Kim?

I would say it’s all in the blending -- cream blush, highlighter (for the glow), and lashes.

For women at home that would like to add some glamour to their makeup routine, what advice could you give them?

I would say try lashes -- individuals or a natural strip. MAC has great selections. Add color red lipstick ... and highlight your face. Use a shimmer cream blush at night. The light is different and you can have fun ...

I have to admit, I need some serious highlighter lessons. I have some, but haven't really mastered how to use it. And I've been wanting to try cream blush as well. My powder blush just isn't doing it for me.

You can read the rest of Renee's interview with Thierry Pourtoy at A Beauty Loft. And then be sure and check out her beauty interview with Kathy Wakile of Real Housewives of New Jersey, and with George Miguel Costa, makeup artist to both Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga.

In the meantime, what do you think of these Beverly Hills beauty secrets?


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Stacey. Stacey.

MUFE HD is the only foundation I like, once you go MUFE you wont go back.

For a highlighter, I would try Loreal's Touche Eclat, its very similar to the high end brands, and worth it for the price. Highlighting is good under your eyes, above the cheek bones and inner corners of your eyes. I also recently learned how to contour, below the cheek bones and on the temples with a foundation or concealor about 5 shades darker than what you use. The key is blending, and it makes a huge difference.

Just remember, like when wearing clothes, to make it bigger make it lighter, if you want it smaller, make it darker.

Check out Kandee Johnson on Youtube for amazing tutorials.

Anne4222 Anne4222

Who has the time to do all this? Mascara, eyeliner and a little powder is all you need!!

ceciliam ceciliam

I don't think any of them look that great, that I would want to know their beauty secrets.

godde... goddess99

I don't wear make up so I don't care

Bmat Bmat

They look great!  If it takes lashes, then I am there!

Chari... Charizma77

They look good but that kind of look is not for me.

nonmember avatar Mel

Maybe you should discuss their plastic surgery too. And I would follow their makeup tips if I wanted to look slutty and desperate. I used to enjoy your blog when you used to actually talk about fashion and real-world makeup tips. All of this celeb crap is annoying. I don't think I'll be back. It's sad because I did like your shopping tips.

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

They are my favorite Housewives.  I think they always look pretty.

LOswa... LOswald0314

I love MUFE! Best foundation there is.

daerc... daerca574

I don't wear much makeup but when I do I use bare minerals.

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