Kim Kardashian's Million-Step Makeup Routine Would Give Anyone a Headache (VIDEO)

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kim kardashian makeupOh mah gahhh, wouldn't you love to do your makeup just like Kim Kardashian does? Well I hope you have about five hours because looking this "natural" does not come easy. If you've always thought Kim looks like she wears a lot of makeup, it's because she does.

Through the magic of Twitter Kim showed us her prep routine via pictures. Watch how her makeup artist (seriously, artist) Scott Barnes "contours" her face into something it apparently wouldn't ordinarily do on its own. And now you can do it, too!

Kim is helping to promote Scott Barnes' how-to book, Face to Face, which is really cool of her, actually. But honestly, this is everything I hate about makeup. I know Kim is getting ready for a photo shoot, not a trip to the grocery store, but ew.

Don't get me wrong. I love makeup. I wear the basics: Tinted moisturizer, a little blush, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick. And it takes me about five minutes to throw on. SOME OF US HAVE TO PACK A KID'S LUNCH EVERY MORNING, YOU KNOW? For a special occasion, I may pull out some eyeshadow in a shade resembling my actual eyelid color.

But this business of shading and changing the shape of your face's features? Lord! I don't even like using concealer. Why? Because it makes you look like you're wearing concealer. This business of highlights and making yourself look like you actually have cheekbones and a thinner nose -- feh. Can't we just like our faces the way they are? Can't we just enjoy looking like our own funky selves?

Would you ever wear makeup this elaborate?


Image via @KimKardashian/Twitter

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EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

Seeing the main picture, and all i can think is ''kill it with fire!''.  That is one scary-ass picture!

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

But as for your article, it's painfully condescending.  Some of us really like to play around with make up, evidently it makes us lesser people in your estimation. And as for your comments about concealer? If you look like you're wearing it, then you're not using it properly.  Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean many others don't too, so please be less snarky about it. 

nonmember avatar LizzieBorden

Good makeup to me is when it doesn't look like you're wearing makeup; it just creates a perfected prettied-up version of yourself. People shouldn't look at you and think "gee, she's wearing a lot of makeup!". Concealer shouldn't show.

nonmember avatar LizzieBorden

I wouldn't take makeup advice from a Kardashian, with the spider lashes and inch thick mask of foundation.

Torra... TorranceMom

Kim always looks flawless and that's fine if this is what she has to do to get there but that's entirely too much makeup for me.  Her skin is probably gasping for air under all that stuff.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

I hate wearing makeup!! To the bone I hate it. But like I always say anyone can look beautiful with a poun of makeup.. And a good plastic surgeon!

UgtaB... UgtaBkdnMe

no one needs that much shit on their face

cleig... cleigh717

What does she look like in real life then? it can't be so bad that she has to use makeup to look differently. I'm with the author about the makeup issue. Life is short. And looking a certain way isn't my first priority. My kids husband and life are. Kim is nuts. But she is also childless so I guess she has loads of time to waste on five hr makeup face-distorting sessions.

nonmember avatar annie

really, EMMA? "if you look like you're wearing concealer than you're doing it wrong?" would you say that to kim's makeup artist? cuz you probably's ridiculously obvious that she wears GALLONS of it, and every other product under the sun. as for the article being "painfully condescending" and "snarky" ...uh no, you're just overly sensitive...go play with your makeup until you feel better honey

nonmember avatar milo

Shes in front of the cameras 24/7, looking good is what she gets paid for. obviously not talent. I like Kim, but she started out being famous for nothing. So if this is what it takes for her to book another photoshoot, I don't see a big deal. Plus like you said this is a photoshoot, not a trip to the grocery store (not that she goes anyways lol). She has tweeted and shown her face without makeup as well.

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