We’ve always wondered who was responsible for the make-up looks behind Instagram’s most-liked selfies… Ariel Tejada is only 20 years old, but is now the make-up artist for all the Kardashian women.
We couldn’t keep it to ourselves, so we’ve compiled a list of his top beauty tips. If you’re after the perfect glow, that contour technique and bombshell lips, keep reading.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Tejada believes the secret to a flawless foundation application is the base product. Prep the skin with a good moisturiser and let it soak in for at least 20 minutes before applying foundation.
Tejada recommends: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser (£24.50).
Treat the eyes
It is important to invest in a good eye cream. Applying a thin layer of eye cream after your moisturiser can help to set your concealer. Tejada also recommends applying a thick eye cream before bed. “You lose a lot of moisture when sleeping, so it is a great time to let the cream really sink in.”
Tejada recommends: Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum (£66.55).
Calm down the contour
Tejada’s trick for the perfect highlight and contour is simple. For highlight, choose a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it in the centre of your face to balance out the lighting. For contour, choose a foundation that is one or two shades darker.
Tejada recommends: Tom Ford “Traceless” Foundation (£64).
Reshape your eyes with shadow
If you want to make your eyes appear sultry, add a darker shadow to the outer corners of the eye. To give your eyes a more rounded shape, simply round the colour along your eye. Add a pale shade to the inner corners of the eye to widen.
You may have noticed that Tejada’s signature look for the Kardashian clan is a bronzey, warm-brown eye with full lashes. “You can never go wrong with natural colours.”
Tejada recommends: Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette (£42).
Fake the full lip
To give your lip colour longevity, go that little bit further with lip liner. Over-line the lip slightly and filling the entire lip with colour before applying lipstick. This trick works with any colour, though Tejada loves the nude look.
Tejada recommends: Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Lip Kit (£49).