'From far away it's okay': Kim Kardashian gives Harper's Bazaar editor makeover with her bronzer – but forgets she's fair-skinned
07:04 GMT, 13 July 2012
She may have earned her fashion wings but Kim Kardashian's make-up lesson yesterday left Harper's Bazaar editor, Laura Brown, looking like a jungle cat drag queen.
No stranger to looking camera ready at a moment's notice, the reality star gave the magazine chief a make-over during a playful interview while in London.
But using her own make-up bag to demonstrate a few tricks of the trade, the olive-skinned reality star didn't achieve quite the results she intended with her fair-skinned model.
An old pro: Kim Kardashian shows Harper's Bazaar editor Laura Brown how to contour using make-up so your face looks thinner
Glancing at a mirror in the aftermath, the magazine editor observed the dramatic dark brown shades on her pale skin with good humour.
'Part lion, part Kardashian, all the way beautiful,' she laughed.
Giggle: The two women laugh as the olive-skinned reality star proceeds to apply her own make-up to the fair-skinned Antipodean
Pose: Kim explains how she juts her face out and down in photographs so her face looks skinnier
A bit heavy on the blush Laura laughs at her look, calling it 'part lion, part Kardashian, all the way beautiful'
In the meeting, Kim
discussed her fashion evolution, plastic surgery and revealed how to
look skinnier by contouring with bronzer and positioning the head at
just the right angle.
Arriving in style: Kim lands in London dressed head to toe in chic black
Admitting how everyone assumes she
has had work done on her face, Kim explained in the interview that her
secret is not in cosmetic enhancement, but in the way she uses make-up
to slim down her face.
But she also added: 'Botox to me is not surgery.'
Kim used her own palette of bronzers, blushers and eyeshadow colours to work her magic, starting at the hair line and working her way around the edge of the cheekbones and the jaw.
Noting that the colours were far too dark for her Antipodean model, she chuckled at the results of her work.
Aside from clever make-up, another clever trick, she revealed, giving a demonstration, is to jut your head 'out and down' in photographs to make the face look less full.
Kim is in London currently to promote her new fragrance and took time out from her hectic schedule to sit down in a hotel room with the perky Australian editor.
Clad in a black Celine top, a Valentino jacket, a pair of Louboutin heels and a metal Celine choker, the two women quickly got around to the subject of her traveling outfit.
The chic black ensemble was further
proof that since dating Kanye West, the reality maven's wardrobe has
experienced something of an overhaul.
But, as she detailed her wardrobe evolution she was reluctant to credit
to her boyfriend in any such explicit terms.
used to be super trendy and totally sexy,' she acknowledged. 'But I
look back now and I used to want everything short and low cut and you
really can't do it all.'
Ms Brown laughed that she still does try, Kim perhaps revealed
nostalgia for her old self.
She agreed: 'I've tried for years and I would
keep that for years.'
Kim continued: 'More recently my style's become a little bit sleeker.
think, Celine and Givenchy and Lanvin are some of my favs right now.
then again I love mixing it with low price point stuff too. It's all about mixing and matching. You can't really have like high end designers for everything.'