Sunday, 1 February 2015

Identity Thief: Steal Kylie Jenner's Style

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Danielle Arapis as Kylie Jenner

Its all about new money, quick judgement and sculpted skin.
It's the gossip columns and Chinese whispers, and it's the time of the Kardashian/Jenner dollhouse.
Strands of black hair crayoned with teal chalk, and attitude of inherited wealth and Hollywood sob stories accessorise the curt retorts and dry humour. This is the Kylie Jenner front.

You imagine forced selfies and over filled lips. You see exuberant youth and privileged cavorts with teenage lovers and friends. You see life you don't understand, and money you can't count.

When Danielle and I created our own Kylie Jenner, we knew we wanted to accentuate certain expectations of Instagram's It Girl. We applied all of the gloss, pouting and contour you can fathom, we even decorated her with some bad attitude. 

Underneath it, lay an unapproached shyness and burdened youth. I saw it surface behind watching eyes and shutter snapping. I'd never seen underneath Danielle's front in public before, but this wasn't her own, it was intercepted by Kylie's shyness. It was Kylie's narcissism and Kylie's quiet.

I always wondered why Kylie is Khloe's favourite sister, but there's something in her we don't often see while cameras are rolling. It's the side that unmasks in her Tumblr blog, and hides in her Instagram captions. It's energy and expectations, and self defence. It's the potent eagerness of having a good time. It's the paranoid infamy of socialites.

It wasn't all black Range Rovers and beige lips, it was pressure and secrecy. Being Kylie was intimidating. It was fun to create the rich girl, even without the Los Angeles shadows and white bursts of Calabasas sunlight.

She's entitled, and she wears enough Cartier to pay an entire university tuition. But she's just a girl.
This was her reality.

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Grey Ribbed Dress - New Look, Necklace and bracelets - New Look (Sale), Bag - Very, Boots - Ebay,
Blue Sweat Shirt - Adidas, Black Ripped Jeans - Very, Black and Yellow Cut Out Heels - Kurt Geiger

Make Up
Face
L'Oreal True Match Foundation (N4)
L'Oreal True Match Concealer (N4)
Blush: Make Up Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Sugar and Spice
Highlight: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in Sunset Strip
Bronzer: Bourjois Maxi Delight in Dark

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Downfall (Vice 3, used in crease), Make Up Revolution Iconic 3 Palette (Orange gold and brown grey shades on lid, outer lid and lower lashline)
Eyeliner: Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Smoke Out
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Brows: HD Brows in Foxy

Lips
Lipliner and base lip: Rimmel 1000 Kisses lip liner in Tirimisu
Lipstick: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Socialite

Hair
BLEACH Hair Crayon in Washed Up Mermaid

Make up, styling and photos all done by myself.