Kourtney Kardashian


“Since we started putting together our makeup collection, Kardashian Beauty, I’ve been extra invested in our list of no-no ingredients. It’s an ingredients black list that we don’t allow into the products—no parabens, no sulfates. Being a mom, I have become really invested in that—I just feel like once I know something, I can’t go backwards and pretend like I don’t know it. My friend Sarah sends me lists sometimes, she just sent me one recently with 15 dangerous ingredients, which I forwarded to everyone involved in Kardashian Beauty to make sure that none of the ingredients were in our products. It’s hard to do at a mass level, selling with CVSUlta, and other stores, but for me, that’s the most important thing.

When I do my own makeup, I always start with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Then, under my eyes I use Make Up For Ever High Definition Concealer and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to cover any spots. It's great. I've caught Scott stealing my tinted moisturizer and concealer in the past, too. [Laughs] After, I put on our Endless Summer Matte Bronzer. It’s this big and it comes with three shades, so I use the darkest shade to do a quick contour on my nose and cheekbones—contouring and highlighting are the best things I’ve learned from getting my makeup done on set. I never really knew they existed before someone did it to me, but now I have to contour. Sometimes, instead of blush, I’ll just wear bronzer. And I always set my makeup with an organic rosewater spray. I just have to; it’s crazy, but I don’t feel finished without it.

For my eyes, my day-to-day just involves curling my lashes to open up my eyes, and applying our mascara, The Quickie. If I’m getting my makeup done, I like to get individual lash extensions or a strip of false lashes, depending on how glam I want to get. I learned how to apply liquid liner when I was in, like, 8th grade—my mom taught me. So I’ve kind of got that mastered. There’s no real trick to it; it’s all about the applicator. Our Film Noir Drama Liner is good because the pencil applicator makes it easy to draw on. I think my favorite look is black liner with a neutral lip—classic and simple. I prefer a really natural look on Kim, too. She’s so pretty. Even when she has no makeup on, she looks so pretty. For myself, I want to focus on the eyes instead of the lip for a while.

So my most embarrassing recent beauty blunder involved my lips—I had my makeup done for something, and they'd lined the outside of my entire mouth with a shiny red lipstick. I don’t know why I didn’t look in the mirror, but I went out with my entire family, and so many friends, after the shoot, and not one person cared to let me know that the liner was sitting a quarter-inch outside of my actual mouth. [Laughs] My lips were double the size. When I got home and saw myself, I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ I took a picture and showed everyone the next day and said, ‘How dare none of you tell me that this is what I looked like the entire night?!’ [Laughs]

That being said, I’ve been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry. Now that I have a daughter, I’ve been thinking about how I'll define beauty to her. I watched a video of Kendall when she was three, and she was putting on makeup. I don’t know how I feel about that. But my daughter already watches me do it. When do you let them start wearing it? I don’t know yet.

I’ve been applying makeup long enough to feel good doing it on my own, but I cannot do my hair to save my life. When left to my own devices, if I have to go to an event, I do a slicked bun. Otherwise, I just try to wear a hat, put it in a ponytail, or do a side braid—something easy. I have no clue how to do it; it’s really becoming a problem. It always turns into a stringy hot mess. Scott, on the other hand, is great with his hair. He’s never without his hairspray, even when we travel.

The one product I hoard more than anything else is Mama Mio Boob Tube. It’s a cream that you’re supposed to apply from your neck to just below your boobs. It has all good ingredients, and it promises to firm and tighten a little. I’m obsessed with it because I’m starting to feel the aging signs lately, so it’s my new thing. I apply it from my neck down to my toes. I’ll take it all the way down. It’s got to be good for my legs and everything else!

I just started getting into a more consistent skincare routine, too. Paying attention to skin started early for me—I’ve been using eye cream since middle school. Kim and I would put vitamin E oil on our eyes. We thought it would make our eyelashes grow. We already had long eyelashes, so I don’t even know what we were after, but people used to always ask us about our lashes, and we’d be like, ‘It’s the vitamin E oil.’ I just started using Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream, but for years I was using Ole Henriksen Eye Creme, because I trust the ingredient list. To wash my face, I love using my Clarisonic with Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar. I use that every day, and take it with me when I'm traveling.”

—as told to ITG

Kourtney Kardashian photographed by Emily Weiss in New York on November 6, 2013. 

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  • Francis

    Her HUSBAND Scott?

    • ITGLacey

      Thanks for the catch—it was a typo, sadly. But I would be first in line for a Kourtney/Scott wedding.... just sayin'

      • Domenica Calarco

        HAHA!!!! Your read it here first, on Into the gloss!

  • ekmc


    Eek, I know too much about this family.

    In any case, I would die for a Scott Disick Top Shelf...

    • wanderlust371

      I second this

    • bluesky557

      omg, seconded. That would be AMAZING.

  • claire

    I actually really like Kourtney so it is great to see her featured! I too am shocked by the "my husband" I trust that you guys didn't typo? lol If it's true congrats Kourt!

  • Britt

    I think Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer works wonderfully but it has parabens and phlalates unless they have reformulated.

  • mermaidsdream

    protips for celebs handling beauty lines: do what Kourtney did and don't pretend like you every product you use is from whatever brand you're peddling. Does anyone actually believe that Sophia Vegara/Emma Stone only wears Covergirl or Revlon? The fact that Kourtney highlighted a few products from her line but was admitted to using other high-end products makes me actually want to check out Khroma, something I'd never thought I'd say.

    • 1Alouette


  • Katy

    Has anyone tried their makeup line? Considering how much slap they use daily I am inclined to think their stuff would work well, but I'm a bit wary...

  • Jessica

    I do not keep up with the Kardashians and I really don't know anything about Kourtney but this interview was really good: interesting, and Kourtney comes across as a nice, likable person. I like all of her commentary on the products she uses and her process/rituals, etc. Very cool.

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    She should totally write more - I like her writing style!

  • Cay

    Kourtney actually has a really cool style. I don't love her family's whole reality promotional stuff, but this was a lot of fun to read. I really appreciate the fact that she didn't pretend like she uses her brand of makeup for everything. That always seems so fake.

    Also, I love the shout-out to Mama Mio. Such a good, cute brand that is perfect for mamas.

  • Androbel

    first off let me say I love Kourtney! she is the smartest one and knows her stuff. I love that she likes everything natural :)
    http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com new post! :)

  • hclsaltaicd

    Everyone in this family is using way too much makeup- I'm for more natural beauty!

  • Aubrey Green

    I like Kourtney.

  • Ruby

    A Lord Disick Top Shelf would be hilarious, but probably insincere. What I would personally love is a Leah Felder Top Shelf. She clearly uses stuff, but is also beautiful and natural and doesn't seem like a big follower. I bet she'd have some amazing tips and products to recommend.

    • 1Alouette

      God, I'd love it!

    • guestwhat

      i don't think it would be insincere... he would probably love to do it and has amazing tips for men. long live the lord!

  • kathS

    I am so glad that you featured Kourtney! I think she has an interesting perspective b/c she has gone more holistic but has the ultra glam background and sistas. I wish she would have talked more about her holistic beauty routine though - on the show she says she puts ghee (butter) on her face and gets colonics. Either way, glad to see her featured and to learn more about their make up line and the ingredients.

  • mel

    She seems so cool. Thanks for thjs ITG.

  • katrine

    hahaha you guys she's my favorite, for real

  • tiana

    oh my goodness I'm so happy you did this post! I love Kourtney and have always been fascinated by her holistic beauty approach. Thank you!!

  • beautyidealist

    Oh my I loved this interview! Although I don't really keep up with these ladies, I do remember reading before about how since she had kids, Kourtney's been really healthy with her juicing and what not so I've always been curious about her beauty products and how it would translate into their own line.

    Props to her for not turning this into an advertorial for their line. It's refreshingly honest and informative. Bravo!

  • Kath

    I love Kourtney! She is my favourite, so happy you did this post. I love how normal she seems, especially compared to Kim

  • http://merredee.blogspot.com/ merredee

    Love hearing exactly what other people use! I'm surprised she says she has no clue how to do her hair, it always looks lovely


  • http://thoughtsofglam.com/ ThoughtsofGlam

    love her routine. I've been looking for great concealers and have always heard those two thrown around but haven't bitten the bullet yet.


  • Domenica Calarco

    Great interview guys xx


  • http://xsimplynitax.blogspot.com/ Nita

    Kourtney's probably my favorite Kardashian! I have a similar figure to her, so many times I find myself looking at her style for some inspiration. I love her personality and her healthy ways. I also admire the fact that she admitted that she uses other makeup brands besides her own, and I love her selections too :)


  • Emilie

    Nothing on her beautiful hair :(

  • Jenny

    None of those bad ingredients in their products, but using on herself is just fine! Seems more like a marketing thing to me...

  • Susan Buchanan

    I read this and then started researching their products, and I ended up with the Whiplash mascara, which is great! I'm Asian with super straight lashes that uncurl themselves almost as soon as I curl them. I only use Kiss Me mascaras because they hold curl and don't budge, but they're hard to remove so I sometimes I don't want to use them if I know I'm going to be tired and not want to bother. This one kept my curl about 75% as well and is easier to remove! I really want to try the Retro Red Joystick too but the only one at the Duane Reade had been opened....

  • Natalie

    I was wary of reading the comments on this because I thought it would be one long Kardashian bash-a-thon but it's refreshing to see people just appreciate a good top shelf.

  • Christina

    I like Kourtney but almost every product she mentioned using has horrible chemicals, even the Erno Lazlo bar lists perdume as the 3rd ingredient. Perfume is a cocktail of undisclosed chemicals which by law companies don't have to reveal!


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Make Up For Ever High Definition Concealer
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Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Kardashian Beauty
Kardashian Beauty Endless Summer Matte Bronzer
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Kardashian Beauty The Quickie Mascara
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