Kim Kardashian-West’s make-up artist reveals the one product he skips and we’re shook

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by Louella Berryman |

The Kardashian clan are well known for their make-up hacks, and boy, have we learnt a lot.

The latest instalment in the Kardashian Make-up Academy is this: Kim Kardashian West doesn't use primer. We repeat: She doesn't use primer.

Kim's go-to make-up artist, Mario Dedivanovic (aka @MakeupbyMario), revealed in an Instagram live that he doesn't use primer on Kim, only moisturiser.

When asked the question "Primer - do or don't?", he replied;

"I typically don't use facial primers, no... I just like an emollient moisturiser. I like a good old fashioned emollient moisturiser under makeup."

Well well well.

He did however mention his favourite foundation (RCMA Foundation, £24.45) and the importance of eye primers, which are important for creating the smokey, shimmery looks favoured by Kim.


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We all love a high street product that actually works which is why we'd definitely recommend Revolution's full coverage foundation. It's highly pigmented, long-lasting and there's 50 shades.

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Another brand that's always been inclusive is MAC but no only do they have products for every skin tone but also every type of coverage you can want; including this full coverage foundation. This will leave you with a satin finish and is great for normal, dry and mature skin.

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This full coverage foundation will leave your skin feeling comfortable, meaning no cakey vibes. It also lasts up to 24 hours - not sure why you'd have foundation on for that long but still...

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This full coverage foundation will leave you with a flawless-looking complexion all night long. It has a matte finish but will still leave you looking fresh faced.

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Although he's not a primer kind of guy, Mario did reveal one product that he'd use in a pinch. Mario did reveal one single primer that has managed to win him over.

"The only primer I'd have to say I've used in recent times is the Tatcha primer, Silk Canvas...that one I do like, a lot."

He also said he'd use a concealer as an eye primer if needed, which is music to our lazy ears, tbh.

"I do use eye primer sometimes, or I use concealer and foundation as an eye primer," said Mario.

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