This ‘90s Lip Gloss Was Kim Kardashian West’s First-Ever Beauty Buy
With a documented 50-product strong beauty routine (as detailed by her resident makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic), it’s hard to believe that Kim Kardashian West wasn’t born knowing how to create perfectly contoured cheekbones, or apply just the right amount of cream highlight under her brow. The recent success of her sold out KKW Beauty Cream Contour Kit is further testament to the fact that her signature nude makeup look is still the stuff beauty obsessives dream about. But what if we told you, that before the Beautyblenders and bronzer (and 40-plus other products), Kardashian West’s teen beauty collection was much the same as yours?
In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Kardashian West got candid about the humble beginnings of her love for makeup, spilling the beans on the first-ever product she owned. Most of us would agree lip products are a common makeup first (followed closely by glitter hair gel, coloured mascara, and blush in an unflattering shade of hot pink, right?), so, it’s no surprise the beauty mogul’s first makeup love affair was with the very same nude lip gloss most of us had tucked in our school bag.
Keep scrolling to get nostalgic over KKW's first-ever beauty buy.
Proof her love for a colour palette of creamy nudes started young, Kardashian West told Teen Vogue her first-ever beauty obsession was Bonne Bell's Lip Lites gloss in Cappuccino. A school-yard staple, Bonne Bell (and its sparkly, sometimes cola-flavoured counterpart Lip Smackers) were the sole reason we offered to babysit and walk the dog. There was nothing more exciting than saving up pocket money to buy the latest hue. Whichever shade was your favourite, they were sticky, shiny, and best reapplied with your girlfriends in the school bathrooms. Unfortunately, Kardashian West’s once favourite shade isn’t available anymore, but MAC's Tinted Lipglass in Bittersweet Me ($35) is a close dupe if you’re in the mood to channel a teenage Kimmy K.
Next up: Check out the face mist Kardashian West swears by for perfect makeup.