Kim Kardashian Officially Has a New Look
Nothing says it’s a new year like deciding it’s time to get off the sad merry-go-round that is your life and reinvent yourself, and that’s exactly what Kim Kardashian seems determined to do this year.
Honestly, she tried to do it last year.
Right before shit hit the fan for Kimmy in 2016, she had already started to experiment with a new look.
You can see it in her Paris Fashion week photos: gone were the Instagram eyebrows and the heavy contouring, replaced instead by a no makeup makeup look, while her hair trailed behind her in one impossibly long, straight sleek mane.
And then, she got robbed, subsequently disappearing from the media spotlight, and on the rare occasions she did leave her house, she hid herself behind layers of fabric and hat brims.
But yesterday, she seemed ready to put the past behind her — she released a montage of home videos, broke her social media silence, and changed her name to just Kim on social media — and plunge headfirst into a new beauty stage of her life: her Yoko Ono-inspired sex hippie phase.
Loving the new look on Kim’s social media 😎 pic.twitter.com/6X6hjFIdfa
— FELIPE (@MolestMeKardash) January 3, 2017
On paper, Yoko Ono and Kim Kardashian may not have a lot in common — Yoko was an experimental artist and Kim is, well, Kim — but underneath their differences, the two women have a lot in common.
They have the same world-weary stare, no problem with public displays of nudity, the same utter devotion to their egomaniacal musician husbands — plus a good handful of their husbands’ fans think both women are bad news bears.
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Honestly, Yoko’s the perfect iconic divisive historical figure for Kim to be emulating, although it’s just as possible that Kim’s emulating Cher.
Now, instead of being just another symbol of American decadence, it looks like Kim is embracing a life with fewer designer labels, more monochrome, and the kind of pure, fresh-faced beauty that hasn’t been en vogue since the grunge 1990s — just with a little extra va va voom.
So why not start experimenting with getting this look down now so that when everybody’s doing it in six months, you’ll already look like a seasoned pro.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Leave-In Conditioner
Yoko’s hair may have always had a bit of frizz to it, but Kimmy’s hair looks like a sleek, shiny pony mane at all times, so you’re going to need something that’ll tame all your fly aways. This spray is vitamin-infused and will keep your hair from looking like a hot fried mess when you reach for your straightening iron or brush.
2. Covergirl BB Cream
The hardest part about nailing the no makeup makeup look is your skin. There’s just so many things that could be wrong with it on any given day. A pimple could have popped up overnight, your skin could be puffy because you spent last night drinking instead of catching up on your beauty sleep, or even, dare I say it, splotchy.
This is where BB cream comes in handy. Promising all-day hydration, natural-looking radiance and light coverage, it’ll take your skin from “eh” to “huh, wonder if she’s a model in Japan.”
JK it probably won’t do that, but you know what I mean.
3. Bumble & Bumble Does It All Styling Spray
Our editor Molly swears by this spray. Spray it on before you straighten your hair and not only will your hair be locked in place all day, but it won’t feel crunchy or oily or any other negative adjective you think of when you think of hairspray.
4. Laura Geller Spackle Primer Gel
Even though we all have pores, nobody wants theirs to stand out like a sore thumb. Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-up Primer lives up to its promise to de-shine and erase pores without you look splotchy or dry out your skin.
It’s $32, but worth every single penny.
5. A trip to the Microblading office
Microblading sounds scary, but it’s a miracle worker if you were born without the gift of a visible eyebrow.
It lasts for three years and creates the look of individual hairs rather than just look like the big face tattoo it is.
And while you’re at it, you should read our list of sneaky ways to look good without makeup.