Kim Kardashian's Wedding Hair and Makeup: All the Details!

08/25/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Wedding Hair and MakeupMichael Simon

When Kim Kardashian walked down the aisle toward her NBA-player husband-to-be, Kris Humphries, she was part princess, part old Hollywood in her custom Vera Wang gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. “Every girl feels like a princess on her wedding day,” Kardashian tells PEOPLE.

But it wasn’t until her hair and makeup were complete that the bride truly felt ready to meet her prince charming at the end of the aisle.

“We wanted to make her an amazing movie star from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s; like Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner or Elizabeth Taylor,” says Peter Savic, who created Kardashian’s intricate chignon. “She looked very polished. It was classic and tasteful yet exotic.” While Savic had seen the main gown — and he and Kardashian had traded ideas — the two didn’t have any trials. “I just created it that day,” he says.

For his part, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic carried the princess vibe into Kardashian’s cosmetics. “She wanted to look like the most polished and beautiful version of herself,” he says. To prep her skin he used moisturizer by La Mer and By Terry Touche Veloutee concealer under her eyes, giving her a fresh-faced look. Ensuring things stayed put during the long day, Dedivanovic set her makeup with Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish loose powder.

When it came to highlighting Kardashian’s stunning features — especially the eyes — “I used Lancôme 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Frenzy,” he explains. “I swept the golden shade all over lid, the darkest shade along her crease and the lightest shade I used on the brow bone to highlight. I swept the golden colors along Kim’s lower lash line for a super-soft smoky look.” And to give her lashes beautiful length and volume, “I applied two coats of Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes mascara in So Black,” he explains.

To warm Kardashian’s skin and contour her cheeks, Dedivanovic relied on Guerlain Teracotta bronzing powder. “I brushed a bit all along the hairline and along the jaw line,” he says. “To chisel her cheeks, I swept it along the hollows of her cheeks.” Finishing off the look, he defined Kardashian’s voluminous lips using YSL Dessin des Levres lip liner in Nude Beige and Lancôme’s L’Absolu Nu lipstick in Coral Sand (a sheer peachy hue), adding a final touch of shine with Lancôme La Laque Fever lip gloss in Ravishing Coral.

But his job wasn’t done yet. The secret to her stunning shine-free skin throughout the day and night? “Tatcha Blotting Papers,” Dedivanovic reveals. And since Kardashian changed gowns throughout the evening, Dedivanovic had to keep his work classic. “The look had to work with any dress she chose,” he shares, “so we kept the makeup consistent through out the whole day and into the evening.”

–Jennifer Garcia


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Nairi on

So you’re telling me she didn’t wear any foundation?????

gserrano221 on

She always wears makeup forever foundation! im sure she did on her big day too although they sure did fail to mention it!

rob poys on

Fake lashes weren’t mentioned either.

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Flyer on

Who cares?

Mickey on

Damn poor Kim. Getting punished for wearing make-up and false eyelashes. Everyday normal girl on the street wears make up, false eyelashes, extensions, false nails but if your a celeb, guess you are not allowed. World is tough out there…….

Annie on

There’s no doubt she is beautiful all touched up but I’m disappointed that both her and Kris weren’t on the cover. Seems to me two people got married that day.

Jennifer on

Hated the fake lashes! That’s all you could see. Of course she wore foundation. When doesn’t she have a ton of makeup on. I was happy to see that she had a little less on for her wedding day though. That was a good choice.

Carole on


shannon on

she is always loaded with makeup and fake lashes to match her fake self!!!

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