Kyle Richards’ Beauty Secrets

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Since I’ve already done Lisa Vanderpump (twice for LVP actually) and Erika Jayne aka Erika Girardi I figured the next Real Housewife of Beverly Hills whose beauty secrets we all want to know is obviously Kyle Richards aka Kyle Richards Umansky. Again I have scoured the internet for any and all interviews with Kyle about her fave beauty products, makeup, hair care, skin care, etc. and have put them all together for your enjoyment here!

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What’s your beauty mantra in five words or less? 
“When in doubt, do without!” (source)

Kyle Richards’ Makeup

When asked what Kyle has changed since being on TV she said “I don’t even wear that much for the show. I usually just wear a little mascara and a little liner. When people tell me I look good in a scene, I realize, Oh, that’s when I didn’t have that much makeup on, so maybe I’ll wear a little less of that. And I work out more, because I don’t like seeing myself gain weight on TV.” [source]

Kyle is a huge makeup lover and recently converted her home gym into a closet/dressing room/vanity. [source]

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DC: Name the one item of makeup you always wear.
KR: Lip gloss. I am not a big makeup person but when I put on some lip gloss I feel put together. [source]

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Just like Erika Jayne and Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards loves a lipgloss and her favorite is Trish McEvoy Lip Gloss in Irresistible [source].

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“I’m always digging for my lip gloss. I use Buxom – it really makes your lips look fuller!” [source] I would bet Kyle uses one of their most popular colors- Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian.

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I also spotted on her vanity a Dior lip gloss that looks like it might be Dior ‘Addict’ Ultra-Gloss in 363 Nude. [source]
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iconKyle says Makeup Forever is one of her favorite brands and she loves Make Up For Ever Lip Blush. [source]makeup-forever-lip-blush-exalted-rosewood-921

Kyle Richards’ makeup artist Pamella Brogardi recently posted a behind-the-scenes shot of a RHOBH interview look with Kyle looking pretty in pinks. She was kind enough to do a breakdown of the products used in this look (See below) [source]

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Kyle Richards pic from @hairnmakeupbypamellab in IG

Kyle’s putting on Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink in the photo above.

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Her beautiful highlight is from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
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Lashes are Red Cherry 747s.
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The eyeshadows used are all from the Stila ‘Perfect Me, Perfect Hue” Palette in Medium/Tanicon

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Who could forget when Kyle wore MAC’s Fashion Revival lipstick on Watch What Happens Live and everyone called in to find out what the color was? [source] Unfortunately it was limited edition, but a close dupe would be MAC Lipstick in Rebel.

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Another MAC color Kyle has worn is MAC’s Lipstick in Russian Red. [source]

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Kyle Richards wearing MAC lipstick in Russian Red on Watch What Happens Live

Another gorgeous red lip Kyle has rocked is MAC’s Lipstick in Ruby Woo.  I have and love both Russian Red and Ruby Woo they’re so classic. Kyle is also wearing MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow in this photo. [source]

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Kyle Richard’s iconblush favorite: The Balm Hot Mama! Blush – Kyle says every makeup artist she shows this to ends up buying it and I can see why- this looks like a super flattering peachy shade that would look great on just about any skin color [source]. Check out more of my recommendations from theBalm here.

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Kyle loves the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit to cover up dark under eye circles and brighten under the eyes. This kit has a creamy concealer and a powder which is great for touch-ups on the go. [source]
iconOne of Kyle Richard’s foundation favorites is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick [source]. After remembering that Jessie James Decker loves this foundation too I’m wondering why I haven’t tried it yet!
iconHere’s another gorgeous BTS shot from Kyle Richard’s makeup artist/hair stylist Pamella Brogardi followed by her product breakdown. Her blush is Hot Mama (see above).

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From @makeupnhairbypamellab on IG

Kyle is wearing Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellisima in the photo above.

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Her bronzer is a mix of Benefit Hoola and Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Tawny Brown.icon

iconOn Kyle’s eyes Pamella used MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Fathom’s Deep and Lorac ‘Unzipped Gold’ eyeshadow palette.
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Lashes are Red Cherry in #103.red-cherry-103
iconFor Kyle Richard’s highlighter glow Pamella used Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.


Thierry Pourtoy, one of Kyle’s makeup artists says that Kyle is beautiful without makeup and has great skin, so he goes light on the foundation. He uses Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover foundation on her which is known for high coverage and camera-ready skin, and powder only on the T-Zoneicon [source]. Pamella Brogardi used shades 128+140 on Kyle Richards in the BTS photo above [source].

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Thierry Pourtoy also says he adds shimmer to her lids and inner corner, and dark brown, eggplant or black eyeliner. He uses the Bare Minerals eyeshadows with rose gold or bronzed high shine eye color [source] like the ones in this palette:
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Kyle says she wears MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow in the opening titles of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The purple undertones are great for hazel and green eyes [source]. icon

After noticing that strip lashes can make you look older, Kyle now prefers individuals at the end for a more natural, younger look [source]. I recommend the MAC 30 Lash individuals which have short, medium, and long lash lengths.
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I love that Kyle’s mom told her long hair and eyebrows are her signature look so she shouldn’t mess with them. For her brows, Kyle says she used to go to Anastasia Beverly Hills religiously, but said they just stopped growing back. [source]

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Kyle Richards’ glow up is real! Photo from US Weekly

For mascara, Kyle is a fan of the cult classic and super affordable L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. [source]

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She also like’s Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara [source].

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One surprising beauty product Kyle Richards uses is Vaseline on the tops of her lashes because they get dry from makeup or crying too much. [source]

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In her makeup bag she has Urban Decay black eyeliner. [source]
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“I am old school; I don’t look at makeup tutorials on You Tube. I prefer to look at books by Kevyn Aucoin.”[source]

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Kyle likes to do a little contouring/sculpting with her MAC Powder Blush in Taupe. [source]
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Kyle Richards’ Skin Care
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Kyle says she gets laser treatments to help with fine lines and brown spots. She regrets sun exposure when younger and always wears sunscreen now. [source]

Kyle admits to using Botox (which I just got in Beverly Hills at Alchemy43 and have been loving), but doesn’t believe in fillers. [source]

She also likes glycolic acid in her skin care (just like Sonja Morgan) which is an exfoliant that helps shed layers of dead skin to make it smoother [source]. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant would be a great option to try to get Kyle Richards’ amazing skin.

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Kyle Richards’ mom taught her to always remove her makeup before bed so she is fanatical about it. She uses wipes to remove makeup [source]

She uses her Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System if it feels like she has too much foundation on. [source]
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“I never ever use soap on my face,” Kyle said. “I use Dr. Paul Nassif’s exfoliating cleanser. I just use a little bit. But it’s a great cleanser and not too rough. My daughter even steals it from me!” [source]

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She has also mentioned keeping her skin care simple and using Dermatologist favorite Cetaphil to wash her face. [source]

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Kyle has dry skin and carries Nassif MD Peri-Orbital Complex  in her purse to keep her under eye area hydrated. [source]

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“I also like to use a heavy moisturizer with vitamin C. I really love Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu. It reduces fine lines and spots without having to layer on ten different products.” [source]
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Kyle Richard’s Facialist

One not-so-standard beauty procedure Kyle Richards’ facialist Carina Tajinian gives her is electric facials. They use electrical current to lift and firm the muscles of the face. [source]

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Kyle Richards getting an electric facial.

She has also posted on Instagram about getting a 24 karat gold facial.

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She also likes microdermabrasion which I’ve posted about before here. [source]

One affordable mask Kyle uses at home that’s not made out of literal gold is the St. Ives Mineral Clay Firming Mask. [source]

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Kyle Richards’ Hair

Kyle’s secret to having the best hair in Beverly Hills is that she doesn’t use a lot of heat, won’t put tools on highest temp, doesn’t like a lot of product because it dulls shine. She’s also fanatical about brushing her hair slowly from the bottom up and then brush through. She tells her daughters to stop brushing if you hear that snag sound because hair will break and not come back. [source] I would guess Kyle uses a fancy Mason Pearson hair brush.
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“‘I’m always tell my girls, ‘you have to baby your hair.’ I use a paddle brush, and not too much heat or product – that dulls the shine. I don’t blow dry it every day, and I’ll also leave a little bit of conditioner in it sometimes.” [source]

Unlike Erika Jayne and Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards says “I’ve had no [hair] extensions ever,” she says. “They are bad for your hair and fortunately I’ve never needed any.”[source]

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And when she says less is more she means it. “I don’t use hairspray,” she told us. “I don’t wash it every day. When I’m not filming I don’t use a blow dryer at all. I’ll just wash it, and let it dry naturally after I tie it in a knot.” [source]

Kyle Richards has said many times in the past that she uses
Pantene shampoo and conditioner, but recently she swears by sulfate-free shampoo [source] and I would imagine she would use something fancy like the Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo.

iconKyle has also said she uses Pantene for her hair and Nourage vitamins to keep her hair long and strong. [source]
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She uses a Brazilian blowout conditioner [source] like the Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Conditioner.

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For a hair mask she likes Macadamia hair masks [source] like the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque.
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She uses Moroccan hair oil to keep flyaways in place. [source]

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Kyle Richards’ hair stylist and one of her current makeup artists is Pamella Brogardi. [source] She uses a 1″ curling rod to get Kyle Richards’ curly hair and pins the curl while they cool so the style will last.

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Photo from Kyle Richards Hair Stylist’s IG @makeupnhairbypamellab

Kyle Richards’ Diet and Exercise Secrets

You look phe-nom-en-al! What’s your key to staying fresh-faced and young?  “Eating right and exercising — what you put in your body reflects what you look like on the outside.” [source]

Kyle has a full-on fitness schedule with only one day off a week – Soul Cycle twice a week, hiking twice a week and a new rowing class twice a week. “It’s the new spinning,” she says. “I just discovered it. They dim the lights and you really get into it.” [source]

Kyle’s says “I eat almost no sugar,” and she also limits carbs. [source]

Kyle’s ultimate “fountain of youth” product? Good ol’ water. [source]

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One of her super sneaky beauty tricks to looking thinner? A spray tan. When she wants to do it at home she uses L’Oreal Sublime Bronze. [source]

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Kyle Richards’ Perfume

Here’s a photo of Kyle’s perfume tray [source]

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Kyle Richards’ perfume tray in Parade

On the tray I see Chanel No 5, Tom Ford (possibly) Tobacco Vanille, I also spotted on her vanity the beautiful gold bottle of Victor & Rolf Rose Explosion perfume. [source]

What’s your signature scent?”I swear by something called IF by Apothia.” [source]

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And your favorite nonperfume smell? “I love the smell of Christmas.” [source]

Kyle Richards’ Fashion

If you want to find Kyle Richards’ cltohes from Instagram and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills check out the Big Blonde Hair blog.

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