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!
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]
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]
I also spotted on her vanity a Dior lip gloss that looks like it might be Dior ‘Addict’ Ultra-Gloss in 363 Nude. [source]
Kyle says Makeup Forever is one of her favorite brands and she loves Make Up For Ever Lip Blush. [source]
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]
Kyle’s putting on Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink in the photo above.
Her beautiful highlight is from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
Lashes are Red Cherry 747s.
The eyeshadows used are all from the Stila ‘Perfect Me, Perfect Hue” Palette in Medium/Tan.
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.
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]
Kyle Richard’s blush 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.
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]
One 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!
Here’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).
Kyle is wearing Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellisima in the photo above.
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-Zone [source]. Pamella Brogardi used shades 128+140 on Kyle Richards in the BTS photo above [source].
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:
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.
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]
Kyle Richards’ Skin Care
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.
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]
“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]
Kyle Richard’s Facialist
She has also posted on Instagram about getting a 24 karat gold facial.
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.
“‘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]
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.
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.
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]
Kyle Richards’ Perfume
Here’s a photo of Kyle’s perfume tray [source]
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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