Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Beauty Secrets

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis Southern Charm Season 6 Promo Photo

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis is the red-headed starlet of the Bravo reality show Southern Charm. I love that Kathryn always brings the drama and originality in her style that we so badly need in this day and age. She is always extra and her looks make a serious statement. This girl has been through a lot and she is not going to let anyone dim her light. Shine on Kathryn. I did some research to find out Kathryn’s favorite beauty products and I’m sharing them all here with you!

When does the new season of Southern Charm premier?

Season 6 of Southern Charm is about to premier on Bravo on May 15th, 2019 at 8/7c.

If you’ve never seen this gem of a series you MUST watch. Kathryn is part of one of the most iconic, jaw dropping season ending episodes in reality show history (last episode of the first season).

Researching this post I learned many interesting things about Ms. Dennis. Kathryn was not cast as part of the original cast, she started as a background extra at a party and charmed her way into a lead role. Calhoun is actually her (and Kensington’s) middle name (I thought she had 2 last names). And she’s dabbled in the dating app Bumble.

How old is Kathryn Dennis?

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis was born on August 5th, 1992 making her 27 years old.

Kathryn Dennis’ Makeup

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Red Lipstick

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ signature red lipstick color? MAC Lady Danger! This is Kelly Dodd’s favorite too! This shade has blue undertones (some red lipsticks pull more orange) and that makes your teeth appear whiter too!

MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger
MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

Related Post: Kelly Dodd from Real Housewives of Orange County’s Makeup and Beauty Secrets


Kathryn carries the Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan with her because she loves the big mirror. She also loves that it smells like coconuts. Her makeup artist Gabby Garrison (@gabbygarrison on Instagram) used it on the Southern Charm Season 6 Promo photos too!


Kathryn likes L’Oreal Voluminous mascara which Lilly Ghalichi and Kyle Richards are also fans of. This is my go-to as well! The price is super affordable and it works great!

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Related Post: Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Makeup and Beauty Secrets

Kathryn Dennis’ Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists

Gabby Garrison (@gabbygarrison on Instagram)

One hairstylist/makeup artist that Kathryn Dennis works with in Charleston is Gabby Garrison (@gabbygarrison on Instagram). Gabby did Kathryn’s hair (color, extensions, and style) and makeup for the promos for Southern Charm season 6 and she did a BEAUTIFUL job! Kathryn looks like perfection! And seriously biggest shout out to Gabby ever because she was a complete ANGEL and went above and beyond by giving me all of this super detailed info!

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis of Southern Charm's makeup for the Southern Charm Bravo Promo photos
Kathryn Calhoun Dennis of Southern Charm’s makeup for the Southern Charm Bravo Promo photos

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Coral Lip

Gabby was also nice enough to DM me some of the details about what she used on Kathryn for this shoot. For Kathryn’s gorgeous bold coral lip she used Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina (PS this is discontinued so if you want it snatch it up ASAP!!)

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Lip Gloss

topped with NARS Orgasm lip gloss. Is this not the most beautiful color ever? I might need to snatch this one up…

NARS lip gloss in Orgasm
NARS lip gloss in Orgasm



Gabby used the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Luxury Eyeshadow Pallete for the promotional photoshoot and for Kathryn’s interview looks. OMG is this palette dreamy or what? Like I need this. Gabby uses the matte brown color on an angled brush to lightly fill in Kathryn’s eyebrows too!


For mascara Gabby used Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara on Kathryn over Ardell falsies.

Kathryn Dennis’ Lashes

Gabby used the super affordable Ardell Faux Mink lashes on Kathryn.

Kathryn Dennis’ Eyebrows

For Kathryn’s brows Gabby uses Glossier Boy Brow in Brown. I own this and it’s one of my faves too!. This product has a teeny mascara style wand and thickens, fills in, grooms brows and helps them stay in place all day.

Glossier Boy Brow
Glossier Boy Brow

Face Makeup – Foundation, Powder & Concealer


Gabby mixes foundations to get the perfect formula and color match for Kathryn. She mostly uses Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Light Beige. This is another product I have heard SO MANY good things about and I’m dying to try myself.

Gabby mixed Born This Way foundation with Physician’s Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 ($15). She said this one is great for sensitive skin.


For under eye concealer Gabby uses the super affordable Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx Physicians Strength Concealer. I’m so intrigued by them calling this a “physicians strength” concealer…

Setting Powder

Gabby used the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder in Fair on Kathryn. I have heard AMAZING things about this powder and the whole Charlotte Tilbury line. Patricia Altschul loves Charlotte Tilbury blushes.

Kathryn Dennis’ Hair

Big, Loose Curls with Volume

For Kathryn’s hair Gabby used Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder by Big Sexy Hair and put it in velcro rollers for a couple hours to set. I’ve talked about hot rollers before in my posts on Patricia Altschul and Lisa Vanderpump and I’m going to proclaim right now that I think they’re going to make a comeback ASAP.

drybar High Tops Self Grip Hair Rollers
drybar High Tops Self Grip Hair Rollers

Related Post: Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm’s Makeup, Hair, and Beauty Secrets


Gabby finished Kathryn’s hair with some Amika Hairspray

Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray
Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray

Hair Oil

Gabby added some Moroccan Oil for shine.

Moroccan Oil
Moroccan Oil

Chelsea Shea HMUA

Another hair and makeup artist Kathryn works with is Chelsea Shea (@chelseashea_hmua)

Kathryn Dennis’ Skincare


Kathryn says she has very sensitive skin so she uses Trish McEvoy’s Gentle Cleansing Wash . Her costar Cameran Eubanks is a big fan of the Trish McEvoy mascara.

Related Post: Cameran Eubanks’ Skincare, Makeup, and Beauty Secrets


She likes a light weight moisturizer so she uses Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30. This is a primer, moisturizer and sunscreen all in one. It’s a good idea to layer sunscreen like this for added protection.


Dr. Germain – Kathryn goes to this dermatologist because her co-star Miss Patricia Altschul sees her. She uses Germain Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($42) to protect her fair skin.

Germain Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
Germain Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Kathryn is a girl after my own heart wearing a swim shirt in the Bahamas!! I wore one in Nicaragua (and Mexico, and Florida, and anytime I’m in water) when you’re fair you have to take these steps to protect yourself!

Kathryn Dennis wearing an Island Company swim shirt in the bahamas
Kathryn Dennis wearing her SPF Swim shirt to protect her fair skin in the Bahamas.

Kathryn Dennis’ Hair

Volume and Texture

When a fan asked Kathryn how they can get big Southern hair like her, she recommended the Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder by Big Sexy Hair.

Kathryn’s red hair has been many different and vibrant shades of red over the years and really is what gives her that old Hollywood look.

Dry Shampoo

Her hair and makeup artist Gabby Garrison uses IGK Hair Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Dry Shampoo to give Kathryn’s hair texture.

Hair Extensions

Bonded Semi-Permanent Hair Extensions

Gabby used Babe Fusion Pro Hair Extensions in Shade 38 Gigi to give Kathryn’s hair length and fullness. These are Keratin bond hair extensions that will last a few months. This type of hair extension must be purchased through a salon and installed professionally.

Babe Fusion Pro 38 Gigi Red Hair Extensions
Babe Fusion Pro 38 Gigi Red Hair Extensions

Clip In Temporary Hair Extensions

If you want hair extensions that you can take in and out as you please, I highly recommend my friend Molly’s company Girl Get Glamorous HAIR Clip-In Hair Extensions. Molly is a redhead herself and understands how difficulty it can be to find the perfect shade. To get close to Kathryn’s Season 6 promo hair Molly recommends the Girl Get Glamorous Clip-In Hair Extensions in shade Hot Sauce 29/30. You can use my code HOLLYWOOD for a discount.

Girl Get Glamorous Hair Extensions in Hot Sauce Shade 29 30 Copper Red
Girl Get Glamorous Hair Extensions in Hot Sauce Shade 29/30 Copper Red.
Photo from girlgetglamorousHAIR.com

She says to have a professional colorist do a red toner with no bleach and no dye. The extensions have already been chemically processed to sanitize, remove color, and add color so it’s best to try for the shade closest to the desired color and use toner only.

Kathryn Dennis’ Tan

Kathryn swears by Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup which she puts all over her body. I can confirm that this product is amazing. It’s so great at covering up imperfections in the skin. It’s like a bottle of panty hose. I can also vouch that it gets all over everything. I’ve literally brought my own brown towel to a pool party and on a boat before.

Mobile Spray Tanning

Kathryn, much like her friend Stassi, is obsessed with spray tans. For a spray tan that won’t come off on someone’s furniture Kathryn has used Glow Boss which is a mobile tanning company which means they’ll come to you!

Related Post: Stassi Schroeder’s Makeup, Skincare, Tanning, and Beauty Secrets

Kathryn Dennis Plastic Surgery

Lip Filler

Kathryn gets Restalyne in her lips at Access Aesthetics in Charleston.

Breast Augmentation

Kathryn told the case she had a breast augmentation during a Southern Charm reunion.

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Style

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Stylist

On an episode of Southern Charm last season we watched Kathryn get an internship at the locally owned luxury department store Gwynns. Madison Simon (@MadisonSimonSays on Instagram) at Gwynns helps style Kathryn for the show and photo shoots.

L’Abeye – kweenk x @shoplabeye

Kathryn worked with her Southern Charm cast mate Naomie Olindo and her new fashion brand L’Abeye to create some super cute OKURRR sweatshirts and t-shirts.

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Social Media

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Instagram @kathryndennis

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Twitter @KathrynDennis

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Facebook Kathryn Calhoun Dennis

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Furniture Line Kensie + Saint

Kensie + SAINT Furniture Instagram @kensieandsaint

I hope you enjoyed reading all about Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ beauty products! Please let me know who you’d like to see me cover next!


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Author: Lindsay

Lindsay is the creator of Blushing in Hollywood a beauty, dating, travel and lifestyle blog based in Los Angeles, California.