Since I’ve already done Lisa Vanderpump (twice for LVP actually), Erika Jayne aka Erika Girardi, and Lisa Rinna 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. I have scoured the internet for any and all interviews with Kyle about her favorite 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?Kyle Richards (source)
“When in doubt, do without!”
How Old is Kyle Richards?
Kyle Richards was born on January 11, 1969 making her 50 years old. She looks amazing for 50! WOW!
Kyle Richards’ Makeup
Kyle is a huge makeup lover and recently converted her home gym into a closet/dressing room/vanity. [source]
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Kyle Richards Lip Gloss and Lipstick
Kyle Richards Lip Gloss
DC: Name the one item of makeup you always wear.Kyle Richards [source]
KR: Lip gloss. I am not a big makeup person but when I put on some lip gloss I feel put together.
Buxom Lip Gloss
Kyle says “I use Buxom – it really makes your lips look fuller!”[source]
I would bet Kyle uses Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Leslie for her go-to peachy-pink nude lips.
Kyle Richards’ Lipstick
Tom Ford Lipstick
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
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Kyle Richards has rocked MAC’s Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($18). I have and love both Russian Red and Ruby Woo they’re so beautiful! Russian Red is more of a True Red while Ruby Woo has slightly orange undertones for more of a bold look!
Kyle Richards Blush Bronzer and Highlighter
Kyle Richards’ Blush
Kyle Richards’ blush favorite: The Balm Hot Mama! Blush ($20) – 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]. I bought this blush after reading it was Kyle’s favorite and I have to agree- it’s stunning!
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Cle de Peau Beaute Cream Blush
Kyle’s makeup artist Pamela has also used Cle de Peau Beaute Cream blush in #1 Cranberry ($60) to give her a more intense flush for a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills interview look.
Kyle Richards’ Bronzer
Pamella Brogardi (Kyle’s long-term makeup artist) has shared on her IG that she uses a mix of Benefit Hoola bronzer [Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm says this is the best bronzer she’s ever tried] and Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Tawny Brown . Jessie James Decker and Lisa Vanderpump both love Bobbi Brown as well.
Related Post: Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets
Kyle Richards’ Contour
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Kyle Richards’ Highlighter
For Kyle Richard’s highlighted glow makeup artist Pamella Brogardi uses the highlighter Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules is also a fan of the BECCA Highlighters.
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Kyle Richards Concealer and Foundation
Kyle says it took her a while to come around and finally use a beautyblender ($20) for applying foundation, but now she can’t live without it. She even carries it in her makeup bag for touch ups. [source]
Bobbi Brown Concealer
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]
The orange under tones are perfect for cancelling out blue and purple tones under the eyes.
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Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
Other Bravo stars that also love Tarte Shape Tape Concealer? Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York City, Naomie Olindo and Cameran Wimberly Eubanks from Southern Charm.
Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation
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!
Make Up For Ever Foundation
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.
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Kyle Richards Eye Makeup
Kyle Richards Eyeshadow
Kyle Richards’ Smokey Eye
For this smokey eye interview look on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (below) makeup artist Pamella Brogardi used MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Fathom’s Deep and Lorac ‘Unzipped Gold’ eyeshadow palette. This LORAC palette is so gorgeous. The colors would work great from everyday to special events and would be perfect to travel with.
Kyle Richards Eyeliner
Kyle Richards Lashes
Individual False Lashes
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.
Related Post: How to Apply False Lashes for Beginners
Kyle Richards’ Mascara
Vaseline for Lashes
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] Cynthia Bailey from Real Housewives of Atlanta is a big Vaseline lover as well.
Kyle Richards Eyebrows
Kyle uses Benefit’s Gimme Brow + Volume Eyebrow Gel. This is a tinted brow gel with microfibers that add volume to the brow and help it look defined and filled in. I love this stuff!
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] If you’re looking for a great brow shaping place in LA check out my blog post on eyebrow threading and tinting.
“I am old school; I don’t look at makeup tutorials on You Tube. I prefer to look at books by Kevyn Aucoin.”Kyle Richards [source]
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 Richards’ Skin Care
Kyle Richards’ Botox
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]. I started using GlyDerm Face Lotion 5 which is a glycolic lotion for gentle rejuvenating over night exfoliation after reading Lisa Rinna rave about it in her book.
Hydrating & Moisturizing
Under Eye Patches
Kyle wore Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patches under eye patches when the girls were traveling to Provence, France. You can read more about exactly which ones she used and how to use them in this blog post.
If the eye patches are sold out try one of these links:
- PTR 24k Gold Eye Patches on Nordstrom
- PTR 24k Gold Eye Patches on Sephora
- PTR 24k Gold Eye Patches on Ulta
Skin Brightening – Vitamin C
“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] If that link doesn’t work you can find it on Dermstore.
To prep Kyle’s skin for a full face of flawless makeup, Pamela uses Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment. Thirstymud uses hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate for a dewy, glowing complexion.
Kyle Richards Facialist Carina Tajinian
24k Gold Facial
She has also posted on Instagram about getting a 24 karat gold facial.
Kyle Richards’ Hair
Don’t Put Hot Tools on Max Heat
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 temperature, and she doesn’t like a lot of product because it dulls shine.
Related Post: Kyle Richards Has a Hair Salon in Her House
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.”Kyle Richards [source]
How She Protects Her Hair
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.”Kyle Richards [source]
Kyle Richards’ Shampoo and Conditioner
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].
Suflate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner
Drugstore Shampoo and Conditioner
Kyle also uses Organix Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
pantene pro-v conditioner
Kyle also uses the Pantene Smooth & Sleek 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioner.
For moisture and shine Kyle uses Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil. This also smelly incredible!
I think it’s really cool that Kyle Richards uses a mix of drugstore and higher end hair products.
Leave in conditioner and detangler
Kyle uses Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray as a leave in conditioner and lightweight hair detangler.
To see more of Kyle Richards’ Hair Care Favorites Check out: Kyle Richards has a Beauty Salon in Her Home and Her Current Hair Product Favorites
Kyle Richards’ Hair Vitamins
Kyle has also said she uses Nourage Nourishment for Healthier Hair vitamins to keep her hair long and strong. [source] They contain biotin, vitamin C, Vitamin B, Zinc, Copper, antioxidants, and Cynatine HSN Keratin.
Kyle Richards’ Curls
Pamella 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.”Kyle Richards [source]
Kyle Richards’ Workout
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 Richards’ Diet
Kyle’s says “I eat almost no sugar,” and she also limits carbs.– Kyle Richards [source]
Kyle’s ultimate “fountain of youth” product? Good ol’ water. [source]
Kyle Richards’ Tan
Kyle Richards’ Fragrance
Kyle Richards’ Signature Scent
Kyle Richards’ Perfume
Kyle Richards’ Favorite Smell
And your favorite nonperfume smell? “I love the smell of Christmas.”[source]
Kyle Richards’ Fashion
If you want to find Kyle Richards’ clothes from Instagram and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills check out the Big Blonde Hair blog.
Kyle Richards’ Book
In 2011 Kyle Richards released the book Life is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife That Does it All
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Kyle Richards’ Favorite Products
- Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Tonya
- MAC’s Lipstick in Ruby Woo
- The Balm Hot Mama! Blush
- MAC Powder Blush in Taupe
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
- MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow
- Urban Decay black eyeliner
- Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara
- L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
- Benefit’s Gimme Brow + Volume Eyebrow Gel
- Books by Kevyn Aucoin
- Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System
- Nassif MD Peri-Orbital Complex
- Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
- Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer
- St. Ives Mineral Clay Firming Mask
- Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner
- Organix Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
- Pantene Smooth & Sleek 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioner
- Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil
- Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray
- Nourage Nourishment for Healther Hair vitamins
- IF by Apothia Perfume
- Chanel No 5
- Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
- Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Leslie
- Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima
- Cle de Peau Beaute Cream blush in #1 Cranberry
- Benefit Hoola bronzer
- Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Tawny Brown
- Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
- Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover foundation
- MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Fathom’s Deep
- Lorac ‘Unzipped Gold’ eyeshadow palette
- Red Cherry in style 747
- Red Cherry False Eyelashes in Lottie
- Red Cherry in #103
- MAC 30 Lash
- MAC Makeup Wipes
- GlyDerm Face Lotion 5
- Sunday Riley CEO Protect + Repair Moisturizer
- Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
- Mason Pearson hair brush
- Macadamia Oil Deep Repair hair mask
- GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand