Kyle Richards’ Beauty Secrets

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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? 
“When in doubt, do without!”

Kyle Richards (source)

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]

Related Post: Lisa Vanderpump’s Vanity

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Kyle Richards Lip Gloss and Lipstick

Kyle Richards Lip Gloss

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.

Kyle Richards [source]

Just like her fellow Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne and Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards loves a lipgloss.

Kyle Richards applying lip gloss at her vanity
Kyle Richards applying lip gloss at her vanity Photo by Pamella Brogardi / LA Times

Buxom Lip Gloss

Kyle says “I use Buxom – it really makes your lips look fuller!”

[source]

She loves all the colors including Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Tonya. She says they tingle which plumps your lips. [source]

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Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish in Tonya is another one of Kyle Richards lip gloss favorites

I would bet Kyle uses Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Leslie for her go-to peachy-pink nude lips.

Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls loves Buxom lip gloss in Alexis
Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls loves Buxom lip gloss in Alexis

Related Post: Top 10 Real Housewives Beauty Products Readers Bought in 2018

Kyle Richards’ Lipstick

Kyle Richards’ makeup artist and hair stylist in LA Pamella Brogardi (@glambypamelab) recently posted a behind-the-scenes shot of a RHOBH interview look with Kyle looking pretty in pinks.  [source]

Tom Ford Lipstick

Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink ($55) almost seems like it’s made for Kyle! Kyle’s cast mate Lisa Rinna is also a big fan of Tom Ford lipstick.

Kyle Richards glam by @glambypamelab she is wearing Tom Ford Spanish Pink lipstick, her favorite Hot Mama blush from The Balm, Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 128, and Red Cherry lashes in Lottie. For her hair Pamela Brogardi used Kerasilk Hair Stay.
Kyle Richards glam by @glambypamelab she is wearing Tom Ford Spanish Pink lipstick, her favorite Hot Mama blush from The Balm, Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 128, and Red Cherry lashes in Lottie. For her hair Pamela Brogardi used Kerasilk Hair Stay.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Kyle is wearing Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima in the photo below. This is a gorgeous nudey/pink that will last ALL DAY. Check out my post on liquid lipsticks to see more photos.

Related Post: Beauty Trends – Liquid Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

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

theBalm 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!

Related Post: My Favorite Products From theBalm

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Kyle Richards favorite blush is Hot Mama! By The Balm
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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.

Cle De Peau Beaute Cream Blush in Cranberry
Cle De Peau Beaute Cream Blush in Cranberry

Related Post: Erika Jayne from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Beauty Secrets

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

Kyle likes to do a little contouring/sculpting with her MAC Powder Blush in Taupe ($17). [source]

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MAC Powder Blush in Taupe can be used as a neutral contouring powder because it’s not too orange or muddy looking.

Related Post: How to Contour

Kyle Richards’ Highlighter

BECCA Highlighter

For Kyle Richard’s highlighted glow makeup artist Pamella Brogardi uses the highlighter Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in OpalStassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules is also a fan of the BECCA Highlighters.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Opal
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Opal

Related Post: Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules’ Beauty Secrets

Kyle Richards Concealer and Foundation

Beautyblender

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]

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Beauty Blender makeup blending sponge

Plus her co-star Erika Jayne is a spokeswoman for beautyblender

Concealer

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 Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit comes with a creamy concealer with orange undertones that help cancel out dark under eye circles and a powder that sets the concealer in place so it lasts longer.
The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit comes with a creamy concealer with orange undertones that help cancel out dark under eye circles and a powder that sets the concealer in place so it lasts longer.

The orange under tones are perfect for cancelling out blue and purple tones under the eyes.

Related Post: The Best Concealer to Cover Undereye Circles

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Kyle calls the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer a miracle product! She had to check out what all the fuss was about when she kept seeing it on Instagram. She applies it with her beautyblender. [source]

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
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!

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation
Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation

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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Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

Related Post: Lisa Rinna’s Beauty Secrets

Kyle Richards Eye Makeup

Kyle Richards Eyeshadow

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].

MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
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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

In her makeup bag Kyle carries Urban Decay black eyeliner. [source] Stassi Schroeder is also a fan of Urban Decay eyeliners.

Urban Decay Black Eyeliner in Perversion
Urban Decay Black Eyeliner in Perversion

Kyle Richards Lashes

Strip Lashes

Kyle’s makeup artist Pamela Brogardi has used several affordable Red Cherry false eyelashes on Kyle. Including: Red Cherry in style 747, Red Cherry False Eyelashes in Lottie, Red Cherry in #103

Individual False Lashes

MAC #30 Individual Fake Eyelashes
MAC #30 Individual Fake Eyelashes

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

For mascara, Kyle like’s Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara ($24) [source].

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara

She also likes the cult classic and super affordable L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara [source]. Former Shahs of Sunset star Lilly Ghalichi loves this mascara as well.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

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.

Related Post: Cynthia Bailey from Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Beauty Secrets

Kyle Richards Eyebrows

Brow Gel

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!

Benefit Gimme Brow
Benefit Gimme Brow

Brow Shaping

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.

Beauty Guidance

“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]
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Face Forward book by Kevyn Aucoin

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 from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Skincare Favorites
Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Skincare Favorites

Laser Treatments

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 Richards’ Botox

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]

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Cleansing

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] like the MAC Wipes.

Clarisonic

Kyle uses her Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System to wash her face after a heavy makeup day to make sure she can get it all off. [source]

Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Connected Beauty Device
Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Connected Beauty Device

Exfoliating

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.

GlyDerm Face Lotion 5
GlyDerm Face Lotion 5

Hydrating & Moisturizing

Eye Cream

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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Nassif MD Peri-Orbital Complex Eye Cream

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.

Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wearing eye patches at breakfast in Provence
Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wearing eye patches at breakfast in Provence. Photo: Screenshot from BravoTV.com

If the eye patches are sold out try one of these links:

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.

Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C Moisturizer
Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C Moisturizer

Kyle’s makeup artist Pamela also has used Vitamin C infused Sunday Riley CEO Protect + Repair Moisturizer on Kyle. [source]

Sunday Riley CEO Moisturizer
Sunday Riley CEO Moisturizer

Face Masks

Hydrating Mask

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.

GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment
GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment

Firming Mask

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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St. Ives Mineral Clay Firming Mask

Kyle Richards Facialist Carina Tajinian

Electric Facials

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.

24k Gold Facial

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

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Kyle Richards getting a 24K 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

Hair Brushing

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.

Mason Pearson Hairbrush
Mason Pearson Hairbrush

“‘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

The sulfate-free ones she uses are Ouai Shampoo and Ouai Conditioner.

Drugstore Shampoo and Conditioner

Kyle also uses Organix Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner
Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner

and Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner

Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner
Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner

pantene pro-v conditioner

Kyle also uses the Pantene Smooth & Sleek 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioner.

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Smooth and Sleek Daily Conditioner
Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Smooth and Sleek Daily Conditioner

hair oil

For moisture and shine Kyle uses Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil. This also smelly incredible!

Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
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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.

Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray
Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

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

Hair Treatments

Hair Mask

For deep conditioning Kyle likes Macadamia Oil Deep Repair hair masks[source]

Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Hair Mask
Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Hair Mask

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

Curling Rod

Kyle Richards’ hair stylist and one of her current makeup artists is Pamella Brogardi. [source] She uses a 1″ curling rod like the GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand to get Kyle Richards’ curly hair.

GHD Curve Creative 1" Curling Wand
GHD Curve Creative 1″ Curling Wand

Pamella 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.”

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]

Related Post: Workout Like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills With Classpass

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

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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L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist

Kyle Richards’ Fragrance

Kyle Richards’ Signature Scent

What’s your signature scent?”I swear by something called IF by Apothia.” ($95) BTW I totally spotted this at Fred Segal at the international terminal in LAX! [source]

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IF by Apothia

Kyle Richards’ Perfume

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

Kyle Richards perfume tray in Parade
Kyle Richards perfume tray / Photo: Michael Edwards Parade Magazine

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

Kyle Richards Life is Not a Reality Show Book
Kyle Richards Life is Not a Reality Show Book

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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.

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