beauty queen: kilo kish

go ahead, brighten up.

by liza darwin

It's summer, and that means less time spent putting on makeup and more time spent actually doing stuff. We've all got better places to be than in front of the bathroom mirror, after all, and nobody gets this more than Kilo Kish. The extremely busy New Yorker (singing, painting, and modeling are only the beginning) is a complete pro at the easy-pretty beauty thing. While she's never been one to load up on products, we're especially in love with the bright-eyed look she sported to Chelsea Leyland's birthday party last week. 

All it takes to copy it ourselves is a natural rosy glow, a flick of black liner, and highlights in all the right places. Day or night, party or work...this is a triple-threat combo you can wear all week long. Because if there's anytime we can used a fresh-faced beauty secret, it's Monday morning. 

FLICK IT: Stila Stay All Day Black Liquid Eyeliner $20.00

Draw a thin line over the top lashes, extending just a tiny bit at the end. That's all you need, and it'll make your lashes look fuller and last forever (this liner doesn't budge!). 

LIGHT IT: Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener, $19.00

It's a Hollywood makeup artist secret: Lining the inner rim of your eyes with a nude pencil makes them instantly pop, tricking all your friends into thinking you got a full eight hours of sleep last night. Skip the dramatic smoky eye and try this instead. 

BLUSH IT: Buxom True Hue Blush, $24

Swirl this sheer powder on the apples of your cheeks to cop Kish's gorgeous, natural flush.