'North Was Not Wearing Makeup' - And Even More Revelations About The Kimye Shoot

28 March 2014 by

What We've Learned About Kim Kardashian, Kanye West And North West From US Vogue Shoot, Profile And Video

All images courtesy of US Vogue

UPDATE: We've already learned that Kim likes to dress up baby North in Kanye's jewels and Kris Jenner is not to be known as Grandma - and now even MORE secrets about #theworldsmosttalkedaboutcouple have emerged. Aaron de Mey, the makeup artist behind that US Vogue shoot, has dished to US Cosmopolitan about the beauty secrets behind the glossy images. Read on if you haven't yet reached Kimye saturation point...

North West was make-up free

'She didn't need it! She is such a little cutie,' says Aaron.

Kim's beauty look was all about smouldering eyes

'She has amazing lashes, so I chose to play them up along with creating a smoky look with chocolates, browns, taupes, and a little bit of gold on the inner corner of her eyes to make her eyes pop. She has such a beautiful complexion and I really wanted that to show through, so I kept the rest of her face super clean and minimal when it came to the makeup.'

Grace Coddington wanted simpler beauty look

'She was very open to something different, but Grace [Coddington] wanted to simplify her look because Kim is naturally gorgeous. Grace also had couture dresses made for her that were very sophisticated and ladylike, so we wanted to keep her look fresh and young - almost like a twist on the style. Plus, she had the baby and Kanye with her in the pictures, so I wanted her to look realistic and not too untouchable.'

Kanye had 'opinions' on the beauty look

'He thought her makeup looked very beautiful, but definitely had opinions on the dresses and the styles he liked best, but it was in a supportive way - it was lovely to see them interact with each other.'


25 March 2014: What We've Learned About Kimye From US Vogue

kim kardashian kanye us vogue Shoot And Video

Having poured their lives all over reality TV, you'd think everything there is to know about Kim Kardashian and co. is already out there - but oh no! A teaser from the profile in US Vogue has popped up on the magazine's website and Hamish Bowles' report reveals numerous gems about Kim's family life with husband-to-be Kanye West and their adorable daughter. From North West's break-dancing to Kris Jenner's hummingbird-like eyelashes, here's our round-up of 12 new things we've learned about #theworldsmosttalkedaboutcouple...

1. North's lullabys are an eclectic mix of old and new

During the shoot, the gorgeously-faced baby is entertained by renditions of Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' and 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm', performed by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz and uber-matriarch Kris Jenner. Standard.

2. Kanye’s family has their own nickname for North

To Kim's family, she's 'North', but to Kanye's family, it's 'Nori'. Got it?

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3. Kim decided not to buy Elizabeth Taylor’s house

Why? Because 'it only had a one-car garage.' Quelle horreur!

4. Meanwhile, Kanye is working on a Paris apartment

He's enlisted Joseph Dirand to help, aka: the designer behind store concepts for Alexander Wang, Balmain and Rick Owens. According to KW, he 'killed it' with his Deco-fabulous scheme for Monsieur Bleu.

5. Kim likes to dress up North in daddy's jewels

Her baby garb of choice includes Kanye’s chains accessorised with a Louis Vuitton bag and Jordans. 'I was like, ‘What up, Daddy?’' says Kim. What LOLs.

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6. Kanye has made a video of North break-dancing

Well, kind of. It's actually a stop-frame video edited to make it appear as if she’s break-dancing. Either way: we want to see it.

7. Kris Jenner is NOT 'Grandma'

Of course, Lady Jenner makes an appearance and Hamish gushingly describes her eyelashes 'as thick, long, and lustrous as a hummingbird's wings'. Wowsers. We also discover Kris goes by the name of 'Lovey', not 'Grandma'.

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8. Kris' home office is Kardashian-tastic

Apparently it's 'stacked' with products and magazine spreads from the famous family. There's even a framed copy of Bruce Jenner’s GQ cover from 1979. 

9. Kim knows which pieces she's inheriting from Kris' wardrobe

Kim tells a story of when she was eight or nine years old and sat in her mom's closet with sister Kourtney to itemize her mum's garb, which includes form-fitting frocks and Moschino heart earrings. 'We were like, ‘If Mom dies, we’re going to write down who gets what.’ We went through every last piece of her wardrobe. We were so mean then!'

10. The couple spend a LOT of time on the phone

Kim says that she and Kanye sometimes talk for six to eight hours. Jeesh!

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11. Kanye might be a vampire

How else can we explain his lack of reflection in the mirrored room?

12. But it's really just about dopeness

In the words of Kanye: 'You've got the interracial thing; you have the mega-media and mega-art crash; you have, you know, the Vogue-and-reality show combination. There's a lot of new frontiers being broken in 2014... We can help communicate and educate and just bring out more dopeness in general. It's really just about dopeness at the end of the day.'



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