Kendall Jenner On Make-Up Tips, Idols And The Perfect Selfie

Being the new face of Estée Lauder, it’s only right that we look to Kendall Jenner for some priceless beauty tips. 

Yes, she’s only 19-years-old. But with access to some of the best make-up artists in the world, and boasting a beauty-obsessed family full of contouring experts (no one does make-up better than Kimmy K), we reckon Kendall could teach us a thing or two.

In her new interview with fellow Estee Lauder spokesmodel, Joan Smalls, we pick out our best tips from the new model-of-the-moment.

JS: You have four sisters. Have they given you any makeup tips over the years?

KJ: Randomly enough, my older sisters went to a makeup school when they were younger, so they’re all really good at it. They’ve always told me that ‘natural is better.’

JS: Would you say you’re more into eyes or lips?

KJ: Eyes. I like a good eye. Sometimes I like a little bit of a cat-eye, or a wing is nice. And lots of mascara. I love mascara.

JS: Who is your beauty icon?

KJ: Angelina Jolie. She’s just ridiculously beautiful. And then I really love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s style, and I love Rihanna. I feel like she kills it all the time.

JS: Now that you’re constantly traveling for shoots and shows, do you have any good on-the-go beauty tips?

KJ: For sure I need to have lip balm with me always, and if I’m on a plane I like to have my moisturizer with me because you get really dry on planes so it’s important to keep your skin hydrated. Otherwise, I just need to feel refreshed and clean so I try to wash my face before I go to bed, and I use an eye cream.

JS: What about nails—what’s your go-to shade?

KJ: I like to keep it really neutral with nudes and grays. But if I’m going on vacation, I like color. My favorite polishes are royal blue or red.

JS: Last one: With so many Instagram followers, do you have any advice for perfecting the selfie?

KJ: Lighting is a big thing. If you’re not in the right light it just won’t work. I’m not into using too many filters, either. I like to keep it pretty natural—or black and white is always cool. But above all, you have to know your face: everybody has their good side. And practice! Practice makes perfect. 

By Robyn Munson