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Makeup Mogel Joyce Bonelli Told Us a Hilarious Secret About KKW's Beauty Routine


There are few A-list faces that celebrity makeup artist Joyce Bonelli has not painted. The dauntless, platinum-blond figure, known for her affinity for false lashes and red lips, got her start in the mid-2000s working on set at Pamela Anderson's Playboy shoot. From there, she became The Girls Next Door's go-to makeup artist, working with Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, and Bridget Marquardt before being introduced to the next era of cohabitating female reality stars: the Kardashians. For the past 10 years, Bonelli has worked intimately with Kim, Kourtney, KhloĞ“©, and Kris, helping them shape and fine-tune the iconic sultry makeup aesthetics we see today. She's also picked up a few other clients along the way, like Chrissy Teigen, Salma Hayek, and Cara Delevingne. We know, casual stuff. Oh, and did we mention she's also a mother of three?

Needless to say, when the opportunity came up to hop on the phone with Bonelli and pick her brain, approximately half a second elapsed before we said Mais oui. We knew Bonelli had to have some fascinating makeup tips to spill (as well as a little bit of celebrity beauty gossip-you know how we Byrdie editors like our tea!). Let's just say we weren't wrong. Keep scrolling to read our fascinating conversation with the legendary makeup artist Joyce Bonelli.