Thursday 29 September 2016

The Kardashians' makeup artist Joyce Bonelli reveals her secret weapons (and they're Irish)

Published 11/05/2016 | 11:53

Joyce Bonelli with Khloe Kardashian (left) and Kendall Jenner (right)
Joyce Bonelli with Khloe Kardashian (left) and Kendall Jenner (right)
Khloe Kardashian using Cocoa Brown's Golden Goddess Oil
Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com
Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com
Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com
Joyce Bonelli with Kendall Jenner

She's one of the most famous makeup artist is in the world who has become a celebrity in her own right thanks to her close ties with the Kardashians.

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Before they were the tour de force they are now, Joyce said she was told to distance herself from the famous family in their early days. After a chance meeting at a photoshoot with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, she stuck with it simply because "we get along."

She started off regularly doing Kris' makeup and still starts nearly every day working on the matriach's look before working with the other girls and travelling with them around the world for gigs, photoshoots and red carpet events.

Joyce has just been unveiled as the new brand ambassador for Cocoa Brown's Golden Goddess range and gave us her some of her top tips for getting a picture perfect look with one of Ireland's most beloved beauty brands.

Khloe Kardashian using Cocoa Brown's Golden Goddess Oil
Khloe Kardashian using Cocoa Brown's Golden Goddess Oil

Her pairing with Cocoa Brown was by chance as she says she noticed it among the hundreds of beauty freebies she receives daily and first trialled it for Khloe Kardashian, who is now "obsessed" with the glow.

Much like stylist Monica Rose, Joyce is part of an elite Hollywood glam squad endorsed by the Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

"I work with the girls every day and I start out doing Kris Jenner bright and early. I leave my house at 5am or 6am and then I go to her house and then the next house and the next house," Joyce explained of her daily routine.

"I try to be done with my day early afternoon because I have a son but I used to do 23 hour days, sometimes back to back. I would do the girls in the morning and then I would do a music video with someone like Nicki Minaj all night," she said.

Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com
Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com

After receiving a Cocoa Brown spray tan sample (Kylie Jenner was famously pictured with her bottles on Instagram), Joyce began a relationship with the brand and founder Marissa Carter.

"First of all, I was obsessed with the tanning mousse because it looks so good on my skin. Also, because I'm so pale that when a tan wears off - with a spray tan, there's dots, the white shines through and it's blotchy looking," she said.

"This goes on nicely."

As for the beauty secret weapons in her arsenal?

Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com
Cocoa Brown Ambassador Joyce Bonelli at the launch of their new Golden Goddess Oil with CEO and Founder Marissa Carter. Picture: Justin Goff/goffphotos.com

"I love the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara and the Lancome hypnose, doll lash because I feel like you can't do anywhere without mascara and lashes. I love MAC lipsticks. For darker lip colours I use eyeliner until Kylie did her lip kit," she explained.

Her connections to Ireland? She once fled a tour here with Nicki Minaj as she was heavily pregnant at the time and knew if she didn't discreetly fly out, she'd never get home and would wind up giving birth backstage.

But she's up for a trip here with Kris Jenner, who famously honeymooned here with ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner in the '90s.

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