Thursday 22 February 2018

Kylie Jenner met her go-to makeup artist on Instagram - but she won't let him do her infamous lip-liner

"Her beauty is so surreal," says Ariel Tejada of his most famous client.
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Instagram is a melting pot of young, undiscovered talent - so it's no surprise that Kylie Jenner used the medium to find her favoured makeup maestro.

The reality tv star liked the look of makeup artist Ariel Tejada's picture uploads, and decided to send him a direct message.

“Kylie DM’d me herself on Instagram and told me, ‘Next time you’re in town, let’s work together,’” the 20-year-old revealed.

It turned out to be a career defining moment for Ariel, who went out of his way to book a flight to Los Angeles in order to work with the youngster.

“I told her, ‘I’ll be there in a week, let’s do it,’” Ariel told BuzzFeed. “I didn’t even have a flight booked or anything.”

“Kylie has beautiful eyes — they’re very mesmerizing,” he gushed.

But in case you're wondering about Kylie's most infamous feature, her pillowy pout, that is a matter she likes to take into her own hands.


"I essentially do everything else, but she likes to line her own lips," he admitted.

Back in May, Kylie (18) put an end to the speculation about her voluptuous lips when she admitted to having fillers.

To try your hand at emulating Kylie's look at home, get your hands of Ariel's favoured products such as Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder, Chanel foundation, Laura Mercier powder, Smashbox bronzer and NARS blush.

Follow @MakeUpByAriel to see more of the protégé's work on Instagram.

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