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Kim Kardashian Explains Her Beach-Inspired MTV VMA Look and the Dress She Pulled From Her Closet

by Desiree Murphy 11:56 AM PDT, August 30, 2016
Playing Kim Kardashian Explains Her Beach-Inspired MTV VMA Look and the Dress She Pulled From Her Closet

Kim Kardashian West's natural, beach-inspired beauty at the MTV Video Music Awards was by far one of the most talked-about looks on Sunday night.

The 35-year-old reality star rocked the white carpet in New York City, sporting barely-there makeup and an ensemble that was far less glam than her usual head-turning get-ups. The mother of two later took to her app to explain her seemingly effortless appearance.

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"For this year's VMAs, I originally wanted to go for a really glammed up look, but I changed my mind last minute," Kim, who accessorized with Manolo Blahnik lace-up heels and Kanye West x Jacob the Jeweler jewelry, dished. "I was so inspired by my recent trip to Mexico, that I went with this amazing, vintage Galliano dress that I already had in my closet, for forever."

Photo: Getty Images

"[Makeup artist] Mario Dedivanovic gave me a bronzed natural makeup look and [hair stylist] Michael Silva went for a natural wet wavy hair style to complement my outfit," she continued. "We were so inspired by the beach hair and light makeup I did during a photoshoot at Casa Aramara!"

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Dedivanovic also gushed over Kim's beachy vibes, taking to Instagram to explain how he was feeling inspired by his "recent trip to Hawaii and the bronzed beauties on the beach."

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To create Kim's fresh-faced look, Dedivanovic used the following Laura Mercier products (and one Tatcha dewy face mist), totaling $516:

Infusion de Rose Nourishing Crème, $68
Dedivanovic began Kim's look with this cream base, which gave her skin a soft, dewy look.

Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Maple, $48
"Apply a luminous foundation all over for glowy skin," Dedivanovic suggested via Kim's app.

Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38
Dusting this product over the foundation gave Kim's face a flawless feel.

Face Illuminator in Addiction and Devotion, $44 each
To get the perfect illuminator, "mix two illuminators," he explained. "Addiction is a golden highlighter that makes you look sun-kissed."

Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Bronze, $40
Dedivanovic used this bronzer to give Kim's hairline, nose and cheeks the perfect contour.

Second Skin Cheek Color in Peach Whisper, $26
A pop of this fun color gave Kim's cheeks the perfect summery vibe.

Caviar Stick Eye Color in Sand Glow, $29
How did Kim's eyes appear so bright? The secret is in this creamy eyeshadow, which Dedivanovic brushed all over her lids.

Eye Art Caviar Color-Inspired Palette, $55
Dedivanovic also used the pretty "Copper" shade from this palette, brushing it on the outer corners of the Selfish author's eyelids and across her lower lash line.

Brow Dimension Fiber Infused Color Gel in Brunette, $24
Kim can credit this product for giving her "brows on fleek!"

Lip Pencil in Hazelnut Tea, $24
Dedivanovic outlined Kim's lips with this mauve-colored lip pencil.

Velour Lovers Lip Color in Sensual, $28
For the final touches on her lips, he filled them in with this soft, neutral hue.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $48
A little trick? "Finish with this spray to set it all and add more dew," Dedivanovic explained.

Relive more memorable moments from the MTV Video Music Awards in the video below.

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