FYI: When it comes to the glitter-covered photoshoot she recently did for the KKW Beauty Ultralight Beams collection, Kim Kardashian West did not wake up like this. On Wednesday, the reality star and makeup mogul shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on the Kim Kardashian app and website, showing everything it took to achieve the glitziest shoot ever.
On set with Kardashian West were photographer Marcelo Cantu, makeup artist Ariel Tejada, and hairstylist Chris Appleton, according to her website. In one picture she shared, she poses against what looks like a tinfoil-covered wall, drenched in glitter, while Appleton reaches over the wall from above to hold her ponytail vertical. Some of the photos show KKW trying out different poses — laying on her side, kneeling down — on the metallic set; a few others, some captured from behind Cantu’s camera, show Kardashian West applying Ultralight Beams (a set of five lip glosses and five loose powders, named after one of husband Kanye West’s songs) with a mirror held underneath her chin to amplify the sparkly makeup. Still more pics from the shoot show her glam squad smoothing down her newly platinum hair and applying her makeup before Cantu started snapping.
Appleton shared a few of the behind-the-scenes pics on his own Instagram account on Wednesday. “Takes a village,” he captioned the shot of him holding up Kardashian West’s ponytail.
Kardashian West and KKW Beauty first shared photos from the shoot, in which the KUWTK star poses wearing nothing but a heavy coating of glitter, in late November. At the time, Kardashian West shared yet another behind-the-scenes pic from the photoshoot on Instagram: a mirror selfie in which she’s wearing nude underwear and is covered in glitter, with only a smear of what looks like one of her cream contour products smeared across the photo to keep her from freeing the nipple.
KKW Beauty announced this week that it’s holding an open casting call for its next photoshoot, so perhaps you too can pose in nothing but glitter on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account.