What's the price of beauty? If you're Kim Kardashian, supposedly upwards of US$100,000. Recent reports claim that Kim has a Photoshop expert on call to digitally enhance her selfies. Not only is said Photoshop expert required to be available at all hours of the day and night (after all, Kim is a jet-setter and could need the perfect Instagram at any time), but this person is paid US$100,000 a year for their expertise.
Even though Kim supposedly has an image editor on call, a source at Us Weekly claims she and her sisters use a free app called Perfect365 to tweak their selfies on their own. We mere mortals can certainly afford free in lieu of paying a pro six figures a year! The app can digitally add blush, whiten teeth, and airbrush your complexion to Kardashian-level perfection. Alternatively, you can fork over some money for Kim's beauty regimen. In an interview with Into the Gloss, Kim revealed her top pretty picks, including Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Cream ($617.78) and her own at-home LED light therapy machine, the Baby Quasar MD Plus ($1032).
If you're suffering from sticker shock, don't despair: it's not all unaffordable! Believe it or not, Kim uses the same face wipes we do — Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes ($5.99) — and applies Lancome Définicils High Definition Mascara ($52). Finally, you can contour just like Kim with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($89).
Kim may get flak in the media for being vain, but when it comes down to it, a big part of her life (as well of those of other stars) is getting made up by a glam squad. As fellow beauty-lovers, we're excited by the fact that she takes interest in the process and has fun. "I genuinely love the process of getting my hair and makeup done," said Kim. "Even beyond that, I just love to take care of my skin. I'm always researching different products, and I always try so many different things." (Remember when she tried vampire facials?) Above all, Kim's beauty is proof that investing in a solid routine can pay off — 27 million Instagram devotees can't be wrong.