Kim Carpluk

Kim Carpluk is a New York University grad living in and beautifying New York City, one liquid-lined eye at a time. When she's not exploring the newest cosmetic innovation, she's creating YouTube content under the name ArtPluck. Kim's favorite things include David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth, rainbow badass unicorns, Dole Whip from Disneyland, and glitter. Lots and lots of glitter.

Recent Articles

This "Thoughts & Prayers" Makeup Tutorial Delivers A Powerful Political Message

Sailor J, the "beauty guru" who effortlessly manages to mix politics and powerful messages in with her primers and powders, has once again used her satirical makeup tutorial format to draw attention to the fundamental faults in our society. Sailor J …
By Kim Carpluk

Kim Kardashian's Hair-Repairing Secret Is Finally Available At Sephora & It's Amazing AF

I have problematic hair. My hair is genetically prone to frizziness and unruliness, plus I don't treat it with the utmost respect. I dye it, blow dry it, straighten it, curl it, and put it through countless other abuses daily. So when I started to re…
By Kim Carpluk

I Compared Mascara, Drugstore False Lashes, & Designer Falsies, So You Don't Have To

Do you feel like a naked mole rat without the proper lash routine? Well, welcome to my entire life and existence. I have five lashes that are thin and clump under the weight of most mascaras. I've tried nearly everything and, when it comes to mascara…
By Kim Carpluk

How To Highlight & Contour Your Specific Face, Because It's Not One-Size-Fits-All

When you contour, do you occasionally end up with a muddy mess that looks like a toddler's finger-painting? Have you blended out the tiger stripes seemingly forever only to see them the second you step out of your house? If you're not sure how to hig…
By Kim Carpluk

Rihanna Is Celebrating Her Birthday With A Fenty Beauty Giveaway & It's So Easy To Enter

On Feb. 20, Queen Rihanna turned 30. Festivities were held, limited edition products were launched, and a massive beauty giveaway was announced. So if you're having wild thoughts because you haven't been able to get your hands on your favorite Killaw…
By Kim Carpluk

St.Ives' Apricot Scrub Just Became A Sheet Mask & This Is What It Did To My Skin

I'm no stranger to a sensible sheet mask. In fact, I indulge in sheet masks at least one a week. When I was given the chance to test drive this new mask, it was on my face faster than you can say "apricots." My St Ives Apricot Face Mask Review proves…
By Kim Carpluk

These 6 Bras Are Comfy AF & Still Totally Sexy, So Get You A Bra That Can Do Both

Bra shopping is difficult. So difficult, in fact, that I used to have melt downs over the matter. Finding the most comfortable bras that didn't look like they were brought to me via time-machine was no easy feat. I love a good sexy bra (because it ma…
By Kim Carpluk

How To Apply Foundation With Your Hands, But Still Look Polished & Airbrushed AF

I do love a good brush. There's nothing like the full coverage and smooth finish a paddle brush can give. However, sometimes you might want a more natural look (or you might be applying your makeup brush-less on the go). If you're wondering how to ap…
By Kim Carpluk

Kim Kardashian Is Launching Super-Sized, Cheaper Versions Of Her Contour & Highlight Sticks

The mark of a strong brand is one that listens to the fans. If the people purchasing your product are all hating on the same thing, then change it. Kim Kardashian West has made two major changes to her KKW Beauty Contour & Highlight Sticks, proving t…
By Kim Carpluk

Bath & Body Works Sheet Masks Are Here & Now You'll Want To Live In Their Stores Even More

My bathroom is an ode to Bath & Body works. I have a Board Walk Vanilla Cone foaming soap by my sink, a Coco Shea Coconut Body Butter for post-shower hydration, and a Relax candle for aromatherapy purposes on my most stressful days. Now, Bath & Body …
By Kim Carpluk

Kat von D Just Dropped A Sick New Makeup Collaboration, But People Are Confused About This

Fresh off her Basket Case Anti-Precision Eyeliner collaboration with Billie Joe Armstrong, Kat von D has created another collection inspired by a less mainstream icon (one I personally love and adore), and people are... confused, to say the least. Th…
By Kim Carpluk

I Tried Vegan "Spacepaste" & It Looks Like Straight-Up LED Lights On Your Face

As you might have noticed, 2018 is the year for glitter. So many brands have been releasing shining, shimmering formulations like they're going out of style. We're not even halfway through February, and Lemonhead LA has already launched the best glit…
By Kim Carpluk

I Got A Green M&M Makeover (No, Really) & I Became A Tasty V-Day Snack

There's nothing better than makeup... except chocolate. TBH, it's a pretty clear tie in my book. If your plan is to look like a delicious, irresistible snack this Valentine's Day, then why not tie both of your passions together by wearing chocolate b…
By Kim Carpluk

10 Life-Changing Beauty Products Under $15, Because Bougie Is A State Of Mind

Looking good doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. Of course, I love a good Dior foundation and Caudalie cream, but that doesn't mean all great items are $50+. If your money's not burning a hole in your pocket, then try out these 10 beauty pro…
By Kim Carpluk

People Don’t Think This Instagram Star Is A Real Person — But She Just Landed A Beauty Deal

Pat McGrath is known for picking the coolest women to represent her brand. Kim Kardashian West, NikkiTutorials, and Naomi Campbell are just some of the biggest #McGrathMuses. Now a new Instagram star is being added to the ranks, but she's not even hu…
By Kim Carpluk

How I Blow Dry My Fine AF Hair To Nearly-Deafening Volume Levels

Despite the fact that I'm a makeup artist, I struggle with hair. Friends, family, and clients assume that both skills come in a package deal. Unfortunately for me, that's not true. I'm simply hair-challenged. After 26 years of struggling with my thin…
By Kim Carpluk

The Universe Wants You To Wear This Lipstick On Valentine's Day, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Choosing what lipstick to wear is a powerful decision. Do you want to show the world that you're bad*ss and bold, or do you want to seem mysterious like a sphinx? If you're now sure what hue you should be wearing this Valentine's Day, then here's the…
By Kim Carpluk

This New Acne Scar Treatment Literally Fills In Scars From The Inside Out

Acne scarring is unexpected at best, and annoying to say the least. First of all, you didn't ask for the d*mn pimple to pop up on your face in the first place. Then, it leaves behind a lasting reminder of its tenure on your skin. Not cool. Thankfully…
By Kim Carpluk

Frizz-Busting Hair “Condoms” Are Here, Just In Time To Protect Your ’Do For V-Day

Single-use hair products are booming in 2018. Our favorite brands have realized that we millennials are busier-than-thou, and can't be bothered with clunky cans that accidentally spray in our bags. And even though one-and-done minis are becoming read…
By Kim Carpluk

Jessica Biel Just Got Hygge Hair & She Looks Like A Literal Angel From (7th) Heaven

Justin Timberlake might have been making headlines with his Super Bowl halftime show performance this past weekend, but now his wife is stealing the spotlight for something much more important: her hair. Photos of Jessica Biel's blonde hair have surf…
By Kim Carpluk