5 Style & Beauty Lessons You Can Learn from Kim Kardashian

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Whether she's stepping out in a wardrobe hit (or miss) or working it on E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, all eyes are constantly on Kim Kardashian.

As the reality star, who describes her signature style as "sexy and effortless," celebrates her 31st birthday, we narrowed down the top look-good tips we've picked up from our favorite, always-glam gal over the years.

Embrace your natural body type. It's no secret that Kardashian's curves are about as famous as her TV show. But rather than exercising around the clock to achieve a Hollywood-friendly, slimmed-down shape, the star works with what her mama gave her in asset-enhancing, figure-hugging attire.

Adorn your feet in fabulous footwear. From thigh-high boots to her endless collection of Christian Louboutin pumps, Kardashian knows how to work a killer pair of heels. And whether she's running errands around town or walking a red carpet, she always steps out in a pair that helps her 5-foot-2 frame reach new heights. (Also helpful for smooches with her 6-foot-9 NBA star husband Kris Humphries!)

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Work a range of hairstyles. Although the half-Armenian beauty is known for wearing her long, dark hair in loose bombshell waves, she isn't afraid to mix things up with a tight topknot updo or lighten up the color. The secret behind her super-glossy strands? "I don't wash [my hair] every day, which helps it shine," Kardashian told SELF magazine. "I also switch up what shampoo I use all the time."

When it comes to makeup, don't be afraid to fake it. Kardashian's NYC makeup artist, Troy Surratt, tells Us Weekly that the secret behind her flawless face is foundation, smoky eyes and false lashes. "Long, full lashes are flirtatious and feminine," says Surratt, who notes that Kim frequently wears them to make her eyes look big and bright.

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Play up all of your features. "The Kardashian sisters know the power of glam and aren't afraid to accentuate and capitalize on every feature," Surratt tells Us. That means paying attention to your eyes, cheeks and lips instead of just focusing on one of them.

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