Easy Ways to Keep Up With the Kardashians for Less


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Have a Crack at Being Kardashian

This famous family isn't going anywhere, between their constant presence online, their business ventures, and their show on Hulu.  If you dream of a life like Kim, Kylie, Khloe, and the other Ks, here's how to experience the Kardashian lifestyle on a normal person's salary.

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Contour Like a Kardashian

$9 from Amazon
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The Kardashians have single-handedly changed makeup trends with their preference for contouring their faces to the point of being unrecognizable from their previous selves. A little online searching brings up plenty of techniques for getting the look, like NYX 3 Steps to Sculpt, which promises to refine the face with just three blendable shades.

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Get Kourtney's Lustrous Locks

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Amid raising three young children, drama with former partner Scott Disick, and making out with new husband Travis Barker, Kourt always manages to stay perfectly coiffed. So how does she get those shiny, pin-straight locks? According to her lifestyle site, Poosh, a very healthy diet filled with foods like papaya, lentils, and leafy greens makes a huge difference. You can also mash your leftover breakfast into your hair with Kourt's avocado-honey-olive oil hair mask recipe. If that's too much effort, try this Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1-Minute Hair Mask with avocado extract.

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Copy the Kardashian Kids' Clothing

$48 from SKIMS
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The children in your life can be just as stylish as Stormi, Saint, and True, even if you can't afford to dress them in Louis Vuitton and Fendi. Enter Kim to the rescue with her SKIMS loungewear line, which features a kid-size neutral-colored knit robe. Or spend half the amount (since they'll outgrow it soon enough) and pick up a bathrobe that's available in neutral and kid-friendly colors.

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Kris Kardashian Snake Print Jacket

Steal Kris' Youth

$40 and up from Venus
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Say what you will about Kris Kardashian but she certainly pulls off styles that women half her age are scared to try. So what's the cheapest way to dip into that fountain of youth? This mom is known to steal her daughters' clothing and wear it with utmost confidence. She couldn't care less what embarrasses her girls; after all, she made them, as she never fails to remind them. Copy Kris's chutzpah by dipping into your daughter's wardrobe and never once questioning whether it looks good because it's all about the attitude. If that's not an option, toss on a sultry blazer to look like the boss mom you are.

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Get a Pout Like Kylie

$29 from Kylie Cosmetics
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Kylie put herself on the map with the sudden transformation of her pucker from thin grin to pillow lips. It took her months to admit to getting lip injections. Instead of spending thousands going under the knife and needle, follow the star and try a lip kit like this one from her eponymous Kylie Cosmetics line. Or try overlining lips with this neutral lipliner for $6. It's cheaper than a surgeon visit for sure.

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Take a Cue From Kendall's Style

$28 from Amazon
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Kendall, the shy one in the family, prefers strutting her stuff on the runway and secretly dating basketball players, and is best known for her cool, model-chic wardrobe, which of course includes loads of designer freebies. We can't all get piles of designer clothing for free, so the next best option is to pick up some trendy pieces from KENDALL + KYLIE, a line available on Amazon. The Logo Cotton Leggings, shown here, epitomize street-ready style for around $28.

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Kill It in the Gym Like Khloe

$45 and up from Good American
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Khloe has remade herself into supermodel material with her devotion to the top fitness trainers in the industry. Now lean, blonde, and barely recognizable, Khloe is laughing all the way to the bank thanks to her new look and the endorsement deals that resulted. You can follow Khoe's fitness journey on Instagram, challenge yourself at home with these inexpensive options, or just look a bit more like Khloe when you work out with some pieces from her Good American line.

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Sunset at Fort Lauderdale Marina

Jet Off for a Glamorous Getaway

The pandemic never stopped the Kardashian crew from enjoying multiple vacations on private islands and in private chateaus, all reached by private plane. Just because they are living the high life doesn't mean you can't find a way to enjoy a private getaway of your own. Check out these incredible RVs you can rent for a more realistic way to travel privately, or score an affordable rental mansion or other vacation rental — available to anyone, celeb or not.

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Kim Kardashian Sauna Sweat Suit

Sweat in a Sauna Suit Like Kim

$39 from Amazon

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Kim recently admitted to wearing a sauna suit as part of her regimen to lose weight in time to wear Marilyn Monroe's dress to the 2022 Met Gala. While the jury is out on the safety of wearing these suits (they make you lose water weight, not body fat) they are readily available online for cheap if you want to sweat like a Kardashian. 

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Find Freebies Without Being Famous

The Kardashians are the lucky recipients of comped products up the wazoo (hotels, cars, clothes, cosmetics, meals — the list goes on and on and on). But who says the average joe can't get a freebie here and there? Check out Cheapism's tips here and here to claim tons of free stuff — no shilling or paparazzi photos required.

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Wear Lingerie to Your Wedding Like Kourtney

$49 from Amazon

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There was plenty to say about Kourtney's wedding to Travis Barker, but her short nontraditional dress, reminiscent of what one might actually wear on the wedding night rather than the ceremony, may take the cake. If you thought only a Kardashian could pull such a thing off, you'd be surprised. This lacy little number is under $50, comes in a range of colors including white, and can be a way to pull off the Kourtney look for way less. 

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