It's easy to look damn good when you have a face like Kim Kardashian's. But, we also know that behind every gorgeous celeb there's a super talented makeup artist fine-tuning her best attributes.

Case in point: Pati Dubroff, beauty guru and creator of Kim's modern-retro look on our April cover.

We called up Dubroff to ask her a few Q's about her inspiration for the cover and how to recreate it. Here's what she had to say:

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"Kim's look was based off of Sophia Loren, but a very soft version of her; I wanted it to be more as if Sophia was at home in Rome instead of her signature makeup," says Dubroff. "[Plus] Kim has one of the most incredible faces that can pull off that chic vintage glamour, so that's what urged me to go with this look; it's structured yet soft and not exaggerated."

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Want to copy KK's Cosmo cover makeup? Duh. Use a medium coverage foundation to get flawless skin and top it with a soft pink powder blush. Then, Dubroff suggests reaching for a brown eye liner (to keep the look soft; black tends to be more intense) and tracing your upper lash line, creating a subtle flick toward the outer corner of your eye. "The lashes weren't an over statement and the lip was soft, but the eye was elongated thanks to the wing I gave it, which was the nod to Sophia."

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