Kim K Used A Food Item To Dye Her Cannes Dress

People use tea for a lot of things — to drink, get a healthy fake tan, to get a boost of energy — but this A-lister has a very unique way of utilizing the beverage. According to a post from her site, Kim Kardashian used Earl Grey tea bags to dye her Cannes dress. I know what you're probably thinking, but she did it for a totally sane reason.

Do you remember the bright silver and nude mesh dress that Kardashian wore just a few weeks ago to Cannes? Well, it looks like it got a little last minute alteration before she stepped onto the red carpet. In a recent blog post, Kardashian explained that she darkened the color of the mesh to better fit her skin tone with tea bags.

“For the De Grisogono red carpet in Cannes, I wore a custom Lan Yu Couture dress," Kardashian says on her blog. "We had to try to darken the nude mesh dress under the silver layer, because it was too light to match my skin tone. We had just two hours before we left for Cannes, so we put Earl Grey tea bags in a sink and put the dress in for about 30 minutes to dye it."


I never would have guessed that it was black tea to the rescue! It really is a genius plan, but Kardashian admits that it was a little hectic behind the scenes.

“It took right up until the red carpet for it to dry!!! We had to blow-dry it right before I put it on and it was still a little damp — but it worked and it made the mesh a better match to my skin tone," Kardashian says on her blog. "Such a trick of the trade!”

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Say what you will about the star, but she definitely knows how to work with what she's got.


This isn't the first time that the Kardashians have had some awesome style hacks. These women know a thing or two about the red carpet. Here are some of their best fashion and beauty secrets yet.

1. Make Your Lips Look Fuller

Khloe shared how to get fuller lips on her app, and everything you need is already in your makeup bag. Who knew highlight and concealer could go such a long way?

2. Use Tape As A Bra

Also on her app, Kardashian shared that she sometimes uses tape to keep her boobs in place when she can't wear a bra on the red carpet. Try at your own risk.

3. Get A Knot-Free Perfectly Straight Part

The secret to Khloe's gorgeous parts is the Kardashian Beauty Comb, according to her website. "I promise it's not just because my name is on it, LOL!!! It gets out all the tangles when I just want to use it to brush my hair, gives me major volume when I backcomb it and makes my part straight as an arrow," the A-lister says.

4. Get A Twice-Piece Out Of One Look

Kim K turned her pink Dior dress into a crop top with a pair of scissors for a Jimmy Kimmel appearance.

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5. Design Your Own Accessories

Can't find the perfect accessory? Kendall Jenner's blog has tons of DIYs to help you make your own accessories instead.

6. Get The Most Out Of Your Nail Color

On her blog, Khloe revealed that the secret to getting this most color out of your polish is painting a white base coat underneath.

7. The Perfect Cat-Eye

Kylie Jenner uses tape to get the perfect cat eye liner, according to a video she posted to her blog.

The Kardashian-Jenners sure do have a lot of styling tricks up their designer sleeves!