We’re not sure if you’ve heard, but Kylie Jenner is kind of a big deal. She may only be 21 years old, but this reality TV star and makeup mogul is well on her way to becoming the youngest self-made billionaire in history! Thanks to her life in the limelight, we’ve been able to watch Kylie grow in front of our very eyes. However, it’s fair to say that her looks have changed a lot over the years. Now, she has admitted that she has had this controversial addition removed…
The Kylie Effect
At just 21 years old, it’s no secret that Kylie Jenner has done pretty well for herself. While she may have started off as the lesser-known Kardashian sister, she has since surpassed her sisters to become the richest of the lot. Not too shabby, huh?
As we watched her grow up into the girl boss she is today, we have also watched her changing looks. What might surprise you is that Kylie has since removed one of the most talked-about aspects of appearance. The big question is; are they gone forever?
Life in the limelight
Keeping Up With The Kardashians first came onto our screens in 2008, when Kylie Jenner was just 11 years old. Because of this, she has lived the majority of her life in the limelight. She has always had oodles of money to her name, and she has always understood the pressures of fame.
As a child and young teenager, Kylie didn’t focus too much on her appearance. Her older sisters were the star of the show, and she was just a kid. She focused on her schooling and living her best life as a youngster.
Anyone who has seen the early seasons of KUWTK will know that Kylie started to become jealous of her elder sisters as she got older. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe had all become household names and were known for their beauty and their style.
As if that wasn’t enough, Kendall was growing into a beautiful young woman and a budding model. She made it her mission to learn everything she could about the modeling world, and Kylie was not happy. She wanted to be a model too but knew in her heart that Kendall was the shining star.
Staying true to herself
Despite the fact that all of her family members were growing up to be superstars, Kylie knew that she had to stay true to herself. She was the youngest in the family, and she knew that she would be a little behind them.
She embraced her natural freckles, her dark hair, and her beauty, and she focused her attention on building a real name for herself. She joined social media, and before long she was an Instagram and Snapchat icon. However, a real change came in 2015, when she started to question herself and her appearance.
When she was just 15 years old, Kylie suddenly felt insecure about her appearance. Like many teenagers, Kylie found herself a boyfriend, but their first kiss left her feeling anxious and underwhelmed.
Although she knew that she didn’t have the biggest lips in the world, she was taken aback when the boy commented on them. As he pulled away from her, he noted that he was surprised she was such a good kisser, because of her small pout. This left Kylie reeling – and she just didn’t know how to feel.
Since rising to fame on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kylie has also appeared on her own spinoff show. During The Life of Kylie, the social media star took herself to therapy, to talk about this moment in her life.
Although such a comment shouldn’t have affected her so much, she took it to heart and it “really affected her.” Almost instantly, she felt as though she was not beautiful enough or desirable to anyone else. From that moment on, she never looked at her lips in the same way again.
Making a change
As Kylie spoke to her family and friends about her insecurities, the celebrity makeup artist Joyce Bonelli came to the rescue. Although Joyce thought that Kylie was beautiful no matter how big or small her lips were, she could see that the comment had really affected the teenager.
So, she taught Kylie how to overline her lips with lipliner, which allowed them to look fuller and plumper. Fans were immediately impressed with Kylie’s new look, and they commented in their thousands at just how stunning she looked. As the weeks went on, Kylie’s lips seemed to get bigger and bigger.
The rumor mill
Kylie made no secret of the fact that she was lining her lips, and this decision actually sparked the creation of her makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics. Because her fans wanted to look just like her, she designed and produced lip-plumping glosses and lip kits that would give them their very own Kylie pout.
These products went flying off the shelves, but there were some fans who weren’t convinced. There is a stark difference between lips that are lined and those which have been plumped with filler, and they were convinced that Kylie had shelled out for lip fillers.
Not the only time
However, this isn’t the only time that Kylie Jenner has been accused of undergoing cosmetic procedures that have drastically changed her look. Due to the fact that hardcore fans were able to watch her growth on their television screens and social media feeds, they were able to see every natural change that occurred in her life.
She grew taller, she grew fuller, and even the shape of her face changed. Yet, there were certain aspects of her changing appearance that just didn’t seem to be the result of puberty.
The family trend
It’s no secret that the Kardashian and Jenner sisters are known for their curves, and Kylie Jenner has definitely joined this club. In recent years, she has showcased a fuller figure in the hip and chest area, which has led many people to believe that she has gone under the knife.
Rumors suggest that she has undergone breast augmentation and even had surgery on her hips and her buttocks to make them larger. Considering her sisters are also accused of the same surgery, it’s no surprise that Kylie has also come under fire.
Just filled out
Despite all of the rumors surrounding her changing body shape, Kylie Jenner has always denied the claims that she has gone under the knife. In 2015, she decided to finally speak out and put the record straight.
She couldn’t understand why everyone was so obsessed with the rumor of her having breast augmentation, and noted that her fuller figure was the result of weight gain. She claimed that as she got older, she gained around 15 pounds, that meant she had filled out on top. She also confessed that she often used push-up bras.
Denying the claims
Just as Kylie denied the claims that she had undergone plastic surgery, she also denied the claims that she had lip fillers. Her lips were the talk of the town, and fans just couldn’t believe that they were real.
During an interview with E! News, Kylie spoke about these rumors, and what she thought about them. She said that she was “kind of sick” of everyone talking about her lips and that she would simply pout in her photos to make them look larger. She was also still lining her lips, which she credits for her changing appearance.
Getting bigger and bigger
No matter how many times Kylie denied ever paying for lip fillers, there were still people out there who thought that she was lying. One of the reasons for this was because her lips just seemed to be getting bigger and bigger.
Although fans knew that lip lining would make lips look fuller and more plump, hers seemed to be protruding from her face in a more pronounced pout – something that cannot be achieved by lip lining. They were convinced that Kylie wasn’t telling the truth, and they were determined to find out once and for all.
After the fan pressure became too much, Kylie Jenner eventually came clean in 2015. During an episode of KUWTK, she spoke to her sisters about her decision to get temporary lip fillers. Although her mom wasn’t happy about it, she could see how self-conscious her daughter was about her lips.
Within this exchange, she noted that she wanted to admit to having lip fillers earlier, but that she wanted to avoid judgment from her fans. In her eyes, she “tiptoed around the truth,” but she didn’t lie.
A part of her
Kylie’s fans were not angry that their favorite star had not told them the truth, because they were finally relieved to have the real answer out in the open. Her bigger and fuller lips had slowly but surely become a part of who she was, and she had even managed to build an incredible brand from it.
They wanted Kylie to be proud of her appearance, but as they watched the months go by, they soon realized that Kylie’s lips were getting bigger and bigger. Would she ever know when to stop?
Went too far
During an interview with Complex, Kylie spoke in depth about her lip fillers. When she looked in the mirror and saw her newly plumped pout, she was overwhelmed with happiness and felt as beautiful as ever.
Yet, when they started to go down, she began to wonder what they would look like with more filler. Before too long, she was going larger and larger, and she even admits herself that she went “too far.” Thankfully, she realized this before she caused irreparable damage, and she made a life-changing decision in July 2018.
An incredible photo
On July 8, 2018, Kylie posted this photograph on her Instagram page. Not only did this show off her post-baby body, but it also showed off her brand new lips. Her fans rallied around this photograph and noted just how beautiful the business mogul looked.
One fan noted that she looked like the “old Kylie,” and Kylie knew that she had to respond. It was within this comment that she told the world she had had her fillers removed. Her once controversial addition had gone, and she was back to her old ways.
Although she may still be running her business empire, Kylie Jenner also has another focus in her life. She is now a mother, and it’s no secret that she loves Stormi with all of her heart. During one YouTube video, she spoke about her daughter, and how Stormi has been blessed with plump and perfect lips.
Kylie found it ironic that the one thing she has felt self-conscious about is the same thing that her daughter has been blessed with. Yet, it seems as though this may have made Kylie backtrack on her decision.
A few months later
Kylie’s fans were loving her new look. Her lips were more natural, and Kylie seemed to be experimenting with her natural beauty. She would post pictures with her freckles on show for the world to see, and she would sometimes even go makeup-less for her selfies with Stormi.
This was a side to Kylie that her fans had not seen in a while – and they wanted her to stay that way. Unfortunately, it seems as though her daughter’s perfectly plump lips reminded Kylie of the good times, as she has since gone back to filler.
In October 2018, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram with a shocking video that caused uproar amongst her fans. In this post, she showed off her flawless makeup as she sat in her dressing gown, but she also wrote a caption on the screen.
It was this caption that made news stations and fans stop in their tracks – because, in that moment, Kylie confirmed that the fillers were back. She thanked a dermatology clinic in this caption, for “coming through late last night with a lip touch up!”
A full circle
After the events of her last filler experience, we hope that this full circle back into the dermatologists chair will not get out of hand. So far, it seems as though Kylie has just added these touch-ups to her lips to give them a little extra boost.
We don’t know whether Kylie will continue to get this controversial addition to her appearance, but there is one thing we do know for sure. We know that her fans will not let her get carried away with her lips. They love the natural Kylie, and they want her to embrace this.