She’s made headlines more recently for becoming a first-time mom, but yesterday Kylie Jenner racked up over 5 million likes on Instagram after debuting a new look – lips without fillers.
Posing with friend Anastasia Karanikolaou, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister looked fresh and natural, sans hair extensions and with minimal makeup, prompting a few observant followers to comment on the change. One user posted the comment, “she looks like the old Kylie here idk why,” to which Kylie herself was quick to reply, “I got rid of all my filler,” followed by two worried faced emojis and one smiley faced emoji.
After having fillers followed by injections starting from the age of 16, Jenner produced her own line of the enormously popular Kylie Lip Kits in 2015, and soon built her mammoth beauty empire, expanding into blushes, eyeshadows, and beyond. Kylie Cosmetics is today said to be worth in the region of $550m.
For years, she insisted her plumped-up-looking pout was simply the work of clever makeup, but soon caved to accusations they weren’t natural, admitting to the temporary fillers. The story goes that when she was a teen, a boy she kissed expressed surprise she was such a good kisser, given her naturally thinner lips (didn’t anyone tell him it’s about technique and not size?), giving rise to a deep insecurity, which has clearly followed her into adulthood — until now. She said, “I have temporary lip fillers. It’s just an insecurity of mine, and it’s what I wanted to do.” We can’t fault the girl for turning her one insecurity into her one superpower, and the very thing that helped build her business, but it’s also a welcome and refreshing sight to see her embrace her natural self.
It seems like the au naturel look is favoured by her fans too, with the recent post bombarded with positive and encouraging comments like “u look amazing natural,” “I love the natural look on you!” and more:
As long as she feels good in her own skin, we’re totally here for it.