In case you didn’t know, Kylie Jenner’s lips are far from natural—and it’s not all just because of fillers.
At some point in our life, we’ve all been those naïve teenage girls in love with whom we believe is the love of our lives. But when you’re a Kardashian/Jenner, standing in front of the mirror and trying hundreds of outfits, hairstyles, and make-up looks to please the guy you like is just not enough. No. When you’re a Kardashian/Jenner the obvious answer is some surgical enhancement… even if you’re only 17.
Because, you know, money.
That’s what happened to young Kylie Jenner according to her confession on the latest episode of her new series, Life of Kylie. The 20-year-old entrepreneur revealed that her signature and very controversial plump lips came as the result of a boy assuming she wouldn’t be a good kisser because of her naturally thin lips.
“I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips… I took that really hard. Just when a guy you like says that, I don’t know, it just really affected me. I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I would overline my lips with lip liner just to create the illusion of bigger lips. And then finally I was like this lip liner isn’t doing it. I ended up getting my lips done.”
In 2015, after much speculation and a very obvious changing appearance, Kylie Jenner finally confirmed she had had lip injections. The long-awaited confession came after big sister Khloe Kardashian urged her to stop lying, come clean and “cop” to it.
“If you avoid the question, you’re going to look like a liar.” Koko said. And so, she did.
“I have had temporary lip fillers,” she said in a E! clip from Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Years later, Kylie’s pouty lips have become the logo on her signature lip kits, which helped earn her Kylie Cosmetics brand $420 million dollars in retail sales in the first two years since its launch in November 2015.
With those numbers, it seems like lip liner is finally “doing it” for her!