So Kylie Jenner has had lip injections. In other groundbreaking news – the world is round, Topshop jeans are a tiny fit and water is wet.
We all have been waiting for her to stand up and admit that she gets fillers, and the day finally came. (More info here.)
I want to talk about my opinion about this. (Because it's my blog and I can. Luxuries.) So, Kylie would have been 16 when she started getting fillers in, as that’s when all the rumours started circulating following her lips doubling in size overnight. And I understand that she’s self conscious (who wouldn’t be when you have Kim K as your stepsister and supermodel Kendall as your fullblood sister!?), but I can’t help but think back to all the things I have been self conscious about over the years and where I would be today if I had been given the opportunity to change them.
I regret dying my hair when I was 15 enough, (a terrible orange shade), let alone putting something into my body that could end up leaving me looking like waxwork by the time I’m 30. Now she’s started, stopping will be incredibly difficult (these fillers need to be topped up every 12 months, rumours circulating she does it every 3 months); a bit like when you dye your hair black and get blonde roots. You can’t stop dying it because the roots look horrific, so you just keep touching up your roots every few months. In the end your hair is frazzled.
When I was 18 I got at tattoo. I thought it was great. It’s not. It’s terrible. It was poorly done and the needle they used was too thick for the design and I’m already planning a cover-up, 5 years later. At least it’s on my hip bone and nobody ever sees it, what if it was in the middle of my face?!
When I was 16, it was considered beautiful to be pale, with extremely thin eyebrows. All the girls at school would pluck the nights away until they had that high arched, pencil-thin eyebrow. Now it’s all about a healthy glowing tan and thick, bushy Delevingne brows. Pretty contrasting looks. The fashion industry dictates what is beautiful, and right now it may be considered sexy to have full, plump, pouty lips. But what happens when in 15 years time it’s fashionable to have thin, elfin features and striking eye makeup? Will Kylie feel self-conscious again and get a lip reduction?! Is a lip reduction even a thing??!
Kylie is (IMO) too young to be making a decisions which could permanently damage her face in the future, and to be honest no matter how insecure she is about them it’s just a part of growing up to battle your insecurities. Every normal teenage girl grows up detesting something about themselves (for me it was my flat chest), and then they grow up (my boobs grew too, thankfully), and their insecurities change as their values do.
Kris Jenner should be teaching her daughter to accept herself and how naturally beautiful she is and let her live a normal teenagers life filled with getting over her insecurities instead of allowing her to play with her face. Whereas most of us live not liking something about ourselves (for me it's now my nose) and accepting it is what it is, (and actually it's not so bad in certain lights with good contouring), Kylie is going to grow up thinking she doesn't like certain things about herself but it's okay because she can fork out money to 'improve' her image by cosmetically enhancing. And I just don't think in the long run that's going to be the solution to any of her insecurity issues - in fact, I imagine if anything it will make them much worse as she won't ever learn to accept herself for who she is naturally.
Maybe I'm looking into this too deeply - thoughts?
(And for the record, I liked her thinner lips. It was what made her different from the rest of the Kardashian Klan.)