FYI: Kylie Jenner's New Filler-Free Face Is Absolutely Stunning
Infamous family aside, it could be argued that Kylie Jenner's lips are kinda, sorta the crux of her fame. First, there's that little brand called Kylie Cosmetics which has skyrocketed the new mom into entrepreneurial success and launched her tour-de-force presence within the cosmetics industry. What's more, the brand's Lip Kits (projected to surpass the billion-dollar mark by 2022) epitomise the original essence of her brand and feature a Kylie-esque lippie and liner each. (Though, of course, Jenner has gone on to expand her empire to highlighters, blushes, brushes, eye shadow palettes, and more—she always seems to have new launches up her sleeve.)
Second, Jenner's actual lips have been the subject of controversy over the years, with many suspecting she'd opted for one or several doses of filler. For a long time, Jenner side-stepped the debate, persistently denying the claims and attributing her pout's increasingly plumped-up look to an adept and exaggerated application of lipliner. Eventually, however, the truth came out, and she not only admitted to getting filler but also explained the rather personal reasoning behind the treatments. (As a quick refresher, it stemmed from bullying and insecurity about her lips growing up.)
Thus, you can imagine the surprise when our Instagram feeds ignited last night with buzz surrounding a recent photo the star had posted to her account.
"She looks like the old Kylie here idk why," mused Instagram user @haleithorn.
And, quick to respond, Jenner jumped into the mix with a casual, "@haleithorn i got rid of all my lip filler."
As predicted, the social media world is freaking out, and I'd be remiss not to mention our own Byrdie chat was rife with a few shocked-face emoji, "wuttts," and "OMGs." I mean, can you blame us? That being said, we've always had a soft spot for Kylie's stunning au naturel look, and we seriously commend the fact the star apparently feels confident enough to not only show off her bare skin and freckles every so often but to debut a fresh, filler-free complexion and pout as well.
Here's a serious question, though—does this mark the beginning of the end for lip injections? Considering almost every model and actress in Hollywood has them, we kind of doubt it. But it's worth keeping in mind. In the meantime, if you're still in want of a pillowy, albeit filler-free, lipline, keep scrolling for the top eight products we routinely rely on for a quick hit of injection-esque pertness. (We think the new Kylie would approve.)