Style & Beauty

47 Photos Of Kylie Jenner's Evolution As A Beauty Trendsetter

“It’s like Kylie singlehandedly gave a whole generation the ticket to a more enhanced version of themselves.”
07/17/2018 05:46am ET
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Kylie Jenner is, hands down, one of the most influential 20-year-olds in the world. (Just one of her tweets dropped Snapchat’s value by $1.3 billion.) People want to dress like her, look like her, wear their hair like her and do their makeup like her (using Kylie Cosmetics, of course).

Last week, the reality star and beauty mogul threw us a curveball, confirming that she’d had her lip fillers removed (you can dissolve fillers with an injectable enzyme called hyaluronidase). For someone who’s basically made a fortune thanks to her lips ― her first lip kits sold out in under a minute, proof that people want to buy what she’s selling ― we’ll admit the news was a little surprising.

Over the past few years, Jenner’s plump pout has become something of a signature. Sure, she’s changed her hair color and loves playing with makeup, but her lips have always been a hot topic in the world of celebrity beauty news.

In her late teen years, the world noticed Jenner’s lips becoming fuller and fuller, but she simply chalked it up to some expert pouting and a little makeup magic. And just like that, plenty of tutorials popped up online teaching us how to over-line our lips to achieve Jenner’s look. (It should be noted, though, that Jenner has faced her fair share of criticism thanks to her lips; she’s been accused of cultural appropriation on multiple occasions and has been called out for profiting off black creativity.)

In 2015, everything changed. During an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the Forbes cover girl confirmed that she had, in fact, gotten lip injections. It wasn’t long before Jenner fans tried to re-create her plumped pout on themselves, using glass cups and injuring themselves in the process.

Even plastic surgeons admitted Jenner’s influence on their industry. A 2016 report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed significant growth in the number of lip implants and lip injections in 2015.

Jenner’s doctor told WWD, “It’s like Kylie singlehandedly gave a whole generation the ticket to a more enhanced version of themselves.”

Speaking of her influence, Jenner told Us Weekly in 2016, “I started to realize my reach when I did a bunch of meet and greets for mine and my sister’s PacSun line [in 2013]. Almost every girl would have gray hair if I had gray hair. [If I had blue hair], every girl would have blue hair and she’d be like, ‘I did it because of you!’”

Jenner’s influence is especially visible on social media, where full lips seem to be the norm again among top models and influencers. (They’re all starting to look the same!) But considering Jenner’s influence, we’d bet her latest beauty decision will inspire others to follow suit. Only time will tell what happens, of course, but we’ll be here, trying to keep up.

If the meantime, let’s take a look at the photos that show her evolution over the years.

2000
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Kylie Jenner, left, at the world premiere of "The Emperor's New Groove" on Dec. 10, 2000, in Hollywood.
2003
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Kylie Jenner, right, at the 22nd annual Santa Barbara Triathlon on Aug. 23, 2003, in Santa Barbara, California.
2004
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Kylie Jenner, right, at the world premiere of "Teacher's Pet" in Hollywood on Jan. 11, 2004.
2005
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At the Dream Foundation's "A Day to Dream" on July 24, 2005, in Santa Barbara.
2007
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Kylie Jenner (left) at the Dash Fall 2007 Fashion Show in Los Angeles.
2007
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Kylie Jenner (right) at the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" viewing party on Oct. 16, 2007, in Agoura Hills, California.
2008
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Kylie Jenner (right) at A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival on June 8, 2008, in Los Angeles.
2009
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Kylie Jenner (second from left) at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 on Aug. 9, 2009, in Universal City, California.
2009
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At the release party for the new album "Kiss & Tell" by Selena Gomez and The Scene on Sept. 30, 2009, in Hollywood.
2010
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At the "Easy A" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Sept. 13, 2010, in Hollywood.
2010
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At The Taste of Beverly Hills wine & food festival on Sept. 2, 2010, in Beverly Hills.
2010
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At the Los Angeles "Burlesque" premiere on Nov. 15, 2010, in Hollywood.
2011
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At the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne spring 2012 fashion show on Sept. 12, 2011, in New York City.
2011
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Walking the runway at the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Fashion Show on Sept. 12, 2011, in New York City.
2011
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At the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards on Nov. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.
2012
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Attending Fashion's Night Out 2012 on Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.
2012
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At the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne spring 2013 fashion show on Sept.10, 2012, in New York City.
2012
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At the Evening Sherri Hill spring 2013 fashion show on Sept. 7, 2012, in New York City.
2012
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At the 2012 KIIS FM Jingle Ball on Dec. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles.
2013
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At the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013, in Culver City, California.
2013
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At the premiere of "After Earth" on May 29, 2013, in New York City.
2013
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At the Los Angeles premiere of "Ender's Game" on Oct. 28, 2013, in Hollywood.
2013
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At the 2013 American Music Awards on Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
2014
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At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
2014
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At the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 15, 2014, in Toronto.
2014
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At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, California.
2014
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At the 2014 American Music Awards on Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
2015
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At the GQ and Giorgio Armani Grammys After Party on Feb. 8, 2015, in Hollywood.
2015
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At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.
2015
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At the Sugar Factory opening on June 19, 2015, in Miami Beach.
2015
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At the 2015 ESPY Awards on July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles.
2015
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At the screening of 20th Century Fox's "Paper Towns" at The London West Hollywood on July 18, 2015.
2015
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At the Vera Wang spring 2016 show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 15, 2015.
2015
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At the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie on Sept. 16, 2015, in New York City.
2016
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At the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards post-party on Jan. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills.
2016
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At the Vera Wang Collection fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 16, 2016.
2016
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At the Sugar Factory Orlando grand opening on March 11, 2016, in Florida.
2016
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At the Alexander Wang show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 10, 2016, in New York City.
2017
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At the 74th annual Golden Globes after-party on Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills.
2017
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At Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 on Jan. 10, 2017, in West Hollywood.
2017
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At the Alexander Wang fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City.
2017
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Out in Manhattan on Feb. 13, 2017.
2017
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At the PrettyLittleThing x Paper Magazine Pretty Little Playground on April 14, 2017, in Palm Springs, California.
2017
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At the Met Gala on May 1, 2017, in New York City.
2018
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At the Met Gala on May 7, 2018, in New York City.
2018
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Kylie Jenner (right) with Jordyn Woods at the Louis Vuitton Menswear spring/summer 2019 show in Paris on June 21, 2018.
2018
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At "The Handmaid's Tale" Hulu finale at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on July 9, 2018, in Los Angeles.
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