The reality star has reversed the look she rocketed back to popularity, but the aquarium-like charm of an augmented pout is still very much in evidence on Love Island
In a week of cabinet resignations, supreme court justice nominations and burgeoning football hopes, you may well have missed the revelation that Kylie Jenner has officially abandoned lip fillers. But, let it be observed that Jenner’s monumental announcement came not in an official statement or extended interview with Laura Kuenssberg, but in a reply to a fan in an Instagram post, which she decorated with a flush-faced emoji and a smiley. Boris Johnson, take note.
Kylie is the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who, at the tender age of 20, has amassed an estimated net worth of $41m (£30m) thanks in part to the success of Kylie Cosmetics. The range pivots largely on its selection of lip palettes, aimed at those wishing to recreate Jenner’s signature pout: a sort of gastropod mating ritual conducted somewhere between her upturned nose and pert little chin. Confusingly, in 2015, Jenner conceded that said pout had, in truth, been artificially augmented with lip filler. According to whatclinic.com, lip fillers were the most popular cosmetic procedure of 2016, thanks in part to Jenner. For her to now abandon the good ship filler is, then, potentially devastating for hyaluronic acid pedlars everywhere.