Here's What Kylie Jenner Looks Like In Real Life Vs. Instagram

Kylie Jenner built a beauty empire out of a simple lip kit, so understandably she's typically seen glammed up to the nines at all times. Even in seemingly off-the-cuff Instagram shots, the youngest member of the extended Kardashian clan is pumped and primed to perfection. 

Although Kylie Cosmetics infamously made her a self-made billionaire, as Jenner told Harper's Bazaar Arabia, she started it purely to share her passion for makeup with the world. "I don't really do it to make money or think that far into the future if this is going to be super-successful," the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star admitted. "I just knew my talents and was passionate about makeup and lips and lipsticks. It's been a real love of mine for as long as I can remember." 

Growing up in front of the world on her family's reality show gave Jenner certain anxieties about her looks that no amount of makeup could fix. The real reason she started getting lip fillers, for instance, is heartbreaking. However, although the mogul is rarely spotted without her full glam on, when Jenner is out and about with a clean face, she makes a compelling case for foregoing the Instagram filters and everything else for good.

Kylie Jenner looks more mature when she she has a full face of makeup on

Kylie Jenner (who is expecting baby No. 2!) rarely posts makeup-free selfies and, when she does, they're typically still pretty gob-smacking since, like every other smart celebrity, the photo isn't really makeup-free (via Cosmopolitan). However, every once in a while, we get a paparazzi shot of the Kylie Cosmetics founder out and about. As BuzzFeed noted, after one such instance, when Jenner was spotted smiling in a pair of sweats while carrying a bunch of junk food, the first thing to note is that she looks considerably younger without her full glam on. Twitter users clearly agreed, with one writing, "She looks so cute lol," while another noted, "She looks normal. love that."

Although youth is clearly on her side, Jenner also takes excellent care of her skin. In an interview with Glamour UK, celebrating the launch of Kylie Skin, the entrepreneur argued, "It's so important to take care of yourself from the inside out and that starts with self-care and taking time to do things that you love!" In fact, Jenner believes "makeup and skincare should go hand in hand," which is why she launched Kylie Skin in the first place. The "Life of Kylie" star learned all about skincare from her mother and big sisters, reasoning that breakouts are totally normal and shouldn't ruin your day. Judging by her blemish-free face, though, she's pretty safe on that front.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder rarely shows her makeup-free face online

At this stage, we all know social media isn't real life. Understandably, eagle-eyed fans are quick to scold their favorite stars for posting allegedly unfiltered material without copping to the amount of editing that clearly went on behind the scenes. As Cosmopolitan reported in 2020, Kylie Jenner raised eyebrows after posting a makeup tutorial to her Instagram Stories — featuring products exclusively from Kylie Cosmetics, of course. First, though, Jenner revealed a before-and-after shot so fans could fully appreciate the transformation, but it's worth noting that the first photo has clearly been filtered to a certain extent.

Jenner is pretty infamous for (allegedly) photoshopping her photos and videos, with fans frequently pointing out the tell-tale signs of editing (via Twitter). She's also been dodging accusations of plastic surgery for years, but the mogul consistently maintains that it's just fillers keeping her looking plumped, reasoning to Paper about surgery, "I'm terrified! I would never. They don't understand what good hair and makeup and, like, fillers, can really do."

Kylie Jenner took steps to be more natural

She might not be someone who willingly shares her makeup-free face with fans unless they catch her out and about (via Instagram), but Kylie Jenner has taken steps to be more natural in general. As Allure reported in 2018, after an Instagram follower pointed out that she looked like her old self, the Kylie Cosmetics founder responded, "I got rid of all my filler." Jenner has been open about how a deep-seated insecurity about her lips inspired her to not just launch her own beauty company but to begin getting lip injections back in 2014, at just 16. The "KUWTK" star continued doing so in the years that followed, though she did stop while pregnant with daughter Stormi.

Jenner subsequently graced the cover of Vogue Australia with little makeup, showing off her more natural-looking pout in the process. As she told interviewer and older sister Kendall Jenner, "I feel like having a daughter, and thinking about beauty in the future, has definitely changed me, and I feel like it has made me love myself more and accept everything about me." The makeup maven added, "I want to be an example for her. What kind of example would I be if she said she didn't like her ears, and then I didn't like them either? I just want to teach her that. I'm trying to love myself more."