Jennifer Lawrence, the acclaimed actress known for her roles in films like "No Hard Feelings," recently engaged in a candid conversation with Kylie Jenner for Interview magazine. The discussion centered on their evolving relationship with makeup and how it has been influenced by aging and being in the public eye.
The Transformative Power of Makeup
At 33, Jennifer Lawrence has witnessed a significant transformation in her appearance, much of which she credits to makeup. "It’s incredible what makeup can do because I work with Hung [Vanngo], who overlines the lip, and I call him a plastic surgeon because everybody in the last few months since I’ve been working with him is convinced that I had eye surgery," she revealed.
Lawrence emphasized that her altered appearance is due to makeup, not surgery, and reflected on how her facial features have naturally changed over the years. "I started at 19, so I get the before and after pictures from when I’m 19 to 30 and I’m like, 'I grew up.
I lost baby weight in my face, and my face changed because I’m aging.' Everybody thought I had a nose job, and I’m like, 'I’ve had the exact same nose. My cheeks got smaller. Thank you for bringing it up,'" she explained.
Kylie Jenner, the founder of Kylie Cosmetics, also shared her experiences with makeup's transformative effects. She observed how people often compare her current look to when she was much younger, failing to acknowledge the natural changes that occur over time.
"I’ll see before and after photos when I’m 12 years old versus 26 and my eyebrows are filled differently. I have contour on. I’m like, 'How can you compare my 12-year-old face and say I’ve gotten my jaw shaved and eyelids removed?' I’m like, “What are we talking about?'" Jenner shared.
Creating Kylie Cosmetics: A Journey of Defiance
Jenner also discussed the origins of her now-famous brand, Kylie Cosmetics. Starting "from the ground up," Jenner and her mother, Kris Jenner, ventured into unknown territory.
"We didn’t know where to start. We didn’t have anyone helping us. And my mom thought I was going to be stuck with lip kits in my garage for the rest of my life," she said. This journey was not just about creating a successful product line but also about proving doubters wrong.
The conversation between Lawrence and Jenner sheds light on the complexities of aging in the public eye, especially as women in the entertainment industry. Their experiences highlight the powerful role makeup plays in shaping public perception and the unrealistic expectations often placed on celebrities' appearances.