Kylie Jenner is opening up and daring to bare (so to speak) on the new cover of Vogue Australia.
The 21-year-old beauty mogul graced the September issue wearing a black long-sleeve jacket and a super fresh-faced makeup look.
Makeup artist Ariel shared a photo of the cover, noting that he would love to claim the credit for her makeup, “but it’s really ‘moisturizer by Ariel’,” referring to the pared-down beauty look she’s sporting.
It’s a surprising look, considering Kylie’s makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, just earned her a Forbes cover in recognition of the fact that the brand’s on track to be worth a billion dollars in the near future.
Jenner is phoning from the bedroom of the LA home she shares with her boyfriend, 26-year-old rapper Travis Scott, whom she met at last year’s Coachella music festival (which Scott was headlining), and their seven-month-old daughter, Stormi Webster. The last time she went off the grid – posting sporadically to her social channels and sidestepping public appearances – was during her pregnancy. No Demi-Moore-on- Vanity-Fair-style pregnancy shoots, and remarkably, not even a cryptic drip-feeding of pregnancy-related vox pops via Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She did what many in her position would have thought unthinkable, if not impossible – Jenner simply shut out fame for a while.
Days after the arrival of her healthy baby girl on the first day of February, she reconnected with her 112 million Instagram followers explaining her brief hiatus: “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress-free and healthy way I knew how.”
In the accompanying interview, conducted by her sister Kendall, Kylie shared some insight into how the brand became such a phenomenon.
“My Lip Kits started with, number one, my obsession with make-up and lips specifically and just how I took my insecurity with my lips and turned it into my business model,” she said. “Something I just became obsessed with was lips and lipstick, and how wearing lipstick made me feel. I just loved bigger lips, and I just got obsessed. To this day, I can’t leave the house without lipstick. So, I just think I’m obsessed with doing my make-up and watching tutorials and that’s kind of how Kylie Cosmetics started
When Kendall questioned whether her fixation with her lips stemmed from being in the spotlight, Kylie said no. “I think I would’ve done the same thing, because my insecurity with my lips didn’t stem from people saying anything,” she said. “I don’t even think anyone commented on my lips. We all have insecurities, right? Nobody’s perfect, and that’s my thing
She’s since started reducing the filler in her lips and has stepped out of the spotlight somewhat, currently focusing on being a new mom to new baby Stormi Webster and expanding her business ventures by taking the brand worldwide.