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As one of the world’s most successful, influential and recognisable beauty moguls, Kylie Jenner is a prized pop culture artefact of the 2010s; each outfit, lipstick shade, and word she says sparks a global obsession at a rate that only can be contested by, well, her other family members. Revealing the routine that comes before her transformational makeup looks (often the works of Ariel Tejada or Jenner herself), the A-lister developed Kylie Skin , a collection of straightforward skincare designed to educate, inspire and equip young people with a self-care mentality, and the products to bring that mentality to life.
Ahead of the launch of Kylie Skin into MECCA, we caught up with Jenner who spilled her secrets for hydrated, glowy skin, and the life-changing advice she received from her mum, Kris.
“Every morning I start my skincare routine with my Foaming Face Wash, to help remove any dirt or oils,” shared Jenner, revealing that the wash (which foams from the pump but also creates a micro-foam type texture once massaged into the skin) was the first thing she knew she wanted in her line and her favourite, but also the product that took the longest to perfect. Next comes her Vitamin C Serum, which she loves to blend with hyaluronic acid for a hit of brightness and hydration. Obsessed with all the moisture she can get, Jenner then reaches for her Face Moisturizer, which, as one might expect, was created with makeup-wearers in mind. In true MECCA style, SPF always follows.
“At night,” she continues, “I’ll go through my morning routine again, but will use my Hydrating Face Mask on nights I want some extra hydration.” Jenner never forgets to nourish the rest of her body, quickly adding, “and I always use a body lotion after showering to lock in moisture!”
“It’s so hard to choose,” the mogul says as she deliberates over her must-have skincare ingredients. “But if I had to, I’d say shea butter, kiwi seed oil and vitamins C and E, so my skin never goes a day without hydration and antioxidants.”
Admitting her love for the ingredients and “how they combine to make [her] skin glow,” it comes as no surprise that most of her products are practically brimming with them. As for the standout? “I just have to mention my Vitamin C Serum with tea extract, she says without a beat. “I use it every morning and night, obsessed.”
If the success of the Kardashian-Jenner clan isn’t proof of the power of a supportive, tight-knit family, then we don’t know what is. At the heart of that lies the world’s most iconic ‘momager’, Kris Jenner.
“From a young age, my mom told me to find the thing that I was passionate about, and to work hard at it,” Jenner reminisces. “She always said to have your work be something you look forward to doing every day.” The 23-year-old accredits this advice as the catalyst behind the person she is today. “I’ve always loved makeup and realising I could make a career out of it, was truly one of the most defining moments in my life.”
Business-wise, the sentiment rings true: “I’ve learned that you have to have the right manufacturers who can support the growth of the business!” she exclaimed. As the first of her brands to enter bricks-and-mortar in Australia, Kylie Skin’s launch into MECCA is a dream come true for the founder. “I’ve always dreamt of my brand going global… I’m SO excited that I’m finally able to bring Kylie Skin to my fans in Australia and New Zealand.”
With the world watching her every move, Jenner, who, amongst everything, is also a mum to two-year-old Stormi, finds peace in knowing herself, and always staying true to that person (“I try not to think about it too much,” she says in relation to her almost 200-million-strong Instagram following).
“With everything going on in the world, it’s definitely become necessary to unplug and make time for myself,” she shares, noting that her beauty rituals have become her means of self-care, and her preferred way “to destress and unwind.”
In addition to her simple secret to ‘rising and shining ’ everyday—“drinki ng lots of water and eating healthy”—Jenner leaves us with the gentle reminder we all need right now: “don’t feel pressured to be or act like someone you’re not, and the rest will fall into place.”
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