The name Kylie Jenner is a hot commodity right now. The socialite is the topic of discussion for a variety of things, from her beauty regimen to her trendy wardrobe. She always seem to be sporting a super sexy look that has the masses following her every move; trying to keep up with her style. But what exactly goes into looking that edgy all the time? One young woman wanted to find out ... by living like Kylie Jenner for a week.
"Kylie Jenner and I lead very different lives. Unlike Kylie, I rarely take selfies, just learned how to use Snapchat, have never coloured my hair or worn fake nails before, and generally don't wear makeup. Oh, I'm also not a celebrity, nor do I have my own website/app," noted Brooke, the young woman taking on this challenge.
Brooke admitted that by the end of her week-long experiment, she was utterly drained. "It might seem like Kylie's days are full of relaxing by the pool and playing with her pups, but don't be fooled by her luxurious Instagram photos. Homegirl is busy
. I know this because I tried Kylie's beauty routine, outfits, and lifestyle for a week and I was pretty drained by the end."
Day one was all about beauty prep for this young lady. From getting her nails done to bronzing her skin and applying makeup, it proved to be a lengthy process from the start. "I knew it was going to be intense since half of Kylie's allure comes from her ever-changing hair and makeup looks. So I recruited my own glam team and went through an elaborate process to become like Kylie."
To achieve Kylie's nails, Brooke ventured down to Valley in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood for nail extensions. "I showed the nail artist a picture of one of Kylie's most recent styles — very long and squared off in a grayish color (I used Smith and Cult in 'Stockholm Syndrome') — and voilà! Kylie nails."
Brooke also got a spray tan in the comfort of her own home. "I invited Kristyn Pradas, who spray-tans the Angels for the Victoria's Secret fashion show, over to my humble apartment for an application of faux glow."
The makeup routine is where it really got intense. "I embarked on a weeklong makeup journey: Each day, I incorporated actual products Kylie uses or recommends (listed below) into my routine and took tips from the makeup tutorials
Kylie posted on her new site. It would take me almost an hour each day to complete my makeup — a big change for someone who doesn't even wear concealer most days."
"Kylie loves wigs, and that is an understatement. I decided I needed more than one wig to pass as Kylie, who is arguably the hardest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan to keep up with due to how often she switches up her look. To start, I chose a short, black, layered wig that is very O.G. Kylie and still a regular style for her."
After getting the Kylie Jenner look set in stone, Brooke was ready for her first photo op. "I slipped into Kylie's private jet travel outfit — crop top and drawstring pants, complete with lace-up heels. Even though my entire midriff was in the breeze, this look was probably the most comfortable of the week. Sweatpants disguised as real pants for the win."
As the week went by, Brooke continued to try out all of Kylie's looks, including the waist trainer that the socialite promotes on Instagram.
But if you're going to look like Kylie, you better eat like Kylie! Right?
"I took a trip to Popeyes for lunch. Kylie has posted many photos of herself eating Popeyes fried chicken on a private jet, so I jumped on the opportunity to copy her (I'm a huge fan of those biscuits). I brought my lunch back to the office and lounged on the couch to eat (with the waist trainer on, mind you) because nothing is more glamorous or more Kylie than lounging on a white sofa in a waist trainer eating Popeyes."
Brooke also became a selfie queen. "Posting pictures of myself as Kylie on my personal social media accounts was tricky. Since I rarely take selfies, I knew my friends and followers would suspect something was up. But in order for me to have the complete Kylie experience, I would need to get into 100 percent selfie mode."
She even tried out some of her stylish outfits.
"When Kylie Jenner wears a dress, it sells out fast. Luckily, the brand Houghton, which designed a dress Kylie wore on Instagram once, was able to send me a very similar version of it for my third outfit. I paired it with some thigh-high suede boots and sunglasses (like Kylie's, of course) and took some #OOTD mirror selfies as well as some "paparazzi" ones.
And on her last day as Kylie, Brooke may or may not have been mistaken for the celebrity herself! "On my last day as Kylie, I took a stroll to a nearby frozen yogurt shop. The employees showered me with coupons for free fro-yo, which could be something they do to every customer, but I took it because they thought I was someone important. Either way, it was a pretty good day."
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