Allure devoted its latest cover story to Kim Kardashian, who’s promoting her skincare line, SKKN. In the profile, Kardashian broke down exactly what she does to keep her 41-year-old face as wrinkle-free as possible—and it consists of a lot less plastic surgery than some naysayers might think.
Kardashian said that she currently has “a little bit of Botox,” in the space between her brows. “But I’ve chilled, actually.” She added that she has “no filler” and never had in her cheeks or lips. “No filler. Never filled either one, ever.”
She also denied having eyelash extensions and confirmed her eyebrows are real. “I’ve never had eyelash extensions,” she said. “I’ve never done anything. I have a drop of mascara on today. I’ve never filled my cheeks. I’ve never filled my lips.”
Kardashian did admit to using laser treatments regularly. “I care. I really, genuinely care about looking good,” she said. “I probably care more than 90 percent of the people on this planet. It’s not easy when you’re a mom and you’re exhausted at the end of the day or you’re in school, and I’m all of the above. I do my beauty treatments usually late at night. After everyone’s in bed, I’m doing laser treatments.”
“I’m at peace with not being perfect and I wasn’t like that before,” she added. “I hate my hands—they’re wrinkly and gross. But I’ve lived life and I’ve changed so many diapers with these hands and I’ve snuggled my babies with these hands, so I’m okay with them. [Getting older] doesn’t mean that I won’t strive for perfection, but you get to a point where you’re like, ‘Okay, my health is more important than anything else.’”
“It’s hard to explain because I am at peace, but I would still do anything to look and feel youthful,” she continued. “That doesn’t mean that I don’t know the difference from that to an unhealthy level of feeling like I can’t age. I’m 41. I always want to look appropriate. There does come a point when you’ve taken it too far—overfilled, too tight, too much cosmetic work. There’s nothing worse.”
Kardashian also addressed whether she feels guilt for her role creating an unrealistic beauty standard for many. “If I’m doing it, it’s attainable,” she argued. “There are so many different beauty standards—whether it’s Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe. When I was a teenager, [the look] was just blonde waifs. My mentality was never like, you see them on TV or in magazines and pick who you want to be. It was always: Be yourself, find beauty in everything.”
You can read Kardashian’s full cover story here.