From Bleached Brows To Blonde Blowouts, Kim Kardashian’s Beauty Evolution Is Remarkable

Then and now.

One of the biggest questions asked of Hollywood is: which celebrities have had plastic surgery? And while many are yet to open up about procedures they may have had, Kim Kardashian has candidly spoken about her journey with self-image.

For years, fans have speculated that the mother-of-four’s features couldn’t have aged so spectacularly without the help of cosmetic work. And despite what she says, fans are still hellbent that the SKIMS founder has gone under the knife to preserve her seemingly ageless beauty.

While there might not be obvious changes to her facial features, it’s the lack thereof that have people talking. Between her twenties and her forties, Kim’s face has seemingly remained the same with the natural effects of ageing seemingly unable to take residence on her complexion.

Naturally, fans have wondered if she’s taken part in preventative methods to keep any wrinkles at bay—she claims that all she’s done is botox and laser treatments.

Addressing the plastic surgery rumours, the 41-year-old told Allure that she keeps her cosmetic procedures to a minimum.  

“No filler. Never filled either one, ever,” she confirmed for the publication. “I’ve never had eyelash extensions. 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.”

Whether the soon-to-be-lawyer has or hasn’t gone under the knife is ultimately her decision. But what we do know is that she’s definitely undergone a transformation when it comes to her beauty moments.

From platinum blonde bobs to non-existent brows, keep scrolling to take a look at Kim Kardashian‘s before and after beauty transformation.


Kim Kardashian at the Tropicana at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Alongside her older sister Kourtney, Kim looks how we all grew to know her, with her famous black hair and side fringe with neutral to no-makeup.

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Kim Kardashian at the Midsummer Night’s Dream Celebrity Poker evening

In 2006, the SKIMS founder was a fan of volume at the roots. Wearing her hair in her then-signature voluminous curls, her kept height at the crown of her hair, with a smokey eye and a light lip.

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Kim Kardashian backstage at Jessica Simpson’s Swimwear Collection show

Over the next year, Kim reached for her blush more than ever. Going for deeper tones of foundation and stronger bronzer and blush application, her side fringe slowly began to fade away, making way for her soon-to-be iconic centre part.

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Kim Kardashian poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California

With a centre part in tow, Kim kept her lips light pink and her tan golden. But more importantly, this is the first time she dabbled with lighter strands, opting for an array of blonde highlights to frame her face.

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Kim Kardashian on NBC News’ Today show.

Bidding adieu to sun-kissed locks, Kim went back to her dark-haired roots and welcomed her Kris Humphries era with her waist-length curls, strong smokey eye and neutral makeup.

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Kim Kardashian with then-partner Kanye West at 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Come 2012, Kim Kardashian kept her makeup fairly similar but welcomed more bronzer and sweeping her hair back into billowing ponytails.
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Kim Kardashian with now ex-husband Kanye West at her first Met Gala

Attending her first Met Gala, she walked the iconic red carpet for the ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ themed event as a mother-to-be. Unfortunately, she was ridiculed at the time for her outfit, with some likening it to a couch. She slicked her hair into a low ponytail with centre part—which soon became her go-to—but kept her eyes simple and pout blood red.
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Kim Kardashian at Charles James: Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala

The next year, Kim attended another Costume Institute Gala with a much more classic look. Letting go of her previously loved orange-hued foundation and excessive blush, her hair was swept into classic waves with an old Hollywood-style makeup moment.
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Kim Kardashian leaving ‘Studio Zero’ photo shoot in Paris, France

Sporting a platinum blonde ‘do for the first time, 2015 saw Kim enter her ‘lob’ era. She wore her hair at shoulder length with a centre part and donned matte, neutral makeup with a nude, barely-there lip.
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Kim Kardashian and ex-husband Kanye West at ‘Manus x Machina’ Met Gala

Attending that year’s ‘Manus x Machina’ Met Gala event, Kim walked the red carpet with in her first wet-look moment, slicking her hair back and sporting bleached brows, deep smokey eyes and a nude lip.
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Kim Kardashian attends the ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons’ Met Gala

Rocking her lob for a little longer, 2017 saw Kim walk the stairs at the Met Gala sporting her then go-to pin-straight tresses. Falling by her shoulders, not a kink could be seen, while her makeup remained as an ode to neutral.
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Kim Kardashian makes an appearance at her KKW Beauty Fan Event

In 2018, Kim started welcoming the high ponytail, and doing so effortlessly. Sporting loose waves, her hair was pulled up and out of her face, which boasted a flawless complexion and sculpted contour which she was famous for at the time.
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Kim Kardashian walks the red carpet at the ‘Camp: Notes On Fashion’ Met Gala

Taking to the Met Gala red carpet, Kim donned another wet hair moment, but going for a much more sun-kissed complexion with dark eyes and a sultry lip.
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Kim Kardashian attends the Balenciaga Fall/Winter ’21 show in Paris

Entering her ‘Kanye styled me’ era, Kim donned a latex ensemble with a slicked ‘do and side part with her signature neutral makeup.
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Kim Kardashian at her Los Angeles home with hair stylist Chris Appleton

Come 2021, Kim discovered her love for early 2000s, Y2K-inspired high ponytails. Falling at her shoulders, her hair was complimented by a flawless base, long spider-like lashes and a sweet wash of light pink blush.

Image via @chrisappleton1.

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Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress to ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ Met Gala

In 2022, Kim took to the Met Gala red carpet not only wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress, but she debuted her latest platinum ‘do, slicked back into a chic bun. As for her makeup, she donned old Hollywood glamour yet again, this time boasting a golden aura and fluttering lashes á la Marilyn herself.
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Kim Kardashian runs errands in Los Angeles with her lightest locks yet

In October 2022, Kim gave a lesson in undone glam while running errands in Los Angeles. The socialite rocked icy blonde waves with a dark root smudge, and a cool toned smokey eye. 

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Kim Kardashian rocks a bombshell blowout

In 2023, Kim returned to her dark roots, rocking a side part and plenty of volume for this elevator photoshoot shared to her Instagram. 

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Kim Kardashian debuts blunt bangs at This Is About Humanity’s fifth annual gala in Los Angeles

In a departure from her signature glam, Kim showed off blunt bangs and a sleek low ponytail at a charity event in Los Angeles. She paired the new look with latte-style makeup and an all-black Chanel ensemble.

Eva Longoria and Kim Kardashian. (Credit: Image: Getty)

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