Image: Kylie Jenner (right) with her older sister Kendall (via Getty)
This partly comes down to Kylie’s evolving fashion and makeup choices, but social media users and websites are also pointing to facial tweaks as a potential reason. In May, the reality star admitted she’d had lip fillers; however, cosmetic experts suggest she could’ve also undergone jaw reshaping, facial fillers, a mandible implant, and/or changes to her eyes.
So can facial fillers and procedures make some young women look older than they actually are? Plastic surgeon Dr Benjamin Norris from Costhetics.com.au doesn’t believe this is necessarily the case, but he says these procedures can make their age “indeterminate”.
“Given we’re used to women in their late 30s and early 40s having fillers and Botox [which] can successfully make them look 10, 15 years younger, I guess if younger women are having the same procedures… they all come together at a similar age. I would argue that in fact everyone is looking a little uniform,” he explains.
"You can see plenty of women... where you're hard-pushed to say exactly how old they are. For an older woman that's a good thing because they probably look younger, but for a 20-year-old looking like a 30-year-old, you'd argue that's not necessarily a good thing because she's actually aged herself."
Dr Norris says the similar look among many women who have had facial procedures generally comes down to the quality of the surgeon's work.
"Well done fillers, Botox and non-surgical treatments of the face are subtle and... a very gentle improvement on what the patient already has," he explains.
"Poorly done fillers make everyone look the same. There's that very 'triangular' look, where they've all got quite massive cheeks, narrowed eyes or almond eyes, and plumped lips."