We all know that the Internet never forgets. Post and tag an embarrassing photo at any time, and it is entirely likely that someone, somewhere can dig it up years later – even if you deleted it. The web just works that way. This can work against celebrities, though, because so many of them deny things like plastic surgery.
Take the ongoing debates about Khloe Kardashian’s nose, or more accurately, her nose job. After all, it is easy to go online, search for her and her nose, and get an array of images that makes it plain to see that the woman has not had one…she’s had several!
There is Khloe with a slender nose, Khloe with a rounded and button sort of nose, Khloe not all that recognizable because there is an unfamiliar slope and narrowness to her nose. So, why does she say that she has never had a nose job only to give an interview discussing the “best no job of her life”?
Well, the simple answer is that Khloe Kardashian appears not to have had a nose job. Instead, she gives all of the credit for her never ending nose changes to her makeup artist Joyce Bonelli.
Contouring the Kardashians
We should have realized all along that Khloe was not lying about her non-nose jobs. After all, the Kardashians were the ones who introduced the world to the amazing powers of contouring with makeup. Little wonder, then, that one of their favorite makeup artists could so easily supply Khloe with her nose jobs. As the artist said, “what I do is transformational makeup. I’ve given Khloe [Kardashian] the best nose job for eight years with contour. No, she didn’t, it’s just makeup. It’s makeup and it’s fun.”
In fact, it was Joyce Bonelli herself that was at the very origins of the Kardashian contouring trend. It began with her doing some eyeliner projects and just grew from there. Her transformative powers have actually shaped the way we think about the famous family, and it was really shocking when Khloe posted some Snapchat images earlier this year; showing herself without any makeup and being almost totally unrecognizable.
How Does It Work?
Though Bonelli has altered her style over the years; currently favoring a more natural look for her clients, she did explain just how she tackles nose contouring. Using nothing more than a small brush and some bronzer in a tone one shade darker than the client’s skin, she just draws lines downward from the inner corner of the brow to the edges of the nose, and then uses highlighter along the bridge.
Yes, this is the “nose job” technique she so deftly uses to transform Khloe’s distinctive nose. However, the artist does regret some of the work, saying that it has flooded the Internet and is not the way makeup should be done these days.
Indicating that too many people wear too much makeup in order to get those flawless Instagram shots, she now says, “I realize that everything doesn’t need to look so perfect. There needs to be dimension.” She achieves it with good skin but bare eyes or less than perfect brows or a bit of lip color. She even says she prefers minimal product to keep a look clean.
Does this mean that the Kardashians are the result of makeup tricks, lighting and clothes? No, most of them admit to having “some work” done. Whether it is lip fillers or other more invasive treatments, they do have plastic surgery, but Khloe’s nose is her own…for now.