Have you noticed? Kourtney Kardashian has a new look!
Actually, make that several new looks. You see, every time I've glimpsed a photo of the reality star lately, I've had to check that is indeed her.
But sometimes, I don't recognize her AT ALL, and I'll show you what I mean in a second.
Not that anyone should find the possibility of cosmetic interventions surprising. We are talking about the Kardashian-Jenners here. As we learned with Kendall, even the "natural" ones do get their tweaking. Why would Kourtney, now 39, be any exception?
Let's examine her beauty evolution over the years and see what's up!
Kourtney in 1995
We'll start out with this one from the mid-'90s, when Kourtney was 16 years old. We can safely assume she was au naturel here, with a gorgeous big smile, full cheeks and a what appears to be a wider nose bridge. She has a few highlights sprinkled in her dark brunette hair.
Kourtney in 2002
Seven years later, she was 23 and had lost some of her baby fat. She's got the over-plucked eyebrows going on, plus too-dark lip liner and a "K" necklace... how very early 2000s! Again, we can see the wider nose, and I also want to point out her heavy-lidded eyes.
Kourtney in 2007
In this shot, Kourtney is much paler than we're used to seeing her, probably indicating that she now does regular spray tanning. She was really into the black eyeliner back then! Fortunately, the brows are growing out nicely.
This picture was taken right when the family’s reality show first debuted. So you can see the sudden difference in styling: a spray tan, heavier makeup and wavy jet-black hair. (How dated does her little bouffant thing look now?) If you look at Kourt's nose, you'll notice the bridge is slightly crooked.
You can see the original nose again here. Another thing I want to point out are her teeth, because I think she may have had a little smile makeover soon after (not that she needed to!).
Kourtney in 2008
What a difference one year makes! With the success of the show, the Kardashian sisters likely started working with better hairstylists, makeup artists and stylists—hence the newfound polished glam. I just love this low, loose side bun, and the peach tones are very flattering. I think her nose was still untouched, but it looks like her front teeth were either reshaped and professionally whitened or fitted with veneers.
Kourtney in 2009
Kourtney was pregnant with her first child when this was taken, and opted for a simpler beauty look. She finally ditched the dark eyeliner for the signature Kardashian lashes, wearing them with stick-straight hair and her favourite visible lip liner (she always does that!). I'm not sure if she had tweaked her nose prior to this point, but it does look like there was a change by the next photo.
Kourtney in 2010
See what I mean? Her nose is definitely straighter here, although I don't think this is the final nose shape either! By this time, she was 31, and still looking very natural and glowy (even if the blush is heavy-handed).
Kourtney in 2011
This one has to be my favourite photo—she looks so pretty with half-up hair and the sheer oranges and golds in her makeup. It's nice to see a naturally fuller lower lip (this was before everyone started pumping up the top one!). Possibly, she was getting Botox injections to smooth her forehead.
Kourtney in 2012
I seriously thought this was Eva Longoria for a second! Nope, still Kourtney—but she was pregnant again in 2012, which explains the puffier-looking face. (The light, pink-toned makeup under her eyes is not helping!)
Kourtney in 2013
There was a big change in Kourt's look between 2012 and 2013, and I don't think it's just from having the baby. I'm seeing a refinement of her nose again; it's more petite and button-like, with a narrower bridge. The other procedure I suspect is an eyelid tuck, because her eyes are no longer as hooded. She looks gorgeous; it was good work! I also love the soft makeup and tone-on-tone highlights.
Kourtney in 2014
Here, she was 35, and pregnant again (with her third child). Okay, she's probably wearing too much tanner, and the makeup could be better, but she looks so glowy and natural!
Kourtney in 2015
This one's a real surprise, yes. But she was going through her breakup with Scott Disick in 2015 (on top of parenting three kids!) and that kind of thing always shows up on your face. Stress is a bitch!
Kourtney in 2016
Kourt was looking more rested in 2016. I think she was definitely dabbling in injections by now, in her forehead and lips at minimum. Her face seems a little firmer, so she may have had Thermage treatments to help lift the areas that were starting to sag.