Kylie Jenner for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted on February 07, 2020

The billionaire beauty mogul talks to Christine Lennon about family, fame, and taking Kylie Cosmetics international for our March issue.

 

 

On if she ever envisioned the success Kylie Cosmetics would have: “I didn’t think it was possible. I didn’t think that this could really be my job. I always loved makeup, though. I wanted to watch tutorials. I would play with my own makeup or my mom’s. I’ve always loved makeup, and I was obsessed with lipstick.”

On her Kylie Cosmetics partnership with Coty: “I think it was just time. I mean, we have a great team. But it’s me and my mom kind of leading the pack, which will still be the case. Nothing’s going to change. But hopefully we can expand and get a big infrastructure behind Kylie Cosmetics, and go worldwide and get more amazing people on the team to expand the business.”

On when she first became aware of the power she wielded: “Probably more when I was on the red carpet with Kim. I always knew my family was a big deal, but me, solo, probably around when my pop-ups started. Or when I started dyeing my hair blue and cut my hair off, and then everyone started dyeing their hair blue and cutting it off. And I was like, ‘Whoa.’ I realized what an influence I had. I was probably like 16.”

On raising Stormi with ex Travis Scott: “We have such a great relationship. We’re like best friends. We both love Stormi and want what’s best for her. We stay connected and coordinated. I think about [my parents] in situations with Stormi, what they would do. They were very hands-on with me, and I want the same for Stormi.”

On raising Stormi in the spotlight: “I think about it a lot because the world is just so crazy now. Exposing her to all of the negativity that comes with the Internet, I think about that too. I’m just trying my best, even though she’s still little, to remind her how blessed we are and that this isn’t normal, the way we live. It’s just our life. People want to take pictures. I think she would feel differently if I was always covering her face like, ‘Don’t look!’”

On if she wants more kids in the future: “My friends all pressure me about it. They love Stormi. I definitely feel pressure to give her a sibling, but there’s no plan.”

On why her family all supports one other: “I think it’s a rare situation when your entire family is in the same position as you. I think that has a lot to do with why we are still us. We all keep each other grounded. Kim or Khloé or Kendall can’t just start acting different one day. We all keep each other in check and support each other. I have their support, and I can always run to my mom or my dad or my sisters, and they all know what we’re going through.”

 

 

[Photo Credit: Morelli Brothers/Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]

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