Launch Editor ZOE FOSTER
Kylie’s face needs addressing. Immediately.
Wed, 11 February 2009 2:49PM
I know, I know, first Paris, now Kylie – just one easy target after another. But seriously, how can I not comment on Kylie Minogue’s face when she insists on making it look this way? How can I refrain in my capacity as the editor of PRIMPED from pointing out what exactly she has done, so that you, my precious readers can thoroughly avoid doing the same thing? I can’t. So suck it up.
So. Here is Kylie at the BAFTAs, looking disturbingly young and fresh for a 40 year-old.
And here she is later in the night, at the BAFTAs after party*.
How this happens: There are a variety of ways this, uh “look” has been achieved. Possibly a facelift. Maybe an eye or brow lift. Who knows. But what Kylie most certainly has had are some or all of the following: microdermabrasion and or acid peels (the refined pores and flawless appearance, overly shiny texture) IPL or laser resurfacing (lack of any variation in skin tone), large amounts of Botox (no wrinkles save for some minor creasing on the eyes despite the fact she is smiling broadly) and dermal fillers in the cheeks and lips (when you tighten and peel back the skin too much, you need to increase volume in the face, or “put some wind back in the sails” with collagen fillers). This is just a guess, and this is all speculation, but her face is typical of a woman who, apparently terrified of aging, does whatever she can to make her face appear fresh, plump and line-free.
If you feel you might possibly be heading down Kylie’s path to shiny taut-ville: Please, cut back on the peels and resurfacing. Your skin has only a finite amount of layers, and when you over stimulate it by constantly forcing it to regenerate, it becomes thin, papery and small lines (similar to stretchmarks) can even start to appear because your collagen chucks a massive shitfit and refuses to co-operate anymore. Cut sick on the Botox, by all means, (it has a higher safety profile than aspirin) but please – use it sparingly. Find a good administrator who understands the idea is to look fresher, not younger. No face looks natural when it is completely line free. Regarding dermal fillers, again, moderation is key. There is now research indicating that the repeated injection of non-biocompatible fillers into the same areas (lips, marionette lines) leads to a build up that can not be removed. That’s right: lumpy skin forever more. And these are facelift surgeons saying this, the men who have to lift the skin off the faces of women and peer underneath. They recommend twice a year max. So do I.
* If you believed this, then you have just proven my point: This is actually a shot of Kylie’s wax double at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
Posted by: Zoe Foster