Cosmopolitan writer Brooke Shunatona, spent one week and thousands of dollars to look and live like Kylie Jenner. Actually, she probably didn't spend much of her own money, but she is wearing some of the very expensive clothes and using the extremely high-end products Kylie pedals in her Instagram on the reg. Kylie is only 18, yet she's the 8th most followed person on the social media platform designed to make you feel most inadequate. Brooke wanted to know what it would feel like to be King Kylie for a bit, but it turns out: it kinda sucks.
Brooke decided to do all her own make-up, because Kylie is supposedly great at it. One thing Brooke discovered, is that Kylie may do her own make-up, but she probably doesn't put on her own shoes and clothes. Her nails are too long. Perhaps if you have them for more than a week you learn to pull on thigh highs without chipping your acrylics, but Brooke needed some help after getting her nails done. Dressing up as Kylie was time-consuming, and also kind of depressing. She writes:
It might sound like an easy job, but devoting a huge chunk of time and thought every day to your makeup, hair, and outfit, plus to taking the perfect photo, all while maintaining a full-time job, is not easy. Many times in my life, I've watched a celebrity on reality TV and said to myself, It seriously can't be that hard. Get over yourself. But there is something very emotionally draining about investing so much energy in the way you look and deliberately putting yourself out there for people to judge. I'm not even remotely a celebrity and the experience was really weighing on my self-esteem. Because I'd put so much thought into my appearance, I cared that much more about what others would think of the way I looked, and that is something I never usually do. I wondered if this is how Kylie feels on a regular basis, except times a million because there's so much pressure for women in entertainment to look good.
Brooke definitely seems like a Kylie fan: she wanted to look like her, after all. And the Kylie vibes remain with her even after the experiment has ended:
Even fans might give Kylie the side-eye more if they knew how much work goes into her life of looking like a rich person who does nothing. Here's a video documenting Brooke's "journey."