Kim K. & Kylie Have Eerily Similar Beauty Evolutions

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Love it or hate it, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has an undeniable influence on the beauty zeitgeist. They launch cult products and companies, lift little-known makeup artists and hairstylists up to superstar levels with their unprecedented social media reach, and break major cultural barriers. (Of course, that's just the positive side of things — but I digress.) Suffice it to say, the crew krew has clout. So, what happens when multiple influencers exist within the same family? Overlap — that's what.
To wit: Kylie Jenner has gone on record to admit that older sister Kim is a huge source of inspiration when it comes to her personal style, but we think that the youngest Jenner sister also keeps a close eye on Kim's glam #vibes, too. And who wouldn't, with unlimited access to the queen of contour and her glam squad?
In fact, Kim once asked if her sister had ever stolen anything from her, and Kylie proudly fessed up: "Oh, all the time," she responded. "But you always used to find out."
While the Kylie Cosmetics entrepreneur can certainly hold her own when it comes to getting dolled up (have you seen her new highlighters?!), imitation has always been the sincerest form of flattery — and she definitely flatters her older sister. In fact, just how closely Kylie is following in Kim's footsteps may surprise you. Or maybe it won't, you never know with America's favorite TV family.
Scroll on to see Kim and Kylie's most similar (and standout) beauty looks.
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May 2009

Early on, Kim made her beauty formula crystal clear: tons of falsies + a glossy nude lip = a look suitable for any red carpet.
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May 2009

Even in her awkward years, Kylie was still king. Her brunette hair was blown to perfection, and those precisely-cut bangs hung just above her gorg brown eyes. Oh, and did we mention she's wearing lashes and gloss a la Kim?
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Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.
August 2009

Kim’s Beyoncé-blond strands may be our favorite shade to date — but more on that later. First, let's look at her inner-eye strobing...
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Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
August 2009

The teen queen shined like a diamond Kim for the Teen Choice Awards, too.
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September 2011

Kim still played it straight in 2011 with a bouncy blowout, adding a few subtle highlights to complement that Calabasas tan.
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Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
July 2012

Kylie's glow up was inevitable during the summer of '12, when she donned loose waves and flushed cheeks.
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Photo: Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic.
March 2013

Her brow-skimming bangs and brown highlights only enhanced her glow — and a touch of gold eyeshadow under her bottom lashes didn't hurt, either.
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August 2016

About time! Three years later, Kylie also shimmered with gold eyeshadow under her bottom lashline.
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Photo: Neil P. Mockford/GC Images.
May 2014

During her wedding week, the future Mrs. West's bridal beauty was enhanced with mauve lipstick and, again, lots of lashes.
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Photo: Kevin Mazur/Billboard Awards 2014/WireImage.
May 2014

Spotted: More mauve at the Billboard Music Awards.
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July 2014

That. Contour. Though.
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February 2015

Kim, is that you? Kylie was her sister’s spitting image with her dark, center-parted hair, chiseled cheeks, and neutral lipstick.
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February 2015

Minimal makeup and a textured lob made for a chart-topping combo at a pre-Grammys event.
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July 2015

As if her fully-sequined, gold turtleneck gown wasn’t enough, Kylie swiped a few strokes of bronzer along the bridge of her nose and cheekbones for some extra gleam. Oh, and let's not forget the matching hair, too.
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Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.
March 2015

Oh. My. Blond. For Paris Fashion Week, Kim shocked the world by actually bleaching her hair to platinum — no wig needed!
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September 2016

And a year later, Kylie looked on the bright side for New York Fashion Week.
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Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC Images.
February 2016

Kim wears a head-to-toe look from Kanye’s Yeezy line, along with two blond braids. Of course, this was just a taste of Kim's love for wigs.
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Photo: Via @KylieJenner.
October 2016

We're pretty sure that this rose gold unit has a prominent place in Kylie's wig closet. Yes. She has an entire closet for her wigs. #twinningwithkim
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Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images.
October 2016

“Balenciaga. No make up today,” Kim, who also sported Indique hair extensions, revealed in an Instagram post.
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February 2017

Kopy kat! For New York Fashion Week, Kylie added some extensions to her dark mane...just like Kim.
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