Kim Kardashian admits she and her sisters are “tr-nies” (about makeup)


I’ve spent way too much looking at photos of Kim Kardashian’s crazy face. Often I just stare at photos of her, trying to pinpoint exactly what is happening, plastic-surgery-wise. There’s a nose job, some eye work, lip injections, Electrolysis to remove facial hair and change her hairline, and, of course, regular Botox injections, but those are the only things that I can really identify using older photos of Kim as a reference. But it’s only in the last year or so that I’ve begun to understand why Kim looks to alien-like most of the time – she wears a crapload of makeup. In particular, eye-makeup, and she must wear the biggest, most drag-queeny fake eyelashes out there, because they look scary. Now Kim (and her sisters) are admitting something that we’ve known for a long time: they’re “tr-nies” – about makeup, at least.

Kim Kardashian is outing herself and her sisters — as tr-nies! The reality TV star says she and her siblings, Kourtney and Khloe, have always piled on cosmetics ever since their late father Robert Kardashian hired a professional make-up artist to give them beauty tips.

She told website “He said, ‘My daughters are going to start to wear makeup and I want you guys to look at least presentable,’ which I thought was really cool. And we’ve turned out to be the biggest tr-nies because of it.”

However, Kim admits not everyone has been impressed with how the sisters apply their make-up.

She said: “We had publicists and people who would tell us, ‘Girls, tone it down. Stop wearing all the makeup.’ But then we would read on our blogs – like in the comments and everything – and everyone was like, ‘What lipstick is this, what mascara do you use?’ We were like, ‘We love make-up, so why try and be what we’re not?’”

Khloe insists they don’t mind the criticism as she knows they don’t need to wear a lot of makeup.

She said: “We joke and say we are like tr=-nies because we love hair and make-up. I don’t think we necessarily need makeup, but we love it. But Kim definitely, if you take off what’s on her face, her face is the exact same. She doesn’t need it. It’s just like a mind thing to her.”

[From Radar]

What do you think about the use of “tr-ny” as a pejorative about makeup usage? Because there are honest-to-God transvestites who want NO PART of the Kardashian insanity, and they don’t like these bitches giving them a bad name. I personally think it would be appropriate to use “drag queen” when describing the Kardashian ladies’ general style, makeup usage and hair. But I often use “drag queen” to describe women who go overboard, so maybe there’s not such a big difference.

As for Kim and whether she “needs” makeup – she’s seen sometimes with little to no makeup on Keeping Up the Kardashians, and she does look different without it – better, in my opinion. Kim in particular needs to stop overdoing it, because she often looks clownish. Khloe tends to go for a more natural look, so I have no complaints there. And Kourtney… I’ve never really paid attention to anything other than her consistently wrong lipstick shades (she always wears orange-red, and it looks like crap on her).




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  1. Rita says:

    Flipping through the channels yesterday I came across their program and Bruce Jenner asked Kris why nobody told him about the wedding before it was announced publicly. Kris just blew him off while she put on her lipstick (not that kind of “blew Off”).

    He’d better get the hell away from those self absorbed psychos pretty soon or I’m afraid we’ll be reading about mass murder. I doubt he even gets respect from his big screen TV.

    • bob says:

      naww, if you watch some of the episodes of the show, bruce can be a little bitch too. so its both to blame not just the girls

  2. blegh says:

    I’m so confused, they weren’t trannies to begin with?

  3. Crystalline says:

    Does she realize a transsexual and a drag queen are not the same thing? It sounds like she has confused them. If she truly meant transsexual, then that really bothers me.

  4. SueAnn says:

    Her eyes look like big tarantulas

  5. Jilliterate says:

    Using “trannies” as an adjective is pretty awful and classless, which is exactly what I’d expect from her.

    That said, I feel like I gotta defend her makeup use. I love makeup, and have a huge makeup collection, and I wear it to make me happy, not anyone else. The application process is fun, and a way easier way for me to express my “artistic” side than breaking out the oil paints and linseed oil. If she’s happy with how she looks, then good for her (And awesome of her for hopping on the orange lippie trend when all the other celebs are playing it safe with nude lips).

  6. Nev says:

    they are all gorgeous.

  7. Chloe (not chloe) says:

    I don’t mind the make up but I think they’re offensive in all possible ways.

  8. aenflex says:

    Kourtney is the most beautiful, to me. Khloe is just a man, and Kim is a cat…

  9. k says:

    @Crystalline: I’m not defending Kim, but I believe she is referencing transvestites, not transsexuals.

  10. Hellen says:

    Kim needs to close her mouth, because she just looks like a big inflatible sex doll.

  11. SkyNet says:

    Did anyone see her on the CW show H8er? She had this really nasty texture to her facial skin. I don’t watch her show, so I don’t know if that’s normal. It was so bad that my dad thought that there was something wrong with his TV. I’ve tried to find pictures, but I can’t see any that are of close ups. It wasn’t from makeup, it was her actual skin. It was like she had gotten to many laser peels or something.

  12. BNF says:

    Why did she get plastic surgery and botox in the first place? She never needed it. I thought she looked good without all the work she got done. Now she just looks ridiculous.

    • bob says:

      if you actually looked up other pictures, it’s pretty obvious she didn’t have any nose job, or cheek implants. she lost weight which gives shape to her face. she got paler, which changes the lighting of the face, thus prettier and more clean looking. i just think people are tripping out about her face…

  13. Viv says:

    I use that lash growing stuff but she totally ruined it for me. Lashes can be nice but running around in broad daylight with massive spiders on your face? Do men really find this attractive?

  14. Jules says:

    #10 That was perfect, she does look like a blow up doll. Her hairline looks so fake as well. Bleech….

  15. Julie says:

    Do trannies meow? Kidding. I don’t like the use of that word and think she may be copying someone who recently came out and said she looked like a tranny (can’t remember who).

    Total cat!

  16. ShanKat says:

    #9 @k is right…I think she’s indicating transvestites, not trans-sexuals. Also not defending that tarantula-eyed fire hydrant.

    I love how faded Khloe (god I feel like such an asshole typing her name with that stupid twee spelling) looks in the group photo. I like her. Her sisters are 4’11. Which is technically a “little person,” if you’re going for the placard. If you saw her alone, you wouldn’t believe how “normal” she looks.

  17. txvxf says:

    I have to ask – does anyone else here consider electrolysis in the same realm as plastic surgery? (Part of me is curious because I don’t consider myself to have had any “work” done, but I’ve had my eyebrows, chin, nips, and upper lip zapped, partly because my eyebrows looked like two giant fuzzy caterpillars if I let them go for a week, and my chin and nips were always breaking out from ingrown hairs from plucking.)

    Boy, this is just TMI day, isn’t it.

  18. Bonfire Beach says:

    @txvxf – No, I wouldn’t consider that to be plastic surgery, as electrolysis is simply hair removal.

    But Katface’s hairline is ridikulous!

  19. atlantapug says:

    Her hairline looks like it came from the Hairclub for Men.
    Her eyelashes look like they came crawling out of the baseboards in the basement.

    Eww. Just eww.

  20. Poison Ivy says:

    The only thing I’m curious about is how long does it take to finish this “piece of art” on her catface and how many people are involved?!

  21. Tammi says:

    Kim has the ugliest mouth i hate the way it hangs open.

  22. Me says:

    I think they’re all really beautiful. I think a close up of anyone’s face – makeup or not- will look wonky.

  23. anyhoo says:

    Can someone explain what is going on with her hairline? It’s obviously not natural, but what am I missing? Is there a procedure to correct hair lines?

  24. says:

    You really need to stop putting that 1st picture. It is so disturbing.

  25. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Why is everyone using the term “tranny” all of sudden to described bad make up…It is beyond me:-( I bet this is the new saying in Hollyweird now.

  26. It is ME!! says:

    @Rita: If Bruce committed mass murder (with the exception of Mason, poor baby) on this clan, would anyone really care that much?


    *not actually advocating murder. Bruce should just run away. Far far away.

  27. Faye says:

    That first picture looks like a wax figure. It’s disturbing.

    I won’t lie, there IS a weird sort of prettiness to the cat-faceness Kim has created, but it’s NOT subtle at all. To me, she’s sort of like a walking comic character; not in that she’s funny looking (though the top picture…bluh) but that she looks like an unrealistic rendering of a human face/body because the artist of the comic has a style or likes a bit of unrealism in his/her work.

    But when you compare that unrealistic, graphic novel prettiness to the natural beauty she was before, it’s really just sad.

  28. Faye says:

    @tvxf (commenter #17) I don’t consider it getting “work done.” I guess it is, but I never really thought of it that way. I mean, it’s not botox, fillers, lifters, etc etc. But I guess it’s a procedure.

    Don’t sweat it though. I don’t think it’s looked at the same way by most people. My mom had her eyebrows zapped and I plan on getting mine done too. I transferred away to college in August and I miss my eyebrow waxing lady, but I’m also trying to save money (college is expensive! they always said it was but damn) so I’ve been plucking and trimming my brows. PAIN IN THE BUTT. Zapping as soon as possible.

  29. Firecracker says:

    I’m scared that the US is going to have a makeup shortage soon if these three don’t lighten it up soon.

  30. Maritza says:

    With or without makeup they are beautiful!

  31. palermo says:

    Kim used to be beautiful. With each new “tweak” she makes herself look worse. I can truly see her looking like Joan Rivers by the time she is 40.

  32. Roma says:

    @SkyNet: My girlfriend had a lot of laser work done for hair removal over a decade ago before it was “perfected”. Her skin turned so awful and it sounds exactly like how you are describing Kim’s skin. Makes sense with her obvious hair issues.

  33. Kasey says:

    WOW! I never noticed this before but in that group shot Khloe looks like Jessica Biel. Anyone else see it?

  34. Lynne says:

    I saw her IRL at a deli, no film crew or paps in tow and I couldn’t believe the amount of makeup she had on. It is much thicker than it looks in the pics. I don’t know how she can stand it.

  35. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    I don’t understand what it is with Hollywood and plastic surgery. There are times when I’ve seen work done and it looks fabulous … and than there are these girls … Anna Farris … Megan Fox who were beautiful girls and now look totally ridiculous.

  36. a says:

    Kim’s eyes look like spiders in the top picture. It’s really freaking me out.

  37. LeeLoo says:

    If Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney wanted to get makeup advice from a real transvestite might I suggest they consult Eddie Izzard?

  38. Kim says:

    They apply makeup like trannies thats for sure – way to heavy of a hand and it looks like crap!

  39. Cher says:

    I saw old pics of Kim and she has a totally different hairline. Is every part of this woman tampered with?!?