Your average $41,638 guide to looking like a reality TV star

From expensive facial contouring to a $120 eyelash extension, here are the 10 ways to get a reality TV star look for yourself


                            Your average $41,638 guide to looking like a reality TV star
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Thriving on social media and TV shows, the reality stars while vying for likes and ratings have literally morphed into look exactly like each other. The clan is led by the royalties of reality TV, the Kardashian and the Jenners who are looking more like each other every day. We know they are sisters and are bound to look similar but they look so distinctively different from how they started out a decade ago. Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have channeled each other's looks and even Kim and Kylie and Kourtney and their mother, Kris Jenner, look indistinguishable. But besides the sisters, other reality TV personas have strikingly similar looks.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak looks very similar to the Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa Pippen, who again looks like the reigning queen of reality shows- the Kardashians. At Khloe Kardashian's baby shower the star was almost indiscernible from Kim Zolciak and her daughter Brielle and Larsa Pippen. All four ladies could easily be mistaken for sisters of reality stars such as Olivia Attwood and Megan McKenna. Same can be said of Farrah Abraham, UK star Danielle Armstrong and a handful of other identical looking stars.

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This phenomenon of creating clones among the niche community is redefining the standards of beauty all over the world. That is why we see the explore page full of Instagram celebrities who again are looking so much similar to the reality stars.

If you're asking how is this happening, then you're unknown to plastic surgery procedures that are pinning down the exact same look to define beauty standards. Here are the ten ways to achieve the reality TV star look for yourself.

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1. Lip Fillers ($500 to $2,000) 

TV stars open love for lip fillers is the new obsession and on every new episode of their show, we just observe it getting bigger. Because the lives of reality celebs are so transparent, people are quick to notice any significant or insignificant changes. Remember 2014 when Kylie Jenner was scrutinized for her lips and she dismissed it saying that it was all a lip liner's trick? She came out clean in 2015. Now every other reality TV star is seen with ultra plump lips. If you think those lip pumping masks help achieve the fuller-lip look then you are mistaken. Only lip filling injections can help you achieve the look. 


 

Ahh my fav new lip kit SAY NO MORE! Just launched on KylieCosmetics.com @kyliecosmetics

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2. Smooth foreheads and brow lifts ($2,500 to $5,500) 

One mantra to attaining a youthful glow is to dismiss the lines on your forehead. How do you do that? No, not foreheads exercise and a homemade mix but you would need a brow surgery lift to reduce forehead wrinkles by stretching the skin and smoothing it out while making the eyes appear more open and the face appear more youthful. The results of a lift surgery are immediately visible. A smooth forehead, besides making you look younger, helps retain the glow on your face even if you pull all your hair back and wind it into a bun. 

3. Defined eyebrows ($3,000 and $6,000) 

Sure, eyebrow pencils help darken the arches but since reality TV stars are in the public eye even with their no-makeup look, they ensure their eyebrows are on fleek. For rendering a permanent dark eyebrow, an eyebrow filler is advised besides Botox or Dysport to elevate the look. Very similar to the above-mentioned procedure, the eyebrow shaping surgery can be done during an endoscopic brow lift to smoothen the forehead and reposition as well as reshape the brow. An eyebrow transplant surgery, which is mostly for patients who lose hair on their brows, is also practiced by celebrities for a darker eyebrow. The procedure involves taking hair from another part of the body and transplanting it to the brow area. Healthy follicles are harvested from the donor site, typically the back of the head, and transferred to create the desired brow shape. Hair transplanted to this area will begin to grow like it did in its original location, so regular trimming will be needed.

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4. Breast implants (average $3,719)

Breast augmentation is not confined to reality TV stars since Hollywood A-list celebrities have been doing it for a long time. However, its popularity can be credited partly to reality stars, who besides redefining the concept of beauty have defined the evolution of good bodies. Last Women's Day we saw Kylie Jenner upload a selfie that showed her popping assets and half of the world took it as a literal meaning to what being a woman is. Of course, she was slammed for it. But besides her, Celebrity Big Brother contestant and the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Brandi Glanville admitted to breast enhancement. Kylie still hasn't.  And besides, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery done in the US. As of March 2016, breast augmentation was most in demand with 279,143 procedures recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

5. Butt implants (average $4,860)

From Beyonce to Nicki Minaj to Kim Kardashian, all have one thing in common besides fame and fortune. It is the signature butt and a tiny waist. The surgery takes the flat rear from the bottom to the give you the 'butt of the year' in a matter of days. We have seen the celebs prefer a rounder butt as they pose for pictures in a skimpy bikini or a bathing suit. Bum implants, like that of breasts, are silicone implants which are inserted into a 'pocket' made by a trained surgeon who creates an incision on their client's bum. The procedure takes about two hours and is carried out under general anesthesia. Besides the models, most reality stars have done the procedure and they have flaunted it on their social media.

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Getting ready this morning with my new lips from the KKW X MARIO

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6. Nose job ($5,046)

Reality stars know best that their nose should look sleek and defined for a good paparazzi shot. If the contours and the highlights are not helping then a nose job is the permanent solution. Not many have admitted to getting a nose job but we have the likes of The Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson, Farrah Abraham and the TV personality Chloe Khan who are open about rhinoplasty. They look good on their Instagram posts as well as their stories.

7. Facial Contouring ($4,000 -$30,000) 

The procedure includes achieving a proportionate face and jawline through a wide range of permanent procedures. While this fits more of an Asian bent surgery, many plastic surgeons in the US are practicing it on celebrities. Kim Kardashian's new plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond, a world-renowned facial and plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills said to the US Weekly; "When you look at any celebrity, one of the first thing you notice from the front angle or profile is that they have these popping peripheral contours to their bone structure. It takes 5-10 minutes and looks amazing within one hour. It’s a highly specialized and specific technique, and I do it for multiple locations of the face. The Kardashians are huge fans of our combination treatments to keep their skin looking its best.”  This does not have to be surgical but bone contouring is also available.

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8. Eyelash extension ($120)

Eyelash extensions is one of the hottest beauty trends in Hollywood in the past few years. Many reality stars, actresses and singers have expressed how they feel more glamorous and beautiful with long and lush lashes. The entire Kar-Jen fans are not stranger to the extensions and they have done it meticulously.

9. Makeup (average $43)

Tons of it. In order to look like a reality TV star ensure to lay on layers of make up every day but the products have to be the best of its kind. Go for a full clean-up every night and remove even the tiniest traces of foundation and mascara before going to bed. This will help your skin breathe and serve as a blank canvas before you put on the makeup the next day. In 2017, it was reported that an average woman in the U.S. spends up to $300,000 on beauty products in her lifetime by a survey taken by Beauty e-tailer SkinStore.

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10. Hair extensions ( $800- $1,400) 

Middle parting is in and who better to do it than reality TV stars who show up on social media in the shiniest of tresses, mostly flaunting straight middle parting hair. For functions, we have seen them don the curls and flaunt major cleavage while brushing the hair off the shoulder.