This Before & After was a reader request (thanks, Sarah!) and probably one of the last people that come to mind when talking about celebrity plastic surgery.
The men's mag FHM named Mila Kunis the sexiest woman alive this year—and upon closer inspection, she quite possibly had a little help in getting to the top of that list.
Mila in 1999
This shot was taken when Mila was only 15. Ah, the '90s! Brown lipstick, zero blush, horrible hair accessories and unflattering necklines. Even still, she's way more beautiful than any teenagers I knew at the time.
Mila in 2000
Genetically. Blessed. Now, her face was fuller here, as she still had some baby fat, and her eyebrows were skinnier, as was the trend. But the areas I'm zoning in on are the hairline, nose and eyelids. Take note.
Mila in 2007
I think her nose has changed by this point, but I'm not 100 percent sure it's the final version. (Repeat rhinoplasties are pretty common.) Also interesting is that she didn't always have such flawless skin. It's all part of the evolution, people...
Mila in 2008
Now we fast-forward to 2008. Her skin is looking better, even though it's a bit shiny. And her hairline looks a little tidier compared to the 2000 shot—maybe the same laser procedure that I suspect Kim Kardashian had? Her nose is also more button-like and not as wide.
Mila in 2010
Skin is looking incredible, and I feel like the refinements to her nose help to bring out her incredible eyes. (That's the main reason so many celebs get rhinoplasty, by the way. Unlike the rest of us, their careers depend on expressing emotion with the eyes. So it's understandable they'd not want the distraction of non-uniform facial features, in such a competitive field.)
Mila in 2012
But speaking of her eyes, do you think she also had eyelid surgery? Sarah, the reader who requested this post, suspected as much, and I'm wondering.
Mila in 2013
I will say that Mila's eyes possibly look a bit wider open than they were in the early days. Or it could be the makeup... or the flash of the camera... we'll probably never know!
Update: Mila in 2014
Mila has such amazing eyes for eye makeup!
Update: Mila in 2015
Mila had given birth to her first child just a few months before this photo. She looks great!
Update: Mila in 2016
These exaggerated cat eyes are quickly becoming Mila's signature makeup. Love!
According to surgeon Jennifer Walden: “After looking at many photos of Mila Kunis, I believe she’s had a conservative and elegantly done rhinoplasty that served to narrow the width of the nasal dorsum (or bridge), give it a little more dorsal height and refining the tip. This fits her beautiful face much better; it seemed broad and boxy for her petite face in older photos."
I'm putting Mila in the same category as Scarlett Johansson when it comes to her nose—the changes were so subtle and natural, it just refined her beauty instead of making her look like a brand new person. My only gripe? That she won't just own it.
How do you feel about Mila's beauty evolution?
Which of these looks is your favourite?
What "beauty work" do you think she's had done?