In 1987, Kylie Minogue was the hottest star in Australia, thanks to her role on Neighbours – she had just released her first single, The Loco-Motion, which was No. 1 for seven weeks and became the best-selling single of the 1980s in the country.
Today it’s hard to believe the Australian singer-songwriter is 54 as she looks just as fresh and radiant now as she did in her twenties.
These days she has returned to her trusty blonde, her hair is styled in long, glossy waves. Her skin looks radiant, with peach blusher giving a healthy glow.
FEMAIL uncovers the changing appearance of Kylie Minogue. Pictured left: Age 29, pictured right: Age 54
When it comes to fashion Kylie has always been evolving and iconic, from the denim-clad, girl-next-door style of the eighties to her disco-inspired bouncing curls and hot pants ensemble from the naughties
These days she has returned to her trusty blonde, her hair is styled in long, glossy waves. Her skin looks radiant, with peach blusher giving a healthy glow. Pictured 2022
Kylie admitted in 2009 that she’s dabbled in Botox, telling Elle magazine: ‘I’ve tried Botox, I’ve tried them all’.
‘I’m definitely not one of those people who says, ‘You shouldn’t do this.’ Everyone can individually do what they want,’ she said.
And despite ageing gracefully, the Spinning Around singer has confessed to being shocked by her appearance.
The beloved songstress isn’t tight-lipped about her beauty secrets revealing the one thing that Kylie swears by to fight the wrinkles – sunscreen. Pictured at a dinner in London in 2021
‘I am not going to lie about this. There are lots of times I look in the mirror and I see that gravity has taken hold,’ she told the same publication in 2012.
‘Or [I] suddenly see my face on a phone or on Skype and it’s like a Spielberg special effect and you just scream, ‘Who is that?’.’
Four beauty products Kylie swears by to keep her complexion looking youthful
1. Alpha-H Micro Cleanse Super Scrub, $43.
2. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser, $7.99.
3. NuBo Night Cream, $200.
4. Natio Ageless Daily Moisturiser UV Protection SPF 30+, $18.95.
The beloved songstress isn’t tight-lipped about her beauty secrets revealing the one thing that Kylie swears by to fight the wrinkles.
She has countless times extolled the benefits of a good sunblock – dubbing it the ultimate wrinkle fighter.
Kylie has also previously shared the three golden rules others should follow if they want great skin.
‘This is going to sound like a boring infomercial… [but] my tips would be sunblock, cleanse with a cloth, like a muslin [cloth]… I always take my makeup off; I’ve been wearing makeup for work for a long, long time [sic]], she told the UK TV programme, ITV’s Lorraine earlier this year.
‘A good dermatologist, if you’ve got time to go, and have some treatments.’
Throughout her decades-long career, Kylie has never been afraid of taking style risks, from her famous Las Vegas-worthy showgirl outfits at sold out arena concerts to the hooded Can’t Get You Out Of My Head jumpsuit.
However, she has admitted, her style has become more ‘refined’ over the last few years.
Kylie recalled some of her favourite past looks, and reflected on her fashion evolution, during the launch of her Specsavers range in Sydney in 2017.
Kylie also wistfully recalled this gold Dolce & Gabbana gown that covered her from head to toe at the Holy Motors premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
At the height of her pop career, Kylie was famous for working barely-there looks that made her derriere one of the most talked about in a pre-Kardashian age
The pop star had to take a second to think when she was asked about her favourite designer gowns from the past.
Hardly surprising to her fans, the first thing that popped into Kylie’s head was not her red carpet looks but the incredible costumes that she’s worn on stage for decades.
‘Show costumes kind of loop in a world of their own,’ she said.
‘They’re fabulous, often not a lot of fun to wear,’ she admitted as the audience laughed.
‘But once they’re in motion and the show is going, I love them. The second the adrenaline stops – they just hurt.’
Stunner: She turned on the glamour while walking the red carpet at the NME Awards in 2016
Kylie has always sacrificed pain for beauty, building an entire world tour wardrobe inspired by Las Vegas and Moulin Rouge showgirls.
The 2005 tour had Kylie in handmade corsets and elaborate headdresses made by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano.
One such corset famously reduced Kylie’s waist to 40 centimetres.
And how could one forget those silver knee-high boots straight from outer space that became the defining look of Kylie’s Fever tour in 2002?
Paired with a barely-there silver mini skirt and bikini top, the boots became some of the pop star’s most famous footwear.
But not all of Kylie’s favourite looks showed a lot of skin.
The songstress expressed her love for a bronze Dolce & Gabbana gown that covered her from head to toe for a movie premiere during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Kylie looking youthful in a sheer corseted Versace gown at Cannes film Festival in May 2022
‘Cannes 2012, gold sequined, love, love,’ Kylie recalled wistfully at her launch.
And Kylie couldn’t help but pick Dolce & Gabbana again as she gave a shout out to the white gown they designed for her performance at the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Kylie donned a positively bridal gown as she sang I Believe In You for the star-studded bash in at Windsor Castle in May 2016.
While some may have an easier time recalling the white Shetland pony that stole the show, the gown has stood out as one of Kylie’s recent favourites.
And the pop star hinted that her recent eyewear collection was a reflection of her own style change.
‘Look, I love a bit of sparkle, but I think what this range also caters for, all the models look absolutely beautiful today – chic, understated,’ she said.
‘As you all know my style is…it changes with the wind.’
Although her style might edge toward more simpler pieces these days, Kylie has no shame in remembering the sparkling standouts of decades past.
Although her style might edge toward more simpler pieces these days, Kylie has no shame in remembering the sparkling standouts of decades past
Kylie also reminisced about an era where stylists didn’t rule the red carpet, and she would have to create her own looks
When one reporter asked if Kylie believed her style had changed with the decade, she joked: ‘I haven’t been seen in bicycle pants for a number of years.’
‘It’s just refined, I guess over the years,’ she added. ‘I still have moments where I go, what was I thinking?’
‘But I have fun with fashion, I love it, it’s such a big part of my job and I loved it from a young age.’
Kylie also reminisced about an era where stylists didn’t rule the red carpet, and she would have to create her own looks.
‘You didn’t have the kind of things that are considered ordinary now,’ she said.
‘I would just go around and find my own stuff. The best way to learn is doing it yourself.’