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Caitlyn Jenner works harder on make-up than she did winning Olympic gold

Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about how she stole make-up while living life as Bruce Jenner.

Caitlyn Jenner works harder on applying her make-up than she did training to win an Olympic gold medal.

The reality star went public with her transition to become a woman in 2015, having previously lived as Bruce Jenner, a former Olympic athlete who won gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics for the decathlon.

In an extract from her new book The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn, 67, goes into detail about how she spent years hiding her passion for beauty, and how she can now fully indulge in her love for cosmetics.

“I have stolen make-up over the years not only from Kris (Jenner, ex-wife), but also from the rest of the K-troop: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe (Kardashian), and eventually (my daughters) Kendall and Kylie (Jenner), because – trust me on this – there is more make-up per user in our home than any in history,” she wrote.

“Applying make-up is always intense and I sometimes think I work harder on it than I did to win the decathlon. I secretly bought how-to books since there was nobody to help me.”

Caitlyn also discussed how she applies her make-up, insisting eyes are the most important feature as they’re a “window into the soul”.

The public first met Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2015, when she posed wearing a strapless ivory corset-style bodysuit with her brunette tresses following in loose waves. As she recalled, it took a lot of people’s input to settle on the final look.

“The older Jenner children want me to tone it down – elegant but not too flashy or revealing,” Caitlyn recalled of the photoshoot. “Their intentions are good: they want me to set the right tone of womanhood as they define it. They are also sincerely worried that the more glam I try to be, the more I will feed accusations of exploitation. They are trying to protect me. But their vision of womanhood is not my vision of womanhood. The most resonant advice comes from Kim, who, as she points out, doesn’t simply know fashion but is fashion: ‘You gotta rock it.’”

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