If anyone knows makeup, it’s the Kardashian clan. Between Kylie’ Jenner’s makeup empire (have you seen her new Kylighters?) and Kim Kardashian West’s killer selfie DIY shots (complete with smokey blue eye), the whole family is very beauty savvy. But as Kendall Jenner spilled on her app, it doesn’t necessarily come naturally.

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Kendall Jenner is seen backstage ahead of the Fendi show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

These days, Kendall might be a supermodel in her own right with her own major makeup endorsement with Estee Lauder, but there was a time when she didn’t always know what her best look was. “I went through a phase in middle school in which I’d wear a ton of black eyeshadow and liner,” she said. “Sometimes, I would just layer on the eyeliner on the bottom lid. No one even told me that it was way too much at the time!“

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But those were the days of yore, and Jenner has come a LONG way since, which, of course, makes total sense: All those hours clocked backstage watching the pros work pre-runway show certainly can’t hurt! “I’ve definitely learned a lot since then from work,” Jenner says.

But her famous sisters also had a hand in helping the Victoria’s Secret model nail her beauty style. “Someone recently asked me if my mom gave me beauty advice growing up,” the 21-year-old shared. “But I really think I just learned from seeing my sisters doing it and experimenting on myself.”

We’ll say! Even when she’s off-duty, Jenner still looks fierce AF.

What do you think of Kendall’s advice? Let us know over @BritandCo.

 (h/t Teen Vogue, photos via Tristan Fewnings + Elisabetta Villa/Getty)