If you have a glass in your hand, ready to attempt the #KylieJennerLipChallenge, don’t do it!! Put the glass down immediately, because the challenge has potentially dangerous side effects, and many participants regret their actions.
The latest beauty “challenge” for Kardashian fans, is the #KylieJennerLipChallenge. The hashtag recently blew up across social media outlets with users accepting the challenge, and documenting the results. E!Online reported on Tuesday, April 21, that many adolescents are attempting this DIY project for pouty lips, but are having horrifying results.
These youngsters are trying to plump their lips by placing a glass jar, shot glass or bottle over their lips, sucking all the air out and pulling it off. This trick is suppose to give the doer plump lips similar to Kylie Jenner.
Except it doesn’t.
Aside from swollen lips, teens also have bruising and, in some cases, cuts around their kissers. The action causes veins to rupture, tissue damage and potential scarring. Usually, the results of this “challenge” will last anywhere from a few hours to several days.
“The new trend in trying to DIY lip plumping is quite concerning,” dermatologic surgeon, Dendy Engelman, told Seventeen. “Not only can significant pain, swelling, and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts.”
One participant was Twitter user @SorryChersLate. He attempted the challenge with terrifying results (graphic photo). He now advises others not to participate in this ridiculous “challenge.” But, he is not the only one, TMZ reports that many of those who participated in said challenge are in pain and very upset.
After the internet freaked out over the #KylieJennerLipChallenge results, Jenner herself responded to the outcry. The 17 year old took to Twitter on Tuesday saying, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look. I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look.”
According to the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, she hasn’t gone under the knife to achieve her look. Besides great genetics, Jenner uses a ton of lip products such as lip liner. The safest route for teens looking to plump their pout is to look for the right cosmetic. You can use liners, lipsticks and lip plumper polish. The latter uses a mild, but safe, irritant that will cause your lips to swell. Check out this video for lip lining ideas.