by Kristen|April 23, 2015
If you’ve searched for #kyliejennerchallenge on Twitter or Facebook in the last few days, chances are you’ve seen thousands of pictures pop up of girls with swollen lips or worse. The aim of this “challenge” is to plump lips to mimic Kylie Jenner’s full pout. The results, however, are more disturbing than beautiful.
The challenge involves creating a strong suction against lips with a shot glass or small cup. This constricts blood vessels and causes lips to swell. But this suction technique can also cause serious injuries including pain, bruising, broken blood vessels, scarring and disfigurement. One user even suctioned so much that she broke the glass and cut her lip. With dangers like these, this challenge definitely isn’t worth trying.
There are easier ways to achieve a plumper pout that don’t put your lips at risk. Lip plumpers help define the natural shape of your lips for a fuller appearance. Here are a few of our favorites:
LipFusion XL Micro-Injected Collagen Lip - Clear is a tint-free gloss that works to plump lips from the inside out. Marine collagen microspheres sink into the skin cells and absorb the skin’s natural moisture. When theses spheres become hydrated, they plump and create lips that look fuller.
jane iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper plumps lips while adding a pretty pop of color. This formula contains time-released peptides to encourage collagen production and spearmint and peppermint oils to gently increase microcirculation. The result is a smoother, fuller pout.
Clinicians Complex Lip Enhancer provides an instant plumping effect that lasts for hours. This lip plumper contains niacin to increase blood flow and improve circulation. It also uses peptides to stimulate collagen production and hyaluronic acid to plump skin. You’ll see results within minutes.
What do you think about the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge? Share with us in the comments.