So apparently over the last week or so something has popped up on Twitter and Instagram where people are trying all of the wrong ways to get Kylie Jenner lips. Just in case you haven't seen the lovely hashtags, it's when people stick their lips into a hairspray cap, shot glass, or any other contraption where they can create suction and basically suck the air out of the container and it swells their lips up.
I've seen contraptions before made for this purpose and didn't think much of them because I have naturally full lips.
I never really thought much of this Kylie Jenner challenge thing because I have naturally full lips. It's when the injuries started to roll in that I couldn't believe that people are risking personal injury all in the name of plush lips.
|For the record, Toxy did her lips right - in a surgeon's office.|
What fucks me up about the whole thing is people are using glass and actually slicing their lips open.
Don't worry, I'm not going to post any pictures here, even though the nursing student side of me is weirdly fascinated with them.
I saw a brutal picture earlier on instagram shared by Sharon Needles of a guy that had part of his top lip sliced out.
Yes, sliced out. Like going to need plastic surgery to fix it sliced out.
For the curious, you can see the image on Sharon's instagram.
So that case is rather extreme.
There are also injuries that aren't as extreme, but just as awful.
While the effect of this lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days, even after the swelling goes down there are people that experience severe bruising around their lip area. Looks like one giant hickey all over their lips.
And I'm all over here like:
There are so many ways to achieve that look without damaging your body! You're basically busting capillaries in your face for an effect that won't even last that long, and you'll be taking care of the aftermath of the damage for longer than you had those damn puffy lips.
There are plenty of women out there with natural, beautiful full lips. This isn't some new thing.
Have we forgotten about Angelina Jolie? She was my idol in high school, but I can damn well say I'm happy I never tried any home made device to make my pout look like hers. The most I ever did was get lipstick with ingredients that give you a "bee stung" look. Don't waste your money, that stuff is terrible.
What about the always beautiful Rihanna? If you look closely, you can see that even she has over exaggerated her bottom lip with makeup. Not some dumb ass device or at home trick. Simply makeup. Even without it, she has a gorgeous pout.
Even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Lovely full lips enhanced by color and gloss.
After seeing this whole challenge shoved in my face, I had to get this off of my chest.
For now, don't be stupid. If you want fuller lips, learn how to do it with makeup, not by sucking your face off in a shot glass. Have a surgeon do it if you are in the position to do so. Don't do it yourself. There are some terrible repercussions you could face.