By now you’ve seen the thousands of teenage girls and boys (and even some young adults) posting pictures of their horrendously swollen and bruised lips on social media, all in aid of the #kyliejennerchallenge. Condemned by Kylie Jenner herself, the practice works like this: you place the opening of a cup, jar or any vessel over your mouth and suck in until an air vacuum forms. The vacuum increases bloodflow to the lips, making them swell up.
The effect can last for hours, or even days. Not only is the process itself painful, but it can lead to bruising and even burst blood vessels! All of that for a bee-sting pout? We’ll give it a miss! This dangerous trend has taken off on social media, with users posting “after” pics of themselves and tagging the post with the hashtag #kyliejennerchallenge.
Kylie responded to this phenomenon by tweeting: “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.”
The beauty denies having any surgical procedures to enhance her very full lips, but we’re a little skeptical as to how “natural” they are.
What do you think, Beauties? Is this vanity really worth it, or should we all just embrace our individuality?
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