Instagram and Twitter have been buzzing with pictures and videos of teenagers doing the #KylieJennerlipchallenge.
Like many of you we know a lot of teenagers some of whom I am almost sure would do this challenge and if that wasn’t crazy enough they would also post their ‘results’ on social media.
The #kyliejennerlipchallenge involves using household items like shot glasses, Snapple bottles, yogurt jars or anything that can create suction, sticking your lips in the opening and sucking so that your lips can swell up and look like Kylie’s lips.
The problem is, under such pressure, your lips can look deformed (particularly for those with full lips to begin with), bruised and swollen, which is very obvious from some of the pictures:
The lip swelling will eventually reduce but the bruising can last for a while and some also get what appears to be a hickey on the chin and around the mouth.
There has been a glimmer of light lately in these shenanigans in that many of the pictures that are being posted on Twitter and Instagram now are actually asking teenagers to stop doing this challenge.
Many have admitted how much of a mistake doing this is and have shown pretty graphic pictures of bruised deformed lips in an effort to stop the trend.
We are hoping that with continuous ‘protest’ from people who have harmed themselves doing this challenge that some of the kids who are fans of Kylie will decide that this idea is a bad one.
As for Kylie, she has not really commented on the challenge directly even though we are sure she is aware of it. She has admitted in the past that she uses make up to get her lips to look they way they do although she has been adamant about not having used lip injections to achieve her full smackers.
“You guys have watched me grow up since I was 9,” she told Cosmopolitan in January. “My face is going to get different. Now, I know how to do my makeup, contour and everything. I’m not against surgery. I’d never say no, but I don’t desire it right now.”
Let’s hope this challenge dies away quickly. As you were.