Update, 4/21: Kylie took to Twitter in response to the #KylieJennerLipChallenge, and we gotta say: Girl has a good point.
I'm not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look. (Cont...)April 21, 2015
I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look. ❤️❤️❤️April 21, 2015
And if you *are* experimenting, may we suggest this lip plumper we tried (opens in new tab) as opposed to a shot glass?
Update, 4/21: A doctor has confirmed that the lip challenge can cause serious damage. "The new trend in trying to DIY lip plumping is quite concerning," Dr. Dendy Engelman (opens in new tab), a board certified dermatologic surgeon, told Seventeen.com (opens in new tab). "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." Scary...and confirmation that specially designed lip plumper products (opens in new tab) are a much better bet.
Original post, 4/20: Teens of the Internet began a #KylieJennerLipChallenge (opens in new tab) where they put "a glass over their lips to create an airlock on their skin for as long as five minutes," according to MTV UK News (opens in new tab). They're doing it to see if they can get Kylie-esque lips:
A post shared by Kylie 🤍 (@kyliejenner) (opens in new tab)
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The hashtag has more than 700 mentions on Twitter so far which doesn't necessarily mean 700 humans stuck bottles on their faces and tweeted about it, but there's no way to confirm that.
Anyway, it's not going so well for most people:
i screwed up. #kyliejennerchallenge #uhoh 😷 pic.twitter.com/Mdf4bcZdUPApril 20, 2015
results of the Kylie Jenner lip challenge #kyliejennerchallenge pic.twitter.com/UoMznaNYCOApril 18, 2015
just did the #kyliejennerchallenge wtf is wrong with me pic.twitter.com/rG9Tv62xSaApril 19, 2015
I'd say "don't try this at home," but they already did! Here's your reminder that Kylie is most likely not suctioning shot glasses to her face to achieve her look; she has a glam squad team of professionals...but as we can tell you from experience (opens in new tab), even then the results might not be worth it.
You should also check out:
I Tried Kylie Jenner's Rumored Lip-Plumping Device (opens in new tab)
Pucker Up: The History of Red Lipstick (opens in new tab)
I Tried Marilyn Monroe's Crazy Lip-Contouring Trick (opens in new tab)
Tess Koman covers breaking (food) news, opinion pieces, and features on larger happenings in the food world. She oversees editorial content on Delish. Her work has appeared on Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com, and Esquire.com.
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