Oh my goodness, what has Kylie Jenner started! Beaut.ie reported yesterday on the trend for teenagers (I bet it isn’t just teenagers!) sucking on shot glasses to get their lips to swell up, but actually this Lip Enhancing Tool has been around a while. Instructions for the Fullips Natural Lip Enhancer Plump Suction Device state that you place your enhancer over the mouth and begin to suck gently to allow an air-tight seal to form.
Funnily enough, a friend of mine has one of these – she absolutely swears by it – but I would honestly suggest that you don’t. Not least because you can be on your hottest date in a year with plump and kissable lips ready for action while your date watches you across the candlelit dinner table gently deflating with each passing moment.
These little bits of plastic are priced at £17.99 so you can see why everyone is turning to shot glasses. However, if you have to do this, don’t use a shot glass – you’ll get a ridiculous ring around your mouth for a start, and it’s glass, people, glass! Basically, you’re using gravity to pull all the blood into your lips so that they swell up – there is no guarantee that this will happen in an even manner… oh, it’s just not a good idea, trust me!
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Got this set of 3 lovely plastic bits direct from the US. I’ve been practicing nearly 4 months and no plumping happens to my lips. None. Nil. Zero. Operator error. I am rubbish at it. But my lips turn an attractive shade of purplish blue every time without fail.
without wanting to be judgemental…. oh f.. this, i will be all judgy mc judge on anyones ass who does this ridiculous trend. Do we really all want to look like our lips were accidentally sucked into the vacuum cleaner (i hope i did not just give somebody an idea). When i was a teenager we had complexes over our bellies and extra hip rolls. These days you have to worry about thigh gaps, duck lips and cleaned out colons.
I personally think that most of us have lips which were meant to go with our faces and normal lip products will enhance our lips more then sufficient. I for one really am not a fan of this look at all. And to be honest i can not imagine how embarrassing it would be if you are on a date and actually your lip starts to show blue stains because you went into an intimate relationship with a shot glass.
Okay i admit i am a bit grumpy here but this sounds just like such an unhealthy thing to do.
Totally agree with you. I wouldn’t go near, I know for a fact my face just would not suit big plumped up lips.
I’ve seen the results of people trying this and they look ridiculous! Sorry to say but anyone who buys this just got ripped off and is an idiot.
I think the whole lip plumping craze is just that, crazy! The damage some people have done trying to use glasses and bottles to make their lips bigger is stupid. :S
I understand if people have thin lips and may not feel confident, but damaging yourself isn’t worth it.
Someone I know has recently started to get lip injections because she wants big lips like Kylie Jenner. :S
It’s a lie. She uses lip injections and fillers but says shot glasses so that she looks good. As if she uses shot glasses. Dumb or stunt.
I’m a teacher and I am regularly telling girls to put away whichever contraption they’re sporting on their faces at the moment. They seriously come into lessons with bottle caps and things on their lips! And they just end up with a big red ring on their face….hmmm…highly attractive! haha.
I find this quite pathetic. I’ve been over lining my lips for years, so has pamela anderson and the drag queens in soho. Everyone needs to a get a grip.
I can´t belive it. This is so…. I can´t belive girls really doing this.
Well why didn’t I think of this back in the 80’s?
I am shocked about this new “trend”, I don’t think those kids understand how dangerous it is for their faces. Even if they manage to not totally f**k up their lips, it will certainly affect their future aspect since, with this trick, they are welcoming wrinkles and all sorts of skin patchiness.
If you look up “Kylie Jenner Challenge” on YouTube you’ll find some really disturbing videos, most terrifying one is of a kid whose glass broke and cut open his/hers entire lip area.
My faith in new generations drops by an inch every day…
Good grief. Hmmm, maybe we need to see you and Simon G test this out on a vlog 😉
omg – we’d look like the long lost Kardashian cousins!
What the hell…? And when I think we’ve seen it all there you go!