LOS ANGELES – The most recent self-destructive craze is suctioning your lips in a shot glass to get Kylie Jenner’s pouty look.
Those participating in the #KylieJennerChallenge are hoping to plump up their lips so they resemble those of the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star. Unfortunately, the process, which involves holding a shot glass or small cup up to your lips and inhaling until it’s suctioned around your mouth, isn’t having the desired effect.
Instead of getting Jenner’s look, what results is a temporary extreme pouty mouth that could get any experimenter a role on “American Horror Story.” Not only is the actual result difficult to look at, but it also seems to be quite painful. Those that have been trying the shot-glass method have reported that bleeding and bruising around the mouth is common.
The one positive of this likely short-lived trend is that so many people are posting pictures of their #KylieJennerChallenge fails that it might deter others from jumping on the bandwagon.
— molly (@_mollybranson_) April 18, 2015
— sophie (@sophiesnv) April 19, 2015
I TRIED THE KYLIE JENNER LIP THING, DO NOT DO IT, I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY pic.twitter.com/BuBJU6u4Ck
— niamh (@niamhworkman) April 19, 2015
For now, those hoping to get bigger lips should stick to Jenner’s tips of using contouring to puff up their lips. After all, the reality star — who claims she hasn’t undergone lip enhancement surgery — says some simple makeup should do the trick.
A version of this story was originally written by Zap2it and was distributed by Tribune Broadcasting.