New teen trend ‘Kylie Jenner Challenge’ leads to disastrous lips

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Kylie Jenner attends a photocall in her role as ambassador for Nip+Fab at Westfield London on March 14, 2015. (Getty Images)

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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.

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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.

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