A bizarre and potentially painful trend is sweeping social media as teenagers try and emulate Kylie Jenner’s bee-sting pout.
The #kyliejennerchallenge has left teens with puffy, bruised lips, as you can see from the compilation video (above).
The method involves people putting their mouth into the opening of a bottle or shot glass and sucking in until the air vacuum causes their lips to swell up.
Hundreds of participants have shared the disturbing results on Twitter and Instagram. The results are said to last for hours, even days, with several people complaining that they were stuck with the after-effects for a lot longer than expected.
Although the reality show princess has adamantly denied ever having and cosmetic surgery, her lips do appear to be fuller than they looked when she was younger.
In February, Aussie student Brittany Forster’s lip-job fail went viral after she showed off the fat lips look.
And Icelandic sisters Yrja Ás Baldvinsdottir and Birgitta Ás also cautioned against the trend last month. Yrja said: “I just wanted to try it and see what they would look like, I’ve never done it before, and I won’t be doing it again. My lips turned blue.”
Cosmetic surgeon Pordiis Kjartansdottir strongly warned others against trying the DIY trick. “I can definitely say that this would be dangerous even just to try it, and especially somebody does it more than once,” she said. “The lips turn blue because blood fills up and they could easily become infected and lose all sensation. It is a really dangerous stunt and I’d advise strongly against anybody trying it.”
Quite apart from that, it looks pretty ridiculous!