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Stop the #KylieJennerLipChallenge

If anyone is BREAKING the Internet, it’s 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. Yes I said 17. And how you may ask? Her lips.

Jenner’s older sister, Kim Kardashian, tried breaking the internet by posing naked, with what looked like a trash bag, this past Winter. Well Kim, I think your little sister has definitely taken the crown with this one.

Thousands of pictures and videos are literally breaking the Internet with the hash tag #KylieJennerLipChallenge. The challenge is to suck out of a circular closed container; ideally a shot glass, cap of hair spray, or anything you can fit your lips into basically, and just suck away until you achieve the plumpness, AKA extreme swelling. If you haven’t seen these pictures or videos, here are some to check out. It’s actually quite ridiculous.

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I’m here to tell you, DO NOT try this at home kiddos. Jenner’s lips are not plump because she is sucking into a random shot glass she found in her kitchen cupboard. She either has lip injections or has incredible make up artists. She is a celebrity people, with lots of money. Who knows what she has had done to achieve those plump lips, but I can assure you it’s not from sucking out of a shot glass.

Sure it may be fun for a little bit, but what if the swelling doesn’t go down, or the dark purple blood vessel lines around your lips stay and never go away? Or even worse, what if that shot glass you’re sucking into breaks? This can happen!

According to WFLA.com, a Doctor in Tampa, Fla. stated, “They can be permanently scarred from this, ending up with blood clots in their lips for the rest of their lives,” Greenwald said. “I know teenagers experiment but this could be with them for life. People want to look beautiful. I get that. A lot of my patients ask for fuller lips, but I always tell them, ‘Moderation.’ It needs to look natural, like you’ve had nothing done.”

I don’t get the fascination over the Kardashian/Jenner clan in the first place, and now people are obsessing over a 17-year-old’s lips. Jenner is known to have some racy photos already for her young age. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out her Instagram: https://instagram.com/kyliejenner/


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Where are her parents? Shouldn’t they be saying, “Hey you’re showing a little too much skin for how young you are!” When I was 17, I still had braces..

So what does Kylie have to say about the #KylieJennerLipChallenge? She took to Twitter and said this:




Kylie, I think you need to do more than just tweet about this. Tell us what you are REALLY doing to achieve the plump lips look. Put out a PSA and tell people to stop doing this. I know you have lip tutorials, but people aren’t getting the results you are because it is obvious it’s not all achieved from makeup. Spill your secrets, honey, the world needs to know.