A recent episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, sister of Kim, was caught on camera plumping her lips using an original yet questionable method, as Scott Disick and Kendall Jenner look on.
“Have you seen her do her lipstick?” Scott asks.
“Oh, it’s crazy,” Kendall says.
Kylie’s lip plumping method isn’t very scientific, and really only involves squeezing and pinching them (ostensibly irritating the skin and making it swell) until she’s achieved the perfect level of “plump.” She then lines and colors in her lips with bold, dark lipstick.
The sketchy lipstick application method got some negative publicity when it turned out that girls across the country started filling social media platforms with graphic photos of their own – failed copycat attempts (that involved sucking on a bottle or shot glass), featuring bruised and damaged lips.
Kylie spoke out against the damaging lip behavior, saying, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.”