Every now and then a new beauty challenge starts doing the rounds on social media. Some of them, like the no-makeup challenge are innocent, even empowering. But others, are potentially harmful like the latest one that has young women gluing their lips to make them appear fuller. Even though it should go without saying, we’ll say it anyway: Don’t try this at home.
A new trend, which started on the new social media platform TikTok (and has since made its way to Twitter) has women gluing their lips to make them appear fuller. This temporary hack makes use of lash glue, and is meant to be a solution for thin-lipped people who can’t afford fillers. Here’s the video that started it all:
And here are some copycat attempts:
i can’t get the superglue off my lips so here’s my new lip look pic.twitter.com/brX7jPItBu
— jordan (@jrdnhlly) September 10, 2019
update I tried it and wtf….. pic.twitter.com/ewgMmDkdQi
— Sarahhhmarieee🤘🏼 (@meximarie15) September 7, 2019
So there’s a trend on tiktok where you put lash glue on top of your lip and glue it down so it looks fuller and I can’t believe it actually works LMAO pic.twitter.com/X0HbwbvdDG
— Androchan💖 (@androuchan) September 8, 2019
The internet is obviously divided on this trend, with some people claiming it’s a great quick fix for a night out…
I actually think this is a great idea and fun for a night out!!!!!! Its not quite lip injections but it works! But is that crazy glue!!!!!!!!
— Michelle L. Cummings (@ShellyGirl101) September 8, 2019
… and others, well…
Good thing for the rest of the population there is no short supply of stupid, ignorant, fake and low self-esteem people in the world ever. This is proof of it. Hopefully they don’t reproduce and infest the rest of the population.
— Asian Persuasion (@FinebcFuchs) September 11, 2019
We defs don’t recommend this. Not just because the lash glue could cause damage to the sensitive skin around your mouth, but also because it looks ridic. You can quote us on that.
Would you glue your lips for a fuller pout? Tweet us @CosmopolitanSA using #COSMOBeauty to let us know.
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