People are Actually Gluing Their Lips to Make Them Look Fuller


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.

Sticky Situation

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:

The internet is obviously divided on this trend, with some people claiming it’s a great quick fix for a night out…

… and others, well…

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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