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Here’s One Way NOT to Achieve Kylie Jenner’s Lips

In today’s edition of ridiculous activities that today’s youth is partaking in, teenagers are now bruising their lips in an attempt to emulate the lips of reality TV star, Kylie Jenner.

This past year, we’ve seen a large transformation in the 17-year-old’s appearance and much of that is attributed to the pout that seems to be getting fuller day by day. Jenner has denied rumors of plastic surgery, claiming that lip liner is her secret. Scott Disick even claimed that it takes Jenner 40 minutes to draw her lips on.

Still, teenagers and fans of Jenner alike are mimicking her look by suctioning their lips with shot glasses and posting the results on social media with the hashtag, #kyliejennerchallenge. The idea of the challenge is to place a shot glass or any small cup around lips, and inhale for a few seconds to create a suction effect. After removing the shot glasses, new, plumped lips are revealed. We’re thinking the hashtag (and the challenge altogether) was meant to be silly at first but, by the looks of it, the stunt seems a little more dangerous than it does funny. The purpose of using a glass to suction one’s lips is to receive a swelling effect, similar to the effect seen on those who receive collagen lip injections. The downside, however, is that this method can cause serious pain and bruising around the lip area, proof of which we’ve seen plenty of on social media.

One user even posted a photo of his lip, as it was apparently split in half due to the glass breaking around his mouth.

And, just in case any of you were thinking about trying it, cosmetic surgeons are advising against it, claiming that it can cause permanent disfigurement. “You’re creating an injury to your lips, that’s why they swell,” Dr. Scot Glasberg of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons told Fox News. “It’s like punching yourself in the face or running your face into the wall.”

We’ll just remember to put this challenge on our list of things we should never try.

Danielle is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in English and minoring in Sociology. You can usually find her dividing her time between being Campus Correspondent of Her Campus UGA, binge-watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix and daydreaming about being one of Beyonce's backup dancers. If you want to know more about Danielle, you can follow her on Instagram (@danielleknecole_) or Twitter (@DanielleKnecole).