The long winded international nightmare is over people, we finally know the truth about Kylie Jenner and her perfectly plump pout. At this point, it may seem like everyone has exhausted the topic of the Kardashian stepsisters lips and trust us, the sentiment is mutual — but, with her only coming clean this past week about her use of temporary lip fillers, we wonder, how ever will the internet survive without the drama?
For weeks people worldwide have been testing the #KylieJennerChallenge in a bid to recreate her full figured kisser. To join in the challenge, people would take a small round device (cup, shot glass, whatever!), wrap their lips under the rim and suck, trapping the blood vessels and making the lips look fuller. Although, fuller is the understatement of the century when putting the challenge into practise. Not only is the physical act of suctioning your lips like this grotesque, it’s also risky. One challenger posted a photo after they suctioned too much and broke the glass on their face!
Aside from the possibility of permanent physical and emotional damage, the challenge is also really mean. Really, it’s just making fun of the baby Jenner and her love of big lips.
In last week’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kylie came clean about the ‘real truth behind the lips’. Most shocking part of her reasoning? Because she wanted to, STOP PRESS!
“I have temporary lip fillers, it’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do, I wanted to admit sooner, but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth — but I didn’t lie.”
But really though, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you care whether Kylie Jenner’s had her lips done? (One being really not caring and 10 being you lie awake at night wondering about various aspects of her lips) To be completely honest, we’re a pretty solid “1” when it comes to this situation. The amount of man hours that has gone into all the press surrounding the subject, including writing this blog post, TV coverage and general column inches show just how much the world cares about Kylie Jenners lips, and it turns out it’s a lot.
The bottom line (beyond “Who cares?”) is that we need to either a) stop expecting everyone to look a certain way or b) stop punishing them for signs of effort. Yes, it’s wishful thinking — but hey, sounds nice, doesn’t it? Which we now know Kylie did — albeit, several months later. But maybe now everything is all out in the open, we can finally move on to a different topic of discussion. Please?
If you are interested in (safely) recreating Ms Jenners plumped up pout, either browse through our extensive list of certified beauty salons, or, if you are really looking for a non invasive quick fix, try the Jenner inspired Fullips from listed salons across the UK.