Kylie Jenner went from almost non-existent lips to her signature plump pout seemingly overnight. The truth behind Kylie’s lips are lip fillers, and a lot of us wouldn’t dream of going that far for a little extra oompf.
Let’s Not Forget The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
Social media challenges are often disastrous, and a lot of people tried the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge with terrifying results. The participants used shot glasses and the cupping method to enlarge their lips. Please, don’t ever use anything that isn’t meant for your lips to enlarge them.
As far as the cupping method itself, it’s been around for decades and these days we have products that are much more safe for us to use.
Candylipz Lip Plumper
Candylipz is the most well-reviewed lip plumping device out right now, and during Black Friday I scored a good deal. My lips are fine on their own but when I take photos of my makeup, my eyes dominate. While I have no real need for this product, curiosity got the best of me and, well, here I am.
There are several different models to choose from, in two different styles. The double-lobed variety creates a crease in your bottom lip, and the single-lobed does not. S-M accommodates lip widths under two inches and is recommended for thin to average lip sizes. L accommodates lip widths 2 inches+ and is recommended for fuller lips.
|Model A – Green Apple||S – M||Double Lobed|
|Model B – Red Apple||S- M||Single Lobed|
|Model C – Black Licorice||L||Double Lobed|
|Model D – Blue Licorice||L||Single Lobed|
These will cost you $44.99 for full size models and $34.99 for the mini models.
What’s In The Box?
The set includes:
- your plumper and lid
- the blocker – used to close off one side of the plumper so that you’re targeting either your upper or lower lip, specifically.
- the mouth cushion – increases suction, and prevents red marks from showing up on your face.
The majority of the plumper is made of rubber. The big idea is that you squeeze it to get all of the air out, then it sucks your lips in. This brings all of the blood forward giving you plump lips.
How To Get Kylie Jenner Lips
Using the plumper is pretty straight forward: With a clean mouth area, pucker up and compress the plumper. Place your lips into the cavity as shown on it’s handy little diagram. Slowly release the plumper and allow it to grab hold of your lips. Only plump for 1 to 2 minutes, as per the instructions. If you need more time, wait 30 seconds and repeat.
There is a conditioning period you’ll need to follow to prevent bruising. Do not use the plumper if: your lips are dry, cracked, inflamed, or bruised.
This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve been playing with this thing for several weeks, studying it’s quirks and finding out what works for me.
My lips are somewhat uneven, and my top lip is noticeably smaller than my bottom lip. For these photos, I didn’t use a blocker and went ahead with plumping both of them.
You can see my lips turn purple and this is completely normal. Bruising/hickey marks from the suction is also normal, and for me they lasted a couple of days. According to Candylipz, after the conditioning period the bruising isn’t likely to return.
Follow The Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
Rebels don’t do as they’re told, am I right? While researching this product, I was looking for people that over plumped their lips out of curiosity and there were none. Rebels that exceeded the time limit were nowhere to be found, so I decided to pave the way.
Well. Don’t do this. If you happen to be curious, though, this is what happened after using the plumper for 5 minutes straight:
It Works. Plain and Simple.
My Candylipz red apple lip plumper does live up to it’s expectations. While Candylipz yields temporary results, they claim that plumping your lips for a couple of minutes every night before bed will permanently increase their volume over time.
Candylipz lip plumpers are an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery and lip fillers. You have the ability to plump as little or as much as you’d like, with complete control of how it turns out.
You’ll be paying twenty smackaroos for a simple piece of plastic. Personally, I prefer the Candylipz plumper with all the bells and whistles. Check both out and compare!
As far as health and safety issues are concerned, do your research. There are equally as many people claiming lip cupping to be harmless as there are claiming it to be harmful. Plump at your own risk!
I figure I’ll be safe with my occasional use, and it does give me the oompf I’d like to have in pictures. All in all, I consider this product a #win!