First off, whoa. We just fell into a very deep, very dark hole in the internet, and it's 100% CandyLipz's fault. The beauty brand's all-natural "Xtreme" pump uses suction to enhance your lips, which seems NBD, right? Sure! I mean, even the adorable apple packaging–which costs $120 if you buy the set–looks innocent enough. The funny part is, if you actually check out some YouTube videos of this thing, whewww, you are in for a t-r-e-a-t. Basically, people will go through
pure torture anything to get that perfectly-full Kylie Jenner pout.
It works like this: you need to go through an initial "conditioning" period for the first 7-10 days to alleviate the giant hickey that will form around your mouth. (We're not making this up.) In those days, you wear it for intervals of 1-6 minutes at a time with breaks in between to adjust to the "pulling suction." After that, you can plump them as much as you want since it (typically) only stays puffy for about two hours. According to CandyLipz's site, this product has won "10 prestigious awards for technical design," but sometimes the product's outcome isn't always, um, as planned. Let's peep some examples of this thing in action, and let it also serve as a lesson in precaution. How about some before and after pics to start, mmkay?
Ah, here we go.
Wow, all right.
So far, so good.
WE ARE BELIEVERS.
Watching it in action, though, is a WHOLE other story. This gal's lips balloon before our eyes.
While this girl goes for a more natural look.
This lady is a mega-fan of the plumper.
But sometimes, it gets WAY out of hand. Yowza.
So, what do you think: would you ever try a CandyLipz pump?