An Australian woman was left horrified after she applied lip enhancer that she purchased online in an effort to look like Kylie Jenner.
Mirror reports Brittany Forster bought the lip enhancer, called CandyLipz, from the company’s website and tried it out after it arrived at her house. Two minutes after applying the product, Forster removed the enhancing application to discover that her lips had swelled and bruised. She immediately began to panic, worrying that the results would be permanent.
Here is her before the enhancement:
Here is her using the enhancer:
“I took it off and I just looked in the mirror and I said, 'Oh my god, what have I done? No, no, no, this can’t be happening,'” Forster said. “As soon as I looked in the mirror I thought, 'What have I done to myself?' I was thinking it was permanent. When I put the lipstick on, I was like, 'Well if this is my life now I'm going to have to start enjoying it. I’ll have to embrace it.'”
Forster’s friends attempted to console her after she discovered the results of applying the lip plumper, assuring her that the swelling would go down eventually. According to CandyLipz, the effects of the product can last for a number of hours. Foster described the feeling of her plumped lips as “quite painful.”
“You put it on for two minutes and it’s quite horrific and then you take it off,” she said. “The funny thing is that when I saw Kylie Jenner's lips I thought they’re ridiculous, she’s gone too far. But joke’s on me because that’s exactly what happened to me.”
Four days after she put the enhancer on her lips, Forster said her lips were still bloody and bruised.
“They're still really blue and bruised, I look dead. The next day they were still really red and quite big but now they’re just bloodied and bruised,” she said, adding that she doesn’t blame the company for what happened. “In the instruction leaflet it does say all these things could happen, like bruising, swelling, etc., but I just thought I was an expert on everything and used it thinking it’ll be fine, what can happen. I should have just expected it.”
CandyLipz responded to Foster’s horrifying incident, saying that they “love” how her lips turned out.
“It is very normal to get the cupping marks. These marks are temporary and will resolve within 7 days or less,” a representative said. “To have huge lips, we all went through this conditioning period. After the conditioning period, the cupping marks will not return if you continue to use the lip plumper daily.”
Photo Credit: Brittany Forster via dailymail.co.uk, Instagram