You can find YouTube videos showing all kinds of beauty tips. You can learn hacks for putting highlights in your hair, contouring your makeup, styling a wig and gluing your lips to make them look full.
Hold up. Did we say “gluing your lips to make them look full?” Yes, you read that correctly. Using glue as a beauty tool is the latest craze among girls who want their puckers to look pouty.
imagine you’re talking to someone and your lip falls down by accident pic.twitter.com/kDD9CqHOr6
— Shafeeq (@Y2SHAF) September 7, 2019
The Beauty Tip That Went Viral
A challenge to try this trick went viral. It reached over 4.5 million views on TikTok.
TikTok is a short-form, video-sharing app like YouTube. It has become hugely popular among teens, who use it to share beauty tips.
Y’all I tried it😂 ignore the laugh pic.twitter.com/cGx0vV5wXP
— Bri✨ (@brianna_vacio) September 7, 2019
How Did It Start?
It’s not clear how the trend started, but “faking fillers” is a popular beauty hack. Makeup artists and other experts offer tips on using liners, gloss and other tricks to achieve the look of full lips.
On TikTok, the girls decided to skip using makeup and went right to the glue.
How Crazy Is It?
The idea of using Crazy Glue or nail glue sounds, well, crazy, but some observers note that the TikTok girls are using eyelash glue, which is safe to use on human skin.
Others note that this particular lip-filling hack is a lot safer than the previous craze, which involved sucking the air from a shot glass to achieve a puckered effect.
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Does Gluing Your Lips Work?
The real question is, does the trick work? Those who tried it reported that it does, but it’s only temporary. You might achieve the effect long enough to take a selfie.
If you want longer-lasting results that don’t require glue, check out one of the many YouTube videos offering tips on achieving fuller lips with makeup.
— passionfruit (@daniela57_) September 7, 2019
I DID THE EYELASH GLUE LIP THING AND IM SCARED pic.twitter.com/5DvEhsEhTW
— ari (@infantyeojin) September 7, 2019
update I tried it and wtf….. pic.twitter.com/ewgMmDkdQi
— Sarahhhmarieee🤘🏼 (@meximarie15) September 7, 2019