According to the CandyLipz website, the product can raise the arches of the cupid’s bow, lift the corners of the mouth and can fill in grooves — and these effects should supposedly last up to two hours.Alas, as with so many dubious-sounding products you can buy on the Internet, Brittany’s reality was, well, different to what she’d anticipated. After two minutes with the Candylipz squeezing her mouth, Brittany removed it to unveil… an enormous, comically swollen pout.
“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,” the Sydney-based uni student told the Daily Mail.To make things even worse, the promised “two hour” duration was… a little longer than expected. It’s been four days since Brittany used the device, and her lips remain blue and bruised, having turned bright red on the second day.Although this experience has been a little, well, traumatic for Brittany, she’s also been a good sport and shared footage and photos of her lip-plumping disaster online for all of us to enjoy witness.
Unsurprisingly, Brittany’s sworn off any future CandyLipz adventures. She can also see the irony of how badly her Kylie Jenner lip quest ended.“The funny thing is that when I saw Kylie Jenner’s lips I thought they’re ridiculous, she’s gone too far,” Brittany told the Daily Mail. “But joke’s on me because that’s exactly what happened to me.”