My BAD experience with silicone lip enhancers

 I am not going to lie... I love trying new beauty gadgets. That's why I was very intrigued by the cute little silicone lip enhancers. I have seen many reviews on blogs and youtube and they were very positive, so I thought I will try one of the little contraptions. Honestly, I was just curious. I have full lips naturally, but as a beauty blogger, I just love trying new things. Unfortunately... I didn't realise that I could bruise my face!

Sooo... I ordered one of the silicone enhancers on ebay. I didn't want to pay a ridiculous amount for the orginal 'fullips' so I paid £2.00 for an ebay version and I went for the XL option. Long story short, the contraption arrived, I used it for 15-20 seconds, it felt weird and uncomfortable, I stopped using it and 2 minutes later I developed bruising under my bottom lip. I was horrified! Oh, and just so you know... it didn't make my lips any bigger!!! At all! They stayed the same size, maybe a tiny bit plumper.

First thought - why, oh why was I silly enough to use it? I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. Second thought - how ridiculous will I look and what will I say to my husband? I mean... I just feel soooo stupid for even trying it! Oh god... I quickly got an ice pack from the freezer and applied it to my lips along with a soothing gel to reduce bruising. Unfortunately, it didn't help at all and it just looks horrid!

It could have been worse though, I could end up looking like THIS!!! OMG, can you imagine??? I feel so sorry for the poor girl!

Sooo... if you are thinking about trying any 'lip enhancers' or god forbid - doing the Kylie Jenner Lip challenge, please just DON'T! I didn't take bruising into consideration and when I think about it... I actually bruise easily so I am not surprised that I experienced this 'apparently very common side effect'. Also... I thought it will be easily covered with makeup, but it's a bit tricky.

I will stick to the old toothbrush trick and just give my lips a little scrub when I want them to look fuller or use a lip liner. The silicone enhancer went straight in the bin before I got the chance to photograph it.

PS. I wasn't sure if I should even write this post, because it's sooo embarrassing, but seeing many bloggers reviewing similar products and being happy with the effect, made me think that I should share my bad experience. I haven't seen any negative reviews at all, so I felt like I had to share my thoughts. As usual, what works for other people might not work for you and vice versa and I am not saying that anyone is lying about these lip enhancers being good. Obviously, it worked for them and you can see it on before an after photos. I wasn't lucky enough to experience any benefits, just a nasty side effect :/  am laughing at myself now, but hey... at least I can warn you.

*disclaimer - I am an idiot! :) 

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