You Won’t Believe How a Beauty Vlogger Makes Her Lips Look Bigger
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
Popular for her YouTube channel abundant with creative DIY beauty solutions, vlogger Farah Dhukai has introduced us to some pretty outlandish solutions that can be found right at home like mouthwash to get rid of dandruff and papaya and turmeric to banish excess facial fuzz, but the most recent trick is equally as good, and surprising.
Her latest trick? Using wasabi—yes, the spicy green horseradish served with your sushi some of us avoid like the plague—as a natural lip filler. “Get soft, plump, full lips without needles or sucking on cups or objects,” she says in her Instagram post, explaining that her dry and now “very wrinkly lips” needed a makeover. “This one trick is a great way to get plump lips that look like you’ve had fillers—they’ll be extremely soft, wrinkles will be filled in, they’ll have a natural pink color and they’ll be so plump [people] will think you’ve had them done.”
🐝NATURAL LIP FILLERS - get SOFT, PLUMP, FULL, lips without needles or sucking on cups or objects 😳🙄As you may have noticed, I have VERY wrinkly lips and its cold AF in Toronto so now theyre super dry too. Wrinkly + Dry = worst combination ever!! SOOO.. THIS one trick is a great way to get plump lips that look like youve had fillers - theyll be extremely soft, wrinkles will be filled in, theyll have a natural pink color, and theyll be so plump ppl will think youve had them done🙃 all you need is: ✅WASABI! - $4 for a tube at the grocery store or you can keep the leftovers from sushi dates 🍣 😛take a tiny amount and rub it all over your lips ⏰leave on for NO MORE THAN 1 minute wipe off with a damp cloth or baby wipe 💦moisturize IMMEDIATELY! I used my @farsalicare Rose Gold Elixir ✨- you can use whatever you prefer to moisturize your lips, the key is to make sure to moisturize! there you have ittttttt .. pillow soft lips! you can apply a lip color on top if youd like but i personally like how it looks with a plump natural pink color the plumpiness lasts a whole day for me - but everyone is different so results will vary from person to person. The wasabi does sting but it's less than your traditional lip plumper and the effects last longer 😗 👯don't forget to share this video with a friend who wants a lil plump job and help a sis outtttt and like this video 👍🏾
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The technique seems extremely simple: All you need is a tube of wasabi (you can find it at the grocery store) and something to moisturize with afterward. “Take a tiny amount [of wasabi] and rub it all over your lips,” she says, stressing that you should leave it on for no longer than one minute before wiping it off with a damp cloth or baby wipe. Dhukai then says to moisturize immediately with whatever product or formulation you like best (she used an oil elixir) before revealing your perfect “pillow-soft lips” that she claims lasts her for an entire day (much longer than a traditional lip plumper).
And while the results are seriously impressive and we know that a plump, hydrated pout is the ultimate sign of youth and health, not everyone is sold on using this technique regularly. According to Washington, DC dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, anything that stings or burns can be used on the lips to temporarily plump them up. "It’s fine to use them once in a while, but when used on a regular basis, the lips could develop irritation, and in the worst case scenario, a dermatitis that needs cortisone to treat it."