Fashion trends are always evolving. Something that may mean nothing today can be an in-thing tomorrow and go back into obscurity just as quickly. But there are some popular trends that just do not make sense. What makes them popular is a mystery just as much as the origins of the trend are curious. One such trend is the "Devil-Lips" that is as intriguing as it sounds. It is characterized by the lips looking squiggly, with many pointed edges. Why is it referred to as Devil Lips? Maybe because some people are totally creeped out by it. But many people seem to think it's a unique look as well.
The Devil Lips trend follows the squiggly eyebrows trend that for the most part was not well-received either. The trend is believed to have originated in Russia and has taken social media, particularly Instagram by storm. At first, the lips may look like the work of a photo editor who managed to photoshop the wavy lips. But the lips are actually real and are cosmetically altered. People have been using lip fillers to achieve this bizarre look. Kylie Jenner's lips have nothing on this trend that is also being referred to as "Octopus Lips" or "Umbrella Lips."
It is believed that the treatment was first done by Emelian Braude, who lives in Russia. From here, the trend caught on. But this sensational social media trend may not be medically safe, if not aesthetically pleasing either. It is being labeled by experts as "dangerous" and "unnatural." Even though it is a semi-permanent procedure, doctors have been warning people from indulging in the look that severely alters the structure of the lips. Dr. Krystyna, a London-based Cosmetic Dentist and Facial Aesthetician, told the Daily Mail , "You cannot change the anatomical shape of the lips like this. You can sharpen and contour by enhancing the vermillion border, but these "devil lips" are unnatural."
"Filler injected inappropriately could end up in blood vessels, causing blockages and leading to necrosis (death) of the tissue," she stated. "The vessels are around the lips, so using filler inappropriately is what can cause this." Another dentist and aesthetic practitioner, Dr. Chimene Langley told Metro UK , "I can’t see how it would be possible to completely change the shape of the lip this way. When you inject into the vermillion border you enhance the border and give it more of a crisp outline. But you can’t really alter the shape into something else entirely." She added, "If this is real it’s pretty horrendous anyway!"
If you think these lips are the coolest thing you have ever seen and want to try it out for yourself without the dangers it holds, there actually happens to be a safer alternative. It is also a free alternative. YouTuber Lexington was the first to try it this way, according to The Sun . She just photoshopped her lips to look wavy and you can too. Or you can even use make-up and concealer techniques to physically create an illusion of these "lumpy space lips."