Teen claims fake Kylie Jenner make-up kit made her lips balloon and feel like ‘they’d drop off’ – The Sun

A TEENAGER was left needing urgent medical treatment after a knock-off Kylie Jenner lip gloss caused her lip to blister and balloon up “like a slug.”

Larissa Reynolds, 19, bought a fake version of the cult product for £5 in April where it sat in her make-up drawer until last week.

 Larissa's lip swelled to 'the size of a 2p coin' less than 24 hours after applying the product
Larissa’s lip swelled to ‘the size of a 2p coin’ less than 24 hours after applying the product

Nursing home assistant Larissa wore a replica of the matte liquid lipstick in the Love Bite shade when she went out with friends on Thursday night.

Her top lip started to tingle by the end of the night, and would go on to swell to the size of a 2p piece – leaving the teen to rush to emergency doctors for fear her ‘lip was going to drop off’.

Larissa from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, said: “At the end of the night there was a tingling sensation on my lip but I didn’t think anything of it.

“When I woke up it was a small lump which was pretty sore and about the size of a 1p piece.

 The 19-year-old wore the lip gloss for the first time last week after leaving it in a drawer since buying it in April
The 19-year-old wore the lip gloss for the first time last week after leaving it in a drawer since buying it in April
 The lip gloss was a knock-off version of one produced by Kylie Jenner's make-up line
The lip gloss was a knock-off version of one produced by Kylie Jenner’s make-up line
 It was acopy of Kylie Jenner's Love Bite shade
It was acopy of Kylie Jenner’s Love Bite shade

“As the day went on I could feel it getting bigger and bigger – it felt like my lip was going to drop off.

“At its biggest size it was yellow, it looked like I had a slug on my lip, and it was hanging over my bottom lip, it was horrible.”

Desperate Larissa put ice on her lip in a bid to reduce the swelling, before ringing a friend who urged her to go to hospital.

She said: “I felt quite ill and was a bit run down. I FaceTimed my friend who told me to go to hospital.

 Nursing home assistant Larissa is now raising awareness about the dangers of fake make-up
Nursing home assistant Larissa is now raising awareness about the dangers of fake make-up
 She confronted the seller over Facebook after visiting A&E
She confronted the seller over Facebook after visiting A&E
 The shocked pal apologised after claiming it could have been something she drank
The shocked pal apologised after claiming it could have been something she drank

“I tried ice but it just took the swelling down a tiny bit – as it got bigger it went yellow too.

“I couldn’t get to A&E so rang my doctors and got an emergency appointment where my GP confirmed it was definitely an allergic reaction and I was told to throw the lip kit away.

“I was advised to take allergy relief medication which I bought over the counter and was told if it got worse and started to affect my breathing to call 999.

“It’s quite frightening to think fake make-up can cause a reaction like that.”

 Larissa was told to call 999 if it started to affect her breathing
Larissa was told to call 999 if it started to affect her breathing
 Larissa said: 'I want to show people what could happen if you buy fake make-up'
Larissa said: ‘I want to show people what could happen if you buy fake make-up’

Larissa bought the fake product over Facebook from a pal who also sells the products at car boot sales.

She added: “I want to show people what could happen if you buy fake make-up.

“It’s tempting because the real thing is a lot more expensive and I got mine for just £5.

“The swelling has gone down but it still feels cracked underneath.

“I don’t want anyone else to have the same reaction as me. I want everyone to know it’s just not worth it, I’ve learned the lesson the hard way.”

A Facebook spokesman said: “Items, products or services sold on Facebook must comply with our Community Standards, as well as the Commerce Policies.

“The sale of goods, items or posts that we determine may be or are fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or offensive is prohibited on Facebook.”


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