Devil lips have hit the internet.
The beauty trend, if you can even call it that, appears to see people get fillers injected into their lips in order to create a bumpy wave across their mouth.
Photos of the devil lips have appeared on social media, leaving many unconvinced it’s real and others horrified, with some branding it “dangerous” and “unnatural.”
Beauty expert and owner of Dermaspa, Nilam Holmes said the trend was one of the “worst” cosmetic procedures she had ever seen and could cause a person’s lips to become distorted for years, reports The Mirror.
Sharing a picture of the lip-filler trend, which is believed to have started in Russia, she wrote: “This trend is WRONG on all levels…devil lips!? It looks unnatural and ridiculous.
“The clue is in the title really it is unnecessary disfigurement! Whether it is tattooing and/or filler, it looks terrible. I thought it was Photoshop and a joke for Halloween when I first saw it but apparently not.
“Please don’t be naive and follow silly trends like this. You will not be able to reverse it easily and go back to your natural lips if at all.
“Your lip border will be distorted and it won’t wear off evenly so you will have frilly lips for years to come.”
She continued: “There are 20 more reasons I can think of. No one should encourage clients or teach this to practitioners and enable them to disfigure someone else’s face deliberately.
“It’s not make up you can’t wipe it off. I have never even seen an MUA create devil shaped lips from make up unless it was perhaps for an editorial piece. I mean who would even be willing to try it?
“This is really one of the worst aesthetic/cosmetic procedures I’ve ever seen.”
Cosmetic dental surgeon and facial aesthetician Dr Krystyna Wilczynski was also concerned, and also pointed out she wasn’t sure the images were real.
She explained to the New York Post: “You can sharpen and contour by enhancing the vermilion border, but these devil lips are unnatural.
“Filler injected inappropriately could end up in a blood vessel, causing blockages and leading to necrosis (death) of the tissue. The vessels are around the lips, so using filler inappropriately is what can cause this.”
However, not everyone hated the look, with some commenting that they “liked it” on social media.