A fake Kylie Lip Kit disfigured this girl’s face and nearly killed her
‘I lost all feeling’
Over the weekend, 18-year-old Rachel McLaughlin was hospitalized after using her friend's Lip Kit which was purchased from a fake Kylie Cosmetic's website.
The kit, which identically resembled one of the real ones, ended up disfiguring the teen's lips just hours after application according to her sister Bronagh McLaughlin, 21, who posted photos of the incident on her Facebook to warn friends from purchasing one.
"They are full of toxins, poisoning agents and superglue as you can see below," Bronagh wrote, adding that it "could of ended up with a fatality if not treated as soon as it was."
Rachel's lips, which were swollen, blistered and yellow, had experienced a allergic reaction to the product.
Rachel told Cosmo she applied the lip product on a Friday night out, and kept reapplying until around midnight, when she began to notice the first signs of swelling. That's when she went home, rinsed off all of the product and washed her face.
The next morning she woke up and felt her throat closing. "I lost all feeling round the bottom of my face and my lips continued to grow bigger from when I first saw them," she said, and that's when she went to the hospital.
According to Rachel's sister, it took five days for the swelling to go down, and she's still experiencing blisters on the inside of her mouth.
"This didn’t just affect the lips but also the whole face and closed over the back of the throat," she said.
The fake kit had apparently cost Rachel's friend $4.22, while real Kylie Lip Kits cost around $30– that's the surefire sign that a product is fake. Basically, stick to the old adage that if it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
Last week Kylie even took to Twitter to warn fans against purchasing kits from sites other than KylieCosmetics.com, as they're fake.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 10, 2018
She really will be the best mom.