Early this year, I'd seen CandyLipz ($70) at a beauty trade show. Inspired by ancient cupping remedies, this fun and funky-looking device uses suction to enhance your pout. It's basically a firm rubber ball with a mouth-shaped hole; you squeeze the ball, force your lips into the hole, then release the ball, allowing the device to suck onto your face on its own.
I reached out to CandyLipz, and the pros behind the brand shared this exciting news with me: there is a good chance Kylie used CandyLipz to get her king-size kisser. Both KJ and CandyLipz had attended WangoTango in 2013, and the apple-shaped tool was in the celebrity goody bag. It was at that moment that I knew I had to go through with this experiment — in the name of science, and in the name of my love for the Kardashians.