Crazy Beauty Hack: Video Goes Viral as Lady Uses Fresh Pepper Fruit to Give Lips 'Plump Effect'

Crazy Beauty Hack: Video Goes Viral as Lady Uses Fresh Pepper Fruit to Give Lips 'Plump Effect'

  • A video capturing a makeup artist's reaction after she applied pepper fruit on her lips has gone viral
  • The makeup artist, identified as @97th._artistry, explained that the fruit was meant to make her lips plump
  • The video has sparked mixed reactions on social media, as many gave it a thumbs down

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A Calabar-based makeup artist identified on Instagram as @97th._artistry recently got social media users buzzing with reactions over her use of fresh pepper in a makeup hack.

Makeup artist uses pepper fruit on bare lips
Photos of makeup artist using pepper on her lips. Credit: @97th._artistry
Source: Instagram

While fruits such as strawberries, beets and cherries are used as makeup, it is uncommon to see pepper fruits used for such purpose - even worse, habanero pepper.

Makeup artist uses pepper fruit on lips for plump effect

Makeup artist, @97th._artistry, left jaws hanging when she decided to copy a video of a white lady using a pepper fruit to make her lips plump.

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In a chat with's Kumashe Yaakugh, she said:

"I saw a video of another creator who suggested that pepper was a good lip-plump tool and I decided to see for myself if she was right."

The makeup artist said that she chose the habanero pepper because it’s what she could find in the market.

In trying out the supposed beauty hack, the makeup artist used the habanero pepper for hers, even though she stated that her lips were already plump.

After cutting the pepper in half, she applied it directly on her lips. Minutes after, @97th._artistry was seen teary-eyed and dabbing over her lips as the heat took over.

Recounting the experience, she said:

"Honestly, I didn’t even know peppers have different spice levels, thanks to the video, I know now."

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Interestingly, she ended the video highly recommending the hack despite the discomfort it caused her.

Watch the video below:

Netizens react to video of makeup artist using pepper on lips


"Highly recommend? Ha na."


"God forbid bad thing i the even smell the pepper from here."


"Next time use it on your eye lids. It helps your eye shadow pop better."


"No be only highly recommend after that we just witness."


"Very bad recommendations. Only a gullible will do what you did. This social media self an wa!"


"Wrong pepper species sis. You use habanero peppers she used sweet ones."


"First mistake you made is not doing your research… these are two different types of pepper ️. You used” abanero”AKA “tatase” (Nigerian or African pepper) which is very hot. She used “pimiento” which is not hot. Sorry my dear."


"Nigerian men never show you pepper reach?"

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"No, I don't want plump lip I'll be managing my lip the way it is But wait o.... Why do we go through a lot as women? Childbirth, beauty hacks, make up, skincare routines..... Omoh! I'm tired abeg."


"Imagine someone with teary eyes doing this pepper thing after they’re done with their makeup Two words : Chaotic chaos."


"You highly recommend Wetin…see the way I was laughing when you were using your hand to invite the heat to your lips."


"Try it as eye shadow primer instead."

Makeup artist speaks after pepper makeup hack

The beauty and lifestyle content creator says she didn’t have expectations when she posted especially with regards to it going viral.

"It really was just an innocent post made but it got so many views and so many different opinions, some people applaud while some detest it."

She recounted that after the application, she experienced a burning sensation from the pepper but it only lasted for a few minutes.

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"I even forgot I applied pepper on my lips shortly after that."

On whether she achieved her aim, she said:

"My lips did feel a little heavier, so I guess it worked. I can’t advice someone on what to do but I’ll say, try the things you want to try, don’t be scared! You’ll always come out stronger!"

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The makeup artist is no stranger to using odd products on her face.

In a video shared via her Instagram page, the lady is seen applying palm oil on her cheekbones where ordinarily, a pink or red blush product would have been used.

The end result sees the makeup artist with a perfectly blended made-up face.


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