- Kelly Ripa told her “Live With Kelly and Ryan” audience she’s considering getting lip fillers.
- The host said that social media was the initial motivating factor.
- When Ripa brought it up to her makeup artist, he told her it might be a good idea.
Celebrity and TV host Kelly Ripa says she is considering getting lip injections, and that it’s all because of her curated Instagram algorithm.
“You click on one thing on Instagram and the next thing you know, five hours later, you’ve decided that you want to have your lips done,” Ripa first said on Wednesday’s “Live With Kelly and Ryan” episode.
Then, on Thursday’s episode, she said she initially fell down the rabbit hole of looking at lips on Instagram after overhearing two “millennials” talking about the hashtag #RussianLips while at the nail salon.
“It is the most mesmerizing thing,” Ripa said of the before-and-after transformations she was looking at.
After chatting with cohost Ryan Seacrest about lip fillers and what they look like – Seacrest said after a while, they look like “too much lip” — she mentioned that she had previously spoken about it with her trusted makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, who encouraged her to get it done herself.
“So Kristofer Buckle always tells me the truth,” she said. “Like, everyone here lies.”
Ripa said that most people she surrounds herself with, other than Buckle, are nice to the point where she can’t tell if they’re giving her their honest opinions.
So when she brought up her newfound Instagram habit of watching lip-filler videos and photo progressions, she told Buckle, “I’ve been thinking about putting filler in my lips. What do you think?”
Ripa said she expected him to tell her not to do it, but instead, he seemed on board with the idea, saying: “It might be time.”
The celebrity host went on to say that she trusts Buckle’s opinion because he once told her to stop putting Botox into her armpits — which is a common practice for anyone looking to sweat less — and use it for her face instead.
“He was like, ‘Maybe have them, instead of your armpits, put it in your face.’ And I was like, ‘You’re right,'” Ripa said.
“I always say that maintaining the way you look is better than inventing the way you look, and if someone is open to exploring the possibilities of fillers to maintain their natural looks as time goes by, I will always give the advice that I see fit ,” Buckle told Insider, adding that “it’s not for everyone.”
Whether she has botox and fillers or not, Ripa continues to be a beacon of self-confidence for her Instagram followers, often posting makeup-free selfies.