Love Island’s Erin Barnett reveals dramatic side effect of face filler

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After sparking concern with two black eyes late last year, Erin Barnett has finally explained the reason behind her shocking facial bruising.

The Love Island season one star took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a throwback photo of her under-eye bruises, explaining that it was a side effect of her cosmetic face filler.

Erin Barnett.
Erin Barnett has finally explained why she had two black eyes in December last year. Photo: Instagram/erin.alysha

“Throwback to when I decided to get under-eye filler without using a cannula,” she wrote.

The 26-year-old explained that a cannula was recommended to her by a cosmetic nurse, but she was “a sook” and didn’t want to listen.

“This is what happens when you do individual injections instead of using a cannula, which is safer, more precise and NO bruising.”

Erin Barnett's under-eye bruising.
Erin revealed that her facial bruising was a side effect of her under-eye filler. Photo: Instagram/erin.alysha

The post comes after she did a Q&A on social media back in December with two black eyes, leaving fans worried for her wellbeing.

She was quick to clarify that the bruising wasn’t from a domestic violence incident with her boyfriend of two years, 43-year-old Mick Russell, but said that she would explain everything when she was ready.

“Yes, that’s a bruise under my eye, don’t ask me why,” she said at the time, before later joking that she “got into a massive punch on with Santa” because he didn’t give her another dachshund.


“I just want to 100 per cent confirm that no one’s hit me,” she assured.

“Mick hasn’t done this or anything like that, I’d never let a guy do that to me again... I’m fine, nothing bad has happened. You guys are actually going to die when I tell you what has happened.

“No fights with Santa, no fights with Mick... It’s a really funny story, I just don’t want to tell you guys yet. And it’s definitely not a nose job, I can't afford a nose job.”

Erin Barnett's book.
Erin is releasing her first book in February 2022. Photo: Instagram/erin.alysha

The post comes shortly after the former I’m A Celebrity contestant announced in October that she will be releasing her first book in February 2022.

“Still can’t believe this is happening!” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a cover image of Endo Unfiltered: How to take charge of your endometriosis and PCOS.

According to the book’s description on Booktopia, Erin is set to share “her experience and first-hand knowledge to demystify endometriosis and PCOS and empower others to take charge of their own health and wellbeing”.

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