There are seriously zero body parts left behind in the contouring world. Now you can add legs to the latest lineup of body parts to sculpt and chisel to perfection. Yes, you heard right, legs! We’re not talking about adding a touch or bronzer or highlighter down your thigh or shin bone for a subtle glow — we’re referring to full-on, detailed layers of makeup. We thought we’d seen it all: peel-off eye shadow, breast-milk facials and mustache masks. That is, until we heard the words “leg contouring.” Here’s what it means (so you can judge for yourself).
We applaud the makeup artist's dedication to this. Honestly, we thought the crazy contouring trend would slow down after neck contouring became a thing...Used correctly, contouring can slim your face and highlight your best features - but beauty bloggers are now promoting the use of the technique to make their legs look more slender.
What is it?
Similar to facial contouring (using bronzer and highlighter to “sculpt” your features), the thigh-and-calf version uses self-tanner, bronzer and highlighter to “chisel” legs.
How does it work?
Using these products, makeup artists fake the appearance of thinner thighs, stronger calves, longer shins…now you get the idea.
So, who’s ready to try it out?
Eh, we’re going to stick to shaving and maybe tinted lotion if we’re feeling energetic. Well, hats off to you if you want to give leg contouring a go. Just don’t be offended if someone calls you “extra” because of it.