So after months of following the social media makeup “gurus” and long hours spent perfecting the art of razor-sharp cheekbones and hyper-sculpted faces, it seems we can bid the art of contouring adieu.
Ok, it’s quite clear I love makeup and all that it entails, from the subtly gorgeous and the technologically impressive to the downright outrageous, but the following “trends” have really been getting on my nerves of late. So what you are about to read is a beauty rant of epic proportions. You have been warned.
When it comes to contouring, there’s a fine line between enhancing your features and painting on an entirely new face. We’ve all seen the Instagram posts and the Youtube tutorials of makeup enthusiasts lining their faces with brown and white lines and then blending like there was no tomorrow.
Most makeup enthusiasts will know that contouring has been having something of a moment of late. And of course we have Mrs. Kardashian-West and the reams of Youtubers with their copycat makeup tutorials to thank for bringing extreme face sculpting to the masses. But let’s be honest, most normal women have neither the time nor the patience to facet their faces like a princess-cut diamond before popping to the grocery store.