Pictured above: Serving Neapolitan ice-cream realness.
I don’t know what got into people in 2014-present, but it needs to stop.


What I think a lot of people don’t understand is that contouring was designed so that men could fake womanly features using makeup.
Men tend to have more square features. Contouring helps to assist them in raising the cheekbones, slimming down the nose and softening the outer edges of the face.

Extreme contouring is meant for stage makeup only – so why am I seeing so many young women post about it on Instagram?

Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not opposed to enhancing your features with a subtle shading. What I am against is the thick white and dark brown you are lining your faces with. Girl, you look like Pocahontas. I understand that you can paint with all the colours of the wind, but that doesn’t mean you have to.

There is a difference between defining your face and making yourself look gaunt.

The common defence for extreme contouring is “..but Kim Kardashian does it every day and she looks flawless“. I agree with that statement, she does look flawless, however, she certainly doesn’t look natural. Kim is a celebrity, so I’m sure if she’s out to lunch with Lady Gaga and BeyoncĂ© (how amazing would that be) that they wouldn’t turn to her and say ‘Easy up on the highlight Kimmy’. Celebrities can get away with that sort of thing. When you release a sex tape, you can do the same.
But until then: Unless you are Kim Kardashian or RuPaul, stay away from the heavy contour.