Seriously, Why Are People Trying To Make Neck Contouring A Thing?

February 14, 2016  |  

As the years progress, the lengths us women go to for a flawless image is becoming more and more ridiculous. No seriously, beauty trends have gotten out of hand — contouring in particular.

This beauty secret of the stars has been around for years, but it’s reached its peak in 2016 for sure. At first the subtly chiseled, more-defined look ladies achieved by carving out the hollows of their cheeks, forehead, and jaws with a darker concealer shade was cool. Well, that was before I ran across a GIF on Twitter of a girl applying an obnoxious amount of contour to the back of her neck. Yes, the back of her neck y’all.

Later on, I did some research and found out that the woman I had saw applying a neck contour was a beauty blogger who runs the MakeupWearable Hairstyles Instagram account. But the video didn’t go viral until popular beauty blogger Huda Beauty reposted the video to her 11.4 million followers. Like myself, many people had fairly negative feedback in response to the video that said this application was done for “slimmer, graceful-looking updos.”

Nope, I’m not buying it. Keep your so-called slimmer, graceful-looking updo. While I appreciate the power of makeup and how it can enhance natural beauty, this chick took contouring to a place it definitely didn’t need to go. Before this video no one was wondering if the back of their neck looked good enough for an updo. Personally, this is just another trivial way to nitpick and make women feel insecure about yet another inch of their body instead of embracing it.

As always, we want to hear your feedback. So, neck contour: gotta have it or make it stop?

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  • Purple Sound

    Neck contouring? If society is so concerned about looking “flawless”, why not advocate foods that help with collagen production, skin elasticity, and ridding the body and mind of toxins? Whatever happened to a plain old balance of a good eating habits and exercise? I’d rather that than having to use makeup to cover everything.

  • Masterpieced

    People are suckers for image.

  • layah2010

    And the ridiculousness doesn’t stop there. I’ve seen cleavage contouring, ab contouring. I mean all I can think of is the amount make up remover you need to get all that off your body. Gotta be time consuming.

  • Lex

    Yeah….no. When your man wants to kiss on the back of your neck and gets a taste of all that nasty contouring ish??? Nah :/

    • layah2010

      ewww ! I know right lol

  • Sunnysideup

    This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

  • LiiSH

    Folk gon contouring they butt cracks soon. Smh… dis tew much! Having foundation stains all in back of your clothes ain’t cute!

  • Lisa

    If anyone is feeling insecure because someone else is painting her neck, there is no helping them.

  • Raze

    I only hope that she can clean off all that make-up. The last thing you need is the scruff of your collar all stained with rouge or base or whatever it is that they use to do these contouring styles.

  • Electric Relaxation

    Wow, it is beyond sad that this is really a thing. I actually liked her neck before the make up better.