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

February 14, 2016 ‐ By Ashley Monaé

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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