If you didn’t think anything could top clown contouring, then you’re in for it. A week ago, beauty blogger Huda Kattan, posted a frenzied tutorial about neck contouring on her Instagram. That’s right. Neck contouring. What’s next arms, hands, feet? The sky’s the limit.
So now that contouring your neck just became a thing, people are shaming the makeup guru, questioning if this contouring thing has gone too far. Comments ranged from confused to disbelief.
sdayoub: This cannot be serious.
dizixoxo: People are taking this clown business too far.
bandit_knick_briqs: Why… Makeup all over your clothes collar – for what?
Yes, it’s a little much. Just thinking about the logistics of how to actually apply makeup on the nape of my neck puts my head in spin. Kattan’s neck tutorial is seemingly about elongating the neck to pull-off an updo. In our book, that makes this particular tutorial a don’t because all necks are updo-ready. But mostly, this all just proves that contouring is not for everyone. Contouring should be fun and painless, not a test of your flexibility.
At times it seems like contouring could be body shamey, like Kattan’s blog post on how to contour 15 pounds away. That was an eye roll, but on a way more positive note, contouring is an art with Mac and Nars as the mediums. Just watching the transformations happen on RuPaul’s Drag Race is reason enough to call contouring with makeup a means of fabulous artistic expression.
The issue is body shamming isn’t cool whether you go for the au natural look or if you get down with brow gel and contour palettes. No, you don’t need to contour your face to be fierce, but if you want to get makeup on your collar, that’s cool too.
Check out the neck contouring tutorial here: