Leg Contouring Is Here—and It’s Ludicrous
Yes, you’ve seen everything—and it’s in the form of this jaw-dropping Instagram leg-contouring video.
Shared by HudaBeauty via Makeup By Meri (@makeupmeri), who says it was inspired by her son’s anatomy book, the quick-vid tutorial uses Estée Lauder Bronzer, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, a whole bunch of brushes and strategically placed tiger-like lines of makeup to create the illusion of slimmer legs.
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So should you try it? "I am all for spray-tanning and lunges to keep our legs looking lean and mean for summer, but this is taking it a little bit too far," says Lori Leib, creative director at Bodyography Professional Cosmetics. "Not only would this require a friend to help you apply, but also a huge amount of product and you wouldn't be able to sit down all day! All in all, I would suggest a body bronzer or tinted moisturizer to give your legs a flawless look—this is just too much work!"
Svetlana Feller, Kate Hudson’s tanning artist and founder of Spray di Sole, says an easier—and less-messy—solution is to use sunless tanner as your sculpting tool. "Tan over the contours on your calves and outside the inner and outer thighs for more toned-looking legs."