Leg Contouring Is The Newest Trend You Don't Need

by Melanie Richtman

It seems like every day I stumble upon some tweet or article about the newest contouring craze to hit the internet. Usually its a result of the Kardashians trying something new and posting about it on their blogs — 3-D tanning, anyone? — but this newest application comes from beauty blogger Makeup By Meri, who instagrammed a video of leg contouring.

Not long after Makeup By Meri posted the vid, the extremely popular beauty blogger Huda Kattan regrammed it, showing her millions of followers how to meticulously contour your legs so your legs look... well, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what the goal is when one "leg contours." Thinner legs, maybe? More defined kneecaps? A deeper back-of-the-knee crease?

Sarcastic, albeit actually investigative, questions aside, I feel like leg contouring is just taking things a step too far. It was bad enough when the Kardashians revealed that they use fake tanners to create a more permanent contour, but to apply makeup all over your legs? That's a little excessive for anyone not walking a red carpet. Sure, maybe a little highlighter down your shins is chill, but adding a shadow to define your tibia? That's where I draw the line (the pun was an accident, but so necessary).

I will reluctantly admit, however, that it is rather fascinating to watch. I don't really see a noticeable difference at the end though, which makes me think it's probably not worth it. But then again, I don't even contour my face, so I might be a little biased.

Anyway, to each their own, I guess.