Seems like a complete waste of make-up to us, TBH.
When it comes to make-up there are two types of people in the world: those of us who will happily spend a full hour applying various powders, primers and glosses until we’ve achieved perfection, and the rest of us who you can just about be bothered to slick on a bit of mascara and a little foundation before we run out the door.
For the most part, team STELLAR falls somewhere in the latter category when it comes to our morning beauty routines, which is why we find the latest trend for painting a full face of make-up on your thighs all the more baffling.
Head over to Instagram and search the hashtag #thighmakeup or #thighface and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about; reams and reams of pictures just like these…
A video posted by Aspiring MUA 🎨 (@beatbylanah) on
I didn’t feel like doing makeup on my face so i did it on my thigh… Using the @morphebrushes pallet in 35c for the eyeshadow. Liquid eyeliner by @nyxcosmetics in black. For the eyebrows I used the @anastasiabeverlyhills brow pomade in chocolate. #morphebrushes #anastasiabeverlyhills #brows #glitter #makeuplook #makeuplover #makeupartist #makeup #motd #contour #eyebrows #darklips #creative #fleek #plum #highlight #eyelashes #gigirlarmy #underratedmuas #undiscovered_muas #slayagebeauties #makeupfeatures #makeme_vlog #beauty
A video posted by Malda (@_.malda._) on
Besides from seeming like a monumental waste of make-up (eyeshadow palettes don’t come cheap, you know) we can imagine applying a full face of make-up – complete with false eyelashes in some cases – is also hella time consuming.
But, apparently there’s a reason why make-up artists, beauty bloggers and the like are adapting the trend.
Apparently it’s all got to do with practice. Yep, that’s right, before they test out a stunzo new look on their faces and show it off to the world on their social media accounts, many have decided to do a practice run of sorts on their thighs, to check that they’re able to achieve the look and ensure it looks as flawless as they’d anticipated.
That might be a smart move if you’re in the professional beauty bizz, but dear lord, who has the time?
We’ll just stick with doing a ‘dry run’ on our faces like normal, thanks. And if we eff it up? Well that’s what facial wipes are for.
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