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While it has its benefits (incredible cheekbones just a blend away? Yes please), I can’t help but feel we really have now reached the extreme.
Say hello to clown contouring.
It looks comical, complicated and not to mention time-consuming, but here’s the thing – it actually works.
Yep, with a little blending and blotting, the clown makeup is replaced by a surprisingly wearable (albeit high coverage) base.
While it may seem strange to put colours like green and purple on your face, they actually work well at counteracting any imperfections on the skin.
The green works to neutralise any redness, purple counteracts yellow tones and brightens skin, peach warms up any blue-ness around your eye area, while yellow can brighten up the eyes.
The dark browns and lighter colours work to define and sharpen facial features - the basis of contouring.
When properly blended, the colours are worked into the skin and lose the brightness, looking natural. Napoleon Perdis Concealer Pro Palette ($60) is full of three everyday colours and lasts forever.
Clown contouring isn't even the strangest example - you can also find Star Wars, skull and feline-inspired colour correction and contouring tutorials. (Post continues after gallery.)
But there's more to it than meets the eye.
"I did this to basically send a message - even though you don't need this amount of makeup or any amount of makeup to feel beautiful, let's face it, makeup is fun and it's a way of expressing yourself," she says.