Beauty Mythbuster: Does Boob Contouring Really Boost Your Bust?
Contouring used to be something only drag queens and celebrities did but, thanks to Kim Kardashian, it became a thing and the go-to surgery-free solution to bigger boobs. We've seen the pushback against contouring in the form of non-touring and also the evolution of contouring to other parts of your body. While contouring my feet isn't something I have any interest or need for — because why? — body contouring is something I'm totally down to try.
You see, I am the president, founder and cardholding member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee. While breasts were being handed out, I was over-sleeping and got into the line when all of the good stuff was gone. While I'm totally cool with what I have, there are times when a deep V-cut shirt or dress would look a lot better with a little more on the top shelf… or at least the illusion ;)
And this is where body contouring comes in pretty handy. The shade and highlight game is, apparently, perfect for giving your barely-a-B-cup a boost without scalpels and anesthesia.
STEP 1: APPLY YOUR DARKER SHADE AND BLEND
First, smoosh your boobs and trace the arc with your darker shade — I used COVER FX Custom Cover Drops ($44) — and blend out the lines.
STEP 2: APPLY YOUR LIGHTER SHADE ABOVE AND BLEND
I used Xtreme Lashes Skin Renewing Concealer ($36) to create a new arc above the darker one, and then blended it.
STEP 3: APPLY YOUR LIGHTER SHADE BELOW AND BLEND
The same as before, except THIS line went UNDER the dark one.
STEP 4: HIGHLIGHT
Apply highlighter on top of and below your lighter shade. I used ColourPop Super Shock Cheek highlighter ($8), but you can use whatever you have handy.
STEP 5: SET
Lastly, use a setting powder to make sure your new cleavage doesn't budge. I used Inglot Mattifying Loose Powder ($17).
Did contouring my boobs work, you ask? I would say so. While I didn't get the D-cup I was hoping for, I definitely noticed the appearance of a bit more fullness post-contouring. While boob contouring seems to do the exact same job that a good push-up bra does, I would definitely try this trick again — this time with a more aggressive contour — when I wear a top or dress that doesn't allow for a bra.
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(Featured image via Larry Busacca/Getty)
This article has been updated and was previously published in May 2016.