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’s everywhere. 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 ($16).
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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