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Instagrammers are trying to make butt contouring a thing

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Contouring is great, but butt contouring is not necessary... at all

I know I'm late to the party, but I've only recently figured out how to properly contour my face.

So, imagine my frustration when I found out that facial contouring is so out. These days, it's apparently all about the butt contour.

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LiveGlam.co recently posted an Instagram video that shows a woman painting her (perfectly good) rump with bronzer and highlighter.

And the result? Well, it kinda looks like her butt is shinier — and ready for a few poolside belfies — but that's about it.

It does, however, spark a few questions.

First, why? I get it — it's still all about the butt; the rounder, the perkier, the more peach-like, the better. But those butts are built by genetics, weights and surgery (hey, do you), not makeup. No one will see it unless you're in your bathing suit or birthday suit, and I'm pretty sure no one is paying attention to the shade of your behind at that point.

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Plus, it won't stay long. You sit on your butt, meaning even the most painstakingly perfect contour will smudge in minutes. Not to mention, if you're in the pool — or the bedroom — the water and sweat will wipe it away.

And don't even get me started on the butt acne you'll get. It's hard enough keeping a blemish-free behind without the added pore cloggieness of makeup. Add some bronzer, and you're in for some painful bumps that contour won't cover.

Just save the contour for your face and let your butt breathe. It's perfect just the way it is.

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