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The thigh face make-up trend is the bizarre new beauty craze you have to see

by Chloe Best

We've come across some bizarre beauty trends in our time (succulents nail art, anyone?), but the latest craze for women painting a full face of make-up onto their thighs has to be one of the strangest yet. A number of Instagram users have shared their masterpieces on social media, complete with dramatic eye make-up, contouring, and even false eyelashes.

While there is no official name for the craze, many women have tagged their make-up artistry with #legmakeup or #thighface, and it appears there is no real reason for doing so other than to perhaps perfect their beauty skills without spending hours sitting in front of the mirror.

Women have been sharing their thigh face make-up looks on Instagram

And it is not just legs that are getting a full makeover, but arms too. There are over 1,000 posts on Instagram tagged #armmakeup, with women using their forearms as a place to practice some dramatic eye make-up looks featuring perfectly groomed eyebrows, full eyelashes and flawless winged eyeliner.

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Some of the budding make-up artists have explained the reason for their unusual body art in their social media posts, with one explaining that she "didn't feel like doing make-up on my face". Another wrote: "This is what boredom leads to when you're obsessed with make-up."

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Some users have also been trialling make-up looks on their arms

If you're inspired to try the trend, ensure you master your eye make-up with our top tips from Buster Knight, whose clients include Tamara Ecclestone and Laura Whitmore. The celebrity make-up artist showed HELLO! how to create the enviable doe-eyed look, utilising metallic eyeshadows and eye gloss as some of his go-to products.

"In all art, light brings forward, dark retracts. So a light- reflecting eyeshadow dusted on the lid will make the eyes look more awake." Buster told HELLO! "Make-up Revolution have some highly pigmented palettes and they are very affordable."