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

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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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.

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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."

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