HudaBeauty's Latest Makeup Tutorial Wants Women to Start Shaving Their Faces

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

Ladies, as if your legs and armpits multiple times a week wasn't annoying enough, there is now another body part that makeup artist Huda Kattan thinks you should take the razor to: your face. 

Don't worry, the blogger behind the viral Instagram page HudaBeauty doesn't want you to cover your face in shaving cream like this:

Instead, she recommends gently using a straight blade razor on dry skin

In a video tutorial, she says you can shave off any unwelcome hairs from near your eyebrows to sideburns to baby hairs (à la Kim Kardashian).

Thicker hair you don't want? Laser it off.

"[I] def recommend that for areas around the mouth and chin, and side burns," she captioned the video. "If you have areas where the hair is super thin and more like peach fuzz, you may find this is your best bet."

Before you shake your head, there are benefits to shaving. 

As Kattan says in the video, shaving your face exfoliates your skin and helps with makeup application. Wondering why some men appear to be younger than they are? It might be due to shaving.

"When women (or men) shave with a razor, the blade will not only cut through the hair but also will mechanically remove some of the dead skin layer," Dr. Terrence Keaney, RealSelf contributor and dermatologic surgeon, said in an email. "This creates a mechanical exfoliation, which improves the skin's cellular turnover and enhances any topical products (anti-oxidants, retinoids) that are applied after shaving is completed." 

This isn't a new trend, and as Kattan puts it, "It's not as crazy as people think it is."

The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo is no stranger to taking a blade to her face. 

Source: Bravo

Still not convinced? Beauty icons Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor have both supposedly shaved their faces. 

Kattan is the queen of beauty trends, so don't be surprised if girls shaving their faces becomes the new contouring.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Hayley Wilbur

Hayley is a staff writer at Mic, covering style. Say hi: hayley@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

3 states and D.C. allow same flammable building materials behind Grenfell Tower fire

The causes of London's Grenfell Tower are similar to the justifications used to waive fire regulations in the U.S.

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.

UK Parliament hit with cyberattack

Members of Parliament had difficulty accessing their emails Saturday in the wake of the attack.

Istanbul LGBT pride march banned by government for safety concerns

A right-wing nationalist group has vowed to stop the protest.

Compounds seized by US in December reportedly contained material useful in Russia probe

The Trump administration has reportedly been considering returning the New York and Maryland compounds to Russia.

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

3 states and D.C. allow same flammable building materials behind Grenfell Tower fire

The causes of London's Grenfell Tower are similar to the justifications used to waive fire regulations in the U.S.

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.

UK Parliament hit with cyberattack

Members of Parliament had difficulty accessing their emails Saturday in the wake of the attack.

Istanbul LGBT pride march banned by government for safety concerns

A right-wing nationalist group has vowed to stop the protest.

Compounds seized by US in December reportedly contained material useful in Russia probe

The Trump administration has reportedly been considering returning the New York and Maryland compounds to Russia.