Kim Kardashian claims that the secret to her great cleavage is simple: tape, lots of tape. She posted a picture along with a short how-to on her app. But does it actually work for, you know, us normal people?
The ladies at BuzzFeed put the strategy to the test…with varying results. Some of the women felt supported and liked the way they looked, but others felt restricted and as though their boobs were going to pop out with the slightest movement—definitely not dance-floor approved.
We asked Natalie Sexton, fashion stylist, professional makeup artist, blogger and fashion expert for The Marilyn Denis Show, to give us a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this trend work for us, and, hopefully, stand the test of gravity.
1. Pro tip: Always start with clean dry skin. No lotions or oils!
2. Lean over to give your boobs some natural lift and begin with a strip of tape about 10-15 inches long (based on how big your breasts are or where your top or dress is cut to). Tape from one side of one boob under and across toward the other side of the other boob, with the end pointing toward your armpit, thus pushing the gals together. Then, tape up your opposite boob with the end pointing towards your other armpit.
3. Now, you can stand up straight and take a strip of tape and pull it horizontally across your boobs, while you push them up enough so that the tape covers your nipples and creates cleavage. Each end should touch the previous tape strip on the side near your armpits.
4. Don’t be afraid to use a little extra! A third strip can be placed above the second for extra reinforcement, pushing the boobs together again.
Letting it all hang out? For fully exposed breasts, we suggest going full Kim and skipping the lateral tape strands.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 16, 2016