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Where to Find Plus Size Tights

Dear Budget Fashionista:Hi! I’ve just started getting into “fashion” hose and tights in order to liven up my boring lawyer wardrobe. However, I have a few problems. First, I am plus size. Second, … [Read More...]

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Hot Trend: Strobing Makeup Technique

Ever since the Kardashians infiltrated our TVs, department stores and social media apps, we’ve been hyper-obsessed with finding — and mimicking — the makeup trends that deliver the red carpet-ready sheen the Kardashians have single-handedly perfected. First it was going big on bronzer, then the heavy contouring craze. And, now that we’re in the #nomakeup and #nofilter phases of summer living, it’s all about the angelic glow.

What is the Strobing Makeup Technique?

Considered the opposite of intense contouring, strobing, as the Instagram masses are calling it, focuses on the dewy highlighted areas of the face. The strobing makeup technique involves highlighting above the cheekbones, down the nose, above the brow and maybe even on the cupid’s bow. This is the less makeup alternative to bringing out your best assets and features without the need of a multi-color contouring palette.

Strobing Products

MAC Strobe Cream $33, Violet Gray

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator $28, Birchbox

 RMS Beauty Living Luminizer $38, Derm Store

Like it’s contouring cousin, strobing products come in a variety of forms, from creams to powders to sticks and everything in between. Applied your chosen strobing product to all of the parts of your face that the sun would naturally hit and gleam off of. And, you have options. Achieve your desired look by loading product under your foundation, over it, or on a fresh, natural face.

Not sure which product to use? Follow your standard guide for determining the best form for your own face: oily skin typically does better with powders, while liquid foundation lovers will probably prefer a liquid solution that can be applied with fingers, a beauty blender or a brush.

Add Some Undertone

You’re not limited to the white and silvery glow either. You can find product with a variety of undertones to suit your own skin tone, and eliminate the need for multiple products. Add a hint of cheek color while you strobe with light flashes of pink, peach or even burgundy. If you’re thinking this sounds like Bobbi Brown’s infamous shimmer brick, you’re along all the right lines!

The glory of strobing is that it’s a simplified way to highlight prominent features. For the gal-on-the-go, the strobing trend can also be a real warm-weather godsend. It’s a lightweight solution that helps to use the sun to your advantage. Put on a base layer (or not!), sweep a few shimmery strokes across the face, et voila! Instant, ethereal glow that’s an undeniable essential during the summer social season or just another glorious work day.

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter $30, Benefit Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics Born To Glow Illuminator $7.49, Ulta Beauty

E.L.F. Studio Baked Highlighter – Pink Diamonds $3.oo, E.L.F. Cosmetics

Are you inspired to try the strobing makeup technique?

Zoe Kravitz: Steal Her Style

Irrefutably the girl of the summer, Zoe Kravitz is firing on all cylinders as a style icon in her own right. While she may be the offspring of rock and Hollywood royalty, we’re pretty sure Dad Lenny Kravitz and Mom Lisa Bonet have plenty to be proud of. Starring in two big summer flicks, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road and Rick Famuyiwa’s DOPE, and fronting her band, Lolawolf, the 26-year-old is certainly grinding her out her own star in the fame game. But besides some serious acting chops and killer vocals, the girl just has vision. Case in point: her enviable LA cool girl style. [Read more]

Girls’ Beach Weekend: 11 Things You Must Pack (Sponsored)

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, and this post is sponsored by RoC. All opinions are my own.

You said you ‘n’ me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well darlin’, look out ’cause my hair is comin’ down!

~ Thelma and Louise

You’re sitting at work on a Tuesday afternoon, wondering when something interesting will happen. Then it hits you. It’s summer. It’s hot. Why not grab a few girlfriends, throw some stuff in the car and head to the nearest beach for a couple days?

A girls’ beach weekend is a common cure for midsummer boredom. You get to leave everyday stresses behind and focus on hanging out and maybe enjoying a nice glass (or three) of wine. [Read more]