It is end of the month and while on the other blogs you can see monthly favorites, I decided to do a little round up of what was going on in beauty world in last month. Enjoy!
Strobing is new contouring?! - You all thought that summer will be all about that bronze goddess, sun kissed look? Well dont hold your breath on that one cause Instagram and Pinterest were these day flooded with this picture;
Apparently new trend is forming and there is new technique to keep eye on. It is called strobing (basically fancy word for highlighting). This time it is not about having that perfectly symmetrical and structured face but about healthy and glowy looking skin. And the way to achieve this, is by applying layers of highlighters, on and underneath, foundation with dewy finish. Luckily drugstores and high-end brands have been stepping up their game and have been coming out with different formulas of highlighters from illuminating primers and liquid/cream highlighters to baked and pressed ones. They are everywhere! My thoughts on this: First to state that as much as I love that contoured look, I don’t do it on daily bases. Why? It takes a lot of practice and I am afraid I would end up looking like an orange or like I have stripe on my face (trust me I have been there, but we all learn from mistakes). And on the other side I feel way more comfortable with highlighter (basically it is idiot proof product, you can’t mess it up) and that glow looks so natural and like you have super healthy skin. So from this you can assume which look I will be trying to achieve next month. I'll let you know how I am handling it. And some new products have been released lately so I want to just give a little attention to those that catched my eye:
Blotterazzi by Beauty Blender - will this replace all those touch up blotting sheets? This sponge is supposed to absorb all those excess oil from your face, leaving it fresh looking and without ruining your make up. Little thing I noticed: it is named Blotterazzi and famous You tube make up guru Ingrid Nilsen (Missglamorazzi) is known for her really oily skin. Coincidence?
Mac Pro long wear Nourishing waterproof foundation - Well we haven’t seen new foundation from Mac in a long time and now they are coming out with a medium to full coverage waterproof formula? And knowing my relationship with their Pro long wear concealer you can be sure that I will check this out.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lipstick - I have to admit liquid lipsticks are my weakness since they are first lip products I started using that I actually liked. What drawn me to these ones from Anastasia is color selection they are offering especially bright coral called Electric coral. I need this shade in my life!
They're real colored mascara and eyeliners by Benefit - When Benefit comes out with something new you definitely can’t miss it. They have always such a good campaigns and this little bad boys where meant to add a bit fun to your summer look. Colored mascaras are something that we are all familiar with but would they be able to become more popular with this formula?
So guys what are your thoughts about this news? Is strobing hot or not and which of these products would you like to try out?