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Easy Everyday Contouring and Highlighting

Contouring and highlighting has been a huge makeup trend in recent years, and with good reason - you can use concealer to achieve more defined cheek bones, to make your lips look bigger, and my personal favorite - to hide a double chin. And despite all of the intricate tutorials out there, I want to show you that it can actually be quick an easy!

The first trick is to start with the right concealer shades. First, let’s get one thing straight: when I say highlighter, I do not mean the super light and shimmery highlighter that should only be reserved for above the cheekbones. I’ve seen all too many makeup vloggers apply that all over, from the forehead to the tip of the nose, to the cupid’s bow and the chin. Those however, are rather places for a creamy skin-tone concealer.


How to Pick the Right Shade of Concealer

For the highlights, you want a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation. If you just go one shade lighter, as I have, pick one with a yellow tone, so y…

Spring / Summer Style: For the Love of Stripes

Spring Stripes

Spring fashion is heavily driven by pattern, florals in particular. But florals aren't the only print for spring and summer. Stripes always come back as a top trend every year, because they're classic. They're also great for pattern mixing. Stripes go surprisingly well with florals and polka dots. You can also pattern mix with varying sizes of stripes.

My favorite now that I consider myself an east coast girl is the nautical stripe. A wide nautical stripe just screams spring and summer to me. Navy nautical stripes look great with reds, coral, and yellow. I also love a nautical-striped top with crisp white pants.

Pictured Above: 1. Eliza J stripe fit and flare dress  2. Susana Monaco block print dress  3. Susana Monaco stripe fit and flare dress  4. YOANA BARASCHI striped pencil skirt  5. Kate Spade Highliner Stripe Clover Cross Body Bag  6. Kate Spade Cedar Street Stripe Small Harmony Shoulder Bag  7. Adrianna Papell Women's Seamed A-Line Stripe Shell Blouse  8. Splendid Women's Miami Stripe Bandini Tankini Top  9. eight sixty Women's Stripe Eyelet Crop Tank  10. Trina Turk Women's Leah Stinson Beach Stripe Short 


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  1. That's a whole lot of stripe action going on.

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  2. I don't wear horizontal stripes very well but diagonal or vertical stripes are awesome. Cute selections. Spring is in the air....

    Wishing you a delightful day.
    xoxo

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