Beauty Trends; Break Free

The beauty industry has been on top of its game lately, with every beauty company coming out with various beauty products, basically everyday. Trends are easily set and followed and the beauty industry catches and hangs on to the curtails of such trends.

The technique ‘Strobbing’ became a huge beauty technique and people went crazy over it. I personally do not like the technique. My oily skin will shine like a disco ball in a dark night club normally and then to add extra sheen to it?! No way hose!

Strobbing is simply, highlighting the highest points on your face to catch light. Now you would think that highlighting is already done during the foundation application phase of applying your makeup, using a concealer one to two shades lighter than your actual skin tone; however, it is actually putting a shimmering highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bone, tip of your nose, top of your cupid’s bow (the area right below your nose on your upper lip) and the temples of your head. In my mind it is basically, dipping your face in fried chicken oil. Now can you imagine sheen upon oily skin?! Total mess.

Every season, beauty products change. I love makeup, however, I personally do not feel the need to be purchasing new makeup every season, because of trends. Why cant I wear cranberry lipstick or olive green eye shadow during summer? I get that it is hot and no one wants to be burden down with heavy makeup, but isn’t that the whole point of makeup anyways, to wear whatever you desire that makes you feel good about yourself?

Is it that these beauty companies are creating these trends to dig more money out of our pockets? I think that is the case.

I love warm tone colors all year round, it doesn’t matter if its cold out or not; maybe it has to do with the fact that I am from a tropical country or maybe certain colors looks ridiculous on me? Either way, I do not want to feel like I am subjected to seasonal colors and trends. I will wear any color I feel like wearing anytime of the year. Besides, not every trend looks good on everyone. Do what makes you comfortable and break free from beauty trends.