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So, we all know about the magic of contouring. With the continuous help of Kim Kardashian West, everyone has turned contouring into an at-home makeup phenomenon. We all get it: find a hue a few shades darker than our natural complexion to showcase our facial structure, look a little slimmer, or even recreate an entirely different look. Add a pop of light, and boom! Done and done. However, what is this new “strobing” trend that’s going around and why are we just now hearing about it?

Strobing is the practice of contouring just without actually contouring. Instead, it’s more about highlighting your natural features, creating a brighter look without the intensity of the heavy facial landscaping. It’s a great trend for the summer to allow an extra bit of shimmer to glow across your face.

In order to achieve the look, grab your favorite contour kit like Cover FX’s in one of the pink, neutral, or golden tones to match your complexion. Skip the darker shades that you normally use to outline your frame. Instead, go for the highlighters and line the natural areas of your face that shine a little brighter and blend with your usual foundation. Then again, you can also opt out of using foundation and take more of a natural look as well. In turn, this will still sculpt without darkening your tone. It can be used more efficiently for daytime use, especially in the office, without the intense “diva” effect for a more natural approach for the summer sun.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
@BLeighHoward on Twitter

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we all know about the magic of contouring. With the continuous help of Kim Kardashian West, everyone has turned contouring into an at-home makeup phenomenon. We all get it: find a hue a few shades darker than our natural complexion to showcase our facial structure, look a little slimmer, or even recreate an entirely different look. Add a pop of light, and boom! Done and done. However, what is this new “strobing” trend that’s going around and why are we just now hearing about it?

Strobing is the practice of contouring just without actually contouring. Instead, it’s more about highlighting your natural features, creating a brighter look without the intensity of the heavy facial landscaping. It’s a great trend for the summer to allow an extra bit of shimmer to glow across your face.

In order to achieve the look, grab your favorite contour kit like Cover FX’s in one of the pink, neutral, or golden tones to match your complexion. Skip the darker shades that you normally use to outline your frame. Instead, go for the highlighters and line the natural areas of your face that shine a little brighter and blend with your usual foundation. Then again, you can also opt out of using foundation and take more of a natural look as well. In turn, this will still sculpt without darkening your tone. It can be used more efficiently for daytime use, especially in the office, without the intense “diva” effect for a more natural approach for the summer sun.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
@BLeighHoward on Twitter

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$48. Available at Coverfx.com” width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Cover FX Contour Kit, $48. Available at Coverfx.com

So, we all know about the magic of contouring. With the continuous help of Kim Kardashian West, everyone has turned contouring into an at-home makeup phenomenon. We all get it: find a hue a few shades darker than our natural complexion to showcase our facial structure, look a little slimmer, or even recreate an entirely different look. Add a pop of light, and boom! Done and done. However, what is this new “strobing” trend that’s going around and why are we just now hearing about it?

Strobing is the practice of contouring just without actually contouring. Instead, it’s more about highlighting your natural features, creating a brighter look without the intensity of the heavy facial landscaping. It’s a great trend for the summer to allow an extra bit of shimmer to glow across your face.

In order to achieve the look, grab your favorite contour kit like Cover FX’s in one of the pink, neutral, or golden tones to match your complexion. Skip the darker shades that you normally use to outline your frame. Instead, go for the highlighters and line the natural areas of your face that shine a little brighter and blend with your usual foundation. Then again, you can also opt out of using foundation and take more of a natural look as well. In turn, this will still sculpt without darkening your tone. It can be used more efficiently for daytime use, especially in the office, without the intense “diva” effect for a more natural approach for the summer sun.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
@BLeighHoward on Twitter

Going out to dinner in New York is rarely boring, what is ed
in part due to the ever-changing restaurant landscape. Though the constant turnover must be stressful for restaurateurs, more about
it’s a delight for foodies always on the lookout for the next great meal. Here are five up and coming restaurants worth exploring this summer.

Santina...thehighline.org

Santina | The High Line just got even better. Santina, visit
a coastal inspired collaboration between Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick, has finally arrived to the entrance of the popular above-ground park. This high-end summer dining spot is designed to transport you, gastronomically and experientially, to the Italian coast. There’s no direct access to the Mediterranean at Santina, but there is fresh seafood, a swanky brunch menu and proximity to a pretty great urban garden.

santinanyc.com

ABC Kitchen...jean-georges.com

ABC V | The term “restaurant empire” is thrown around haphazardly these days, but Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the few whose accomplishments warrant such a lofty name. This year, Jean Georges will expand his restaurant empire with a gourmet vegetarian destination, tentatively named ABC V and formerly named ABC Home Grown. As a complement to ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, ABC V will bring Jean-Georges’ upscale vision to vegan and vegetarian food. This restaurant has been in the works for quite some time, and is loosely slated for a 2015 opening. With any luck, ABC V will open this summer and we can all experience what will hopefully be a fresh iteration of vegetarian cuisine.

jean-georges.com

sessanta...sixtyhotels.com

Sessanta | Many New York hotels aim for trendy and land somewhere closer to desperate, but the SIXTY SoHo hotel hits the mark quite nicely. As stylistically confident as the neighborhood in which it resides, the revamped SIXTY is also home to an exciting new restaurant. Italian cuisine has certainly been covered to death, but Sessanta’s entire aesthetic is dedicated to the Italy of eras past. The hotel restaurant has a promising Southern Italian menu, but more importantly, it is a prime spot to schmooze with stylish strangers.

sessantanyc.com

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Maritime Hotel Project | The Maritime Hotel is either an architectural marvel or an eyesore, depending on your visual sensibilities. That said, it is home to any number of trendy social events and attracts a discerning clientele. It’s no surprise, then, that Chef Mario Batali himself is responsible for the on-site dining scene. LaBottega has made its exit, and in its place is Batali’s new project, yet to be fully revealed. Since LaBottega closed in January, the new restaurant will hopefully be open soon. If Mario Batali’s previous ventures are anything to go by, the menu is sure to involve a lot of irresistibly rich foods.

themaritimehotel.com

jg melon..grubstreet

J.G. Melon West Village | Great food doesn’t always come in flashy packages, and beloved burger institution J.G. Melon is living proof. Just in time for those late summer nights when you’ve had one too many margaritas, the West Village outpost is scheduled to open this summer. At first glance, the menu appears to offer no-frills, basic American fare, but after eating one of these burgers you will be wondering who ever bothered with frills anyway. J.G. Melon doesn’t have a website to announce the opening, but if you see Corner Bistro’s perpetually long line migrating one weekend, you’ll know why.

– Naakai Addy