Strobing, Baking, and Draping…Oh My!

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything you’re “supposed” to be doing with makeup. Do you strobe? Or do you bake? What is appropriate for which age group? And just whose opinion really matters anyhow? Whoever said you had to do any of them?

Strobing is achieving the ultimate highlight on your face. Done correctly, it can light up your forehead, your upper lip and yes, even those glorious cheekbones! Baking, well, who doesn’t like baked goods? But I digress….makeup, focus. Baking can really lift those eyes, hide those dark circles, and hide fine lines and trouble areas. Then there is the resurgence of Draping. It can be done to the extreme or subtly, depending on the look you are going for and for what occasion.

It is my opinion, and I get to share it because it’s my blog after-all…..that makeup should be a reflection of you. It should showcase your personal style. It can even be done to coordinate with your particular mood. One day you might feel light and free, and opt for an easy eye, with mascara only, and no foundation. Or perhaps, you’re feeling a bit dark and opt for a dark smokey eye, and super red lip. The wonderful thing about makeup is it washes off. Don’t like something you did, wash it off. Start over. Makeup is truly one of the only things we have that we can literally wash away and begin anew. Maybe that’s why I love it so much.

In conclusion, do you. Wear what you like. Choose colors that reflect YOU! Try something new. You don’t have to love it, and you never have to try it again. But makeup is a fun way to create a new you.

P.S. I tried Baking, I looked like Betty Davis in the movie, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Pic enclosed for your reference. Scary.


Draping isn’t a “new” fad, it’s just resurfacing. Popular in the 70’s, like many things, such as bell-bottoms, it’s making a comeback. It’s this gals opinion it shouldn’t, but what say you? It’s not surprising as I’m not big on several of the “fads” happening now. Glitter lips, yuck. Strobing, I just think too much of a good thing isn’t necessarily a “good” thing. But these are merely my opinions and clearly the fashion world would not agree.

Draping is showing up on models, actresses, and famous bloggers. What is draping? It’s a look you create by taking your blush high on the cheek bone and carrying it up past your eyes and over your brow. Check out these pictures of draping and let me know what you think of this trend.