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Revolutionizing the beauty industry: The best of Beauty & Fashion 2016

The Tempest is all about going deep, and in Beauty & Fashion, we take our own spin on these industries.

The Tempest is all about going deep, and in Beauty & Fashion, we take our own spin on these industries.

From the latest trends to empowering women, these are my favorite pieces of the year. Although I’m not the editor for these verticals, I just couldn’t help myself from jumping in and picking a few faves. Throughout the year, this vertical has picked up incredible steam, refusing to stick to conventional topics and instead bringing in conversations from people like you.

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As we jump headfirst into 2017, the question is whether we’ll continue breaking down stereotypes, developing tutorials that actually make a difference, and just have fun with fashion – and I have a suspicion that we won’t be stopping anytime soon.

1. When did contouring your butt and breasts become a thing?

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Being a woman is hard, but being a woman in a world that constantly wishes to contour out the bad is even harder. This article by Samra Anees discusses contouring and how it’s affecting the way women see themselves, showcasing that there is no need to contour every aspect of your body to fit into the mold built by the society.

2. Overcoming body-shaming isn’t just for teens

In this day and age, you don’t need bullies to feel bullied – social media is often enough to make you feel incompetent and ugly. This article by Jinan Deena summarizes that body shaming affects everyone and teaches you how to learn to love yourself for who you are.

3. Stare all you want, I wear my cultural clothes in public with pride

It’s easy to get caught up in the newest trends, but this piece reminds us that it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it. Wearing clothes with a sense of pride can change your entire persona. And that is exactly the kind of advice I needed a few years ago when I was stumbling around trying to find the right match of clothes. Because of the incredible advice and the uplifting message, this article by Hera Ashraf is one of my favorites.

4. I am more than just my eyeliner

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You are more than what you wear – this is something I live by. Yes, I can apply makeup, but I am more than the girl who knows how to apply fake lashes. This article by Fatima Ali resonates with all the girls who’ve gone through the struggle of being known for their looks rather than their work.