Move over contour, there’s a new makeup technique that has taken the beauty world by storm! While I’m definitely a huge fan of contouring, strobing has stolen my heart. I’m always on the lookout for new makeup tips and tricks so when I stumbled upon this I wanted to share it with all of you!
Its called Strobing.
So what is strobing exactly? Different than how contour uses darker shades combined with lighter to chisel those cheekbones for a more dramatic look, strobing is all highlight. This technique is meant to illuminate the places where light would naturally hit your face. Since all you’re doing is highlighting the features you want to stand out there is less room for error than the trickier contouring approach. Strobing is my trick to beautiful glowing skin.
What you’ll need:
- A moisturizing primer
- Your foundation of choice
- Liquid Highlighter – NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator – Sunbeam
- Powder Highlighter- Laura Gellar Baked Split Highlighter Duo
- Powder Brush
- Beauty Blender.
- Apply your favorite primer and foundation.
- Put a small dot of the liquid highlighter on your finger ( a little goes a long way).
- Starting at the apple of your cheeks dab the highlighter upward towards your temples
- Take another dot of the same highlighter and starting from the top of your T-zone in between your eyes (the bridge of your nose), draw three lines, stopping towards the middle of your forehead; one curved up above your left brow, one straight in the middle, and one curved above your right brow.
- Take whatever highlighter is left over and dab it down the center of your nose and underneath your brows.
- Next, take your beauty blender and blend the highlighter upward and outward by tapping it lightly into your skin.
- Finally, take your powder brush and powder highlighter and dust over the areas where you put the liquid highlighter.
There you have it, Strobing! I love this technique because its not trying to change the structure of your face, but accentuate your natural beauty by adding a little glow. It’s also very simple and easy to do. I hope you enjoyed this post and I am planning to do some tutorial videos in the near future!
If you try Strobing out let me know what you think in the comments below!