A new beauty buzz word is taking both beauty publications and social media by storm - "Strobing". Before you panic and worry that much like contouring it is something that you will never fully get the hang of rest assure that it is not all that tricky and probably a technique you have used in the past. You see essentially Strobing is essentially just a fancy way of describing highlighting the skin; rather than relying on both highlighting and contouring to add dimension to the face, Strobing solely uses highlighting. The end result? A fairly defined and glowy complexion.
Some of us are just blessed with wizard like paint skills, don't hate the playa' hate the game.
What I have found when it comes to what I'd deem intense highlighting - "Strobing" if your fancy, is that it best works when you keep the rest of your make-up matte or at least the base. Otherwise it can appear a little on the shiny and dare I say it greasy side but then again to each their own. My other piece of advice would be to invest in not only a natural toned and finish highlighter (think finely milled shimmer or metallic over chunky glitter) and if using powder a tapered brush. Trust me with the right tools and product for that matter, highlighting is a breeze and unlike contouring you can really blend into the skin should you fear that you have went a little over board.
For those looking for a great, subtle, glow inducing but effective highlighter options may I recommend the following :
- Benefit High Beam for light complexions
- Benefit Sun Beam for deeper skin tones.
- Any light tone of the Kiko Water Eyeshadows
- Lush Feeling Younger Skin Tint
- Revlon Skin Lights Face Illuminators
- No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter
So is it a yay to "Strobing" or are you a little over beauty terminology?