Ladies, welcome strobing, the easy way to high cheekbones and glowing skin. Stars like J.Lo have been strobing for years. And why? It gives you a well-groomed look in half the time and with half the effort traditional contouring does.
What is strobing?
It’s a technique that’s all about enhancing your features by using only a highlighter and natural light. In warm climates, it’s an easy alternative. Your skin won’t feel suffocated by mounds of foundation and powder.
No longer do you have to use foundation and powder during the day. Simply highlight to accentuate and enjoy an effortless look all day long.
How does one strobe?
Focus on where the natural light hits you and apply highlighter there. Start with your brow bones, centre of your forehead, tip of your nose, apple of your cheeks and the centre of your chin. Top it off by applying blush to your cheeks.
How does it differ from contouring?
Interestingly, contouring utilises techniques where you darken certain areas as well to frame the face and then select sections of your face to highlight. It blends both highlight and lowlighting techniques.
What are the best products for strobing?
There are many brands out there that offer options. Ee’ll give a special mention to our favourite products below for when you are just starting out.
Mac has Strobe Cream. It is a moisturiser that boosts the look of dull skin with iridescent particles.
L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Primer is a primer underneath your foundation for a radiant glow.
Nyx has a liquid illuminator gives your skin a luminous and healthy glow.
If you’re a little bit on the lazy side, strobing is the quick solution to your daily wear routine.
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