Is Strobing is the new Contouring?


Welcome ladies, It seems like every day brings about a new must-try makeup trend and its so hard to keep up with them. The moment you master your contouring technique suddenly the makeup world discards it and starts following and preaching another thing. We’ve been hearing the word ‘strobing’ recently and wondering, what the hell is this new makeup trend? If you’re overwhelmed by the whole thing, chill. We’re here to help! What is strobing, you ask? It’s a fun term for highlighting, basically. Forget everything you learned about contouring (it was hard to master, anyway)


Now on to strobing, contouring’s dramatically simpler sister. It is a technique that only uses light to enhance your face, no bronzer or dark powders involved here. Basically, you’re taking all of your usual contouring steps, but just ditching the part where you carve out your features. With strobing it’s about creating the appearance of light and luminosity, The result should be dewy and fresh, like you’re being lit-up from within. So to sum it up, strobing is about creating that all-over I’ve-just-been-on-a-300-day-spa-break kind of glow.

Now, we are going to give step by step procedure as to how to achieve that perfect look, because “dewy” can turn into “sweaty” super-quick.

  1. Prep your skin with a hydrating moisturiser. Strobing is all about getting the perfect glow, so you’ll need to replenish dull, dry skin with exfoliating and applying a good moisturiser first. If you have naturally oily skin, use one that’s oil-free. You can also try mixing in a bit of luminizer with your foundation to get glowing right out the gate after moisturising your face.
  1. Use a highlighter shade that best matches your skin tone.To avoid the frosted ’90s look, and looking like that you just ran 500 mile race  make sure the highlighter you’re using complements your skin tone for a subtle sheen. For fair skin tone go for champagne tone, for light medium go for Pink champagne tone, For olive skin go for golden tone and for dark skin go for Terracotta tones. Remember the sheen should be very subtle, avoid using overly shimmery products.1fb38b0a83ca4fc318b9df76ac8ab7c5
  1. Only use the highlighter in spots that catch light:centre of your cheekbones, along your temples, down the center of bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, and above your cupid’s bow. This will enhance your natural features. Don’t spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy hot mess. If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already.





  1. Blend it like there is no tomorrow: After you’ve applied the highlighter, blend it out with your fingers, a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge.To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.


  1. If you have oily skin, opt for a matte bronzer, blush, or other facial products, and only use a shimmery highlighter. To avoid looking like a disco ball, choose a matte formula for most of your makeup (primer, foundation, bronzer, powder). Avoid highlighting areas on your face that have breakouts — unless you want the whole world to see your blemishes.



  • You don’t have to spend gazillion amount of money for this look, it can be easily achieved by using shades in your any of your nude eye shadow palate.
  • Instead of using luminizer , you can dab tiny about of petroleum jelly on all of your high points. It gives the same look.


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