If you’re anything like me then you absolutely love the final step of applying your makeup, which includes using pretty shimmery highlights to finish your look. The technique known as strobing is basically using a ton of highlighters to create a more dewy, glowing, youthful look. This is one of the hottest beauty trends right now and I love it because all it requires is that you load on the light. Because we don’t want you to be shinning too bright like a diamond, here are three easy steps to get you on the right track to strobing below.
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Start with a cream base highlight, such as Chosungah 22 24H Raybeam Highlighter, that gives a really nice sheer glow to the skin. Apply the highlighter anywhere the light hits your face such as your brow bone, cheek bone and the bridge of your nose (this will give the illusion of a button nose). Easy, right?
Apply your second layer of highlight to the same areas where you applied the cream based highlighter to give some intensity to your shimmer and set the cream highlighter. I used the Nars Illuminator in the shade Laguna. You want to hit every area where you would like the highlight to really stand out.
Use your most shimmery highlighter with a soft blend brush to highlight the top of your cheekbones where you want the highlight to be the strongest. I used Oh Darling by Mac. You will immediately see the highlight intensify after this step. Also take that shimmer highlight on the tip of your nose and use your finger to allow the product to melt in to the skin.
Feel free to use the last shimmer highlight in your tear ducks for a more dramatic look to complete the strobing. As a bonus you can also highlight your cupids bow. You can do this by following the top of your lip line and bring it up the cupid bow’s area to give your lips a more plump look.
That’s it, guys! Mist your face with your favorite setting spray to set the highlight into perfection.
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Strobing is just highlighting to the extreme. It’s definitely not something I recommend doing every day, but as we get into the spring and summer months this is a trend that I love rocking as it gives the skin a nice, dewy, natural glow.
Let me know what you think of strobing in the comments section below!
Have you tried this technique before? What do you think about it yay or nay?