Strobing is the new Contouring!
The rising star of make-up techniques made things A LOT easier. We tell you how to get the healthy Glam-Look!
The beauty world is crazy about a new base technique. It's called “strobing“ and it will put contouring on the back burner.
The contouring trend has been hot for a while now (thanks to the Kardashians). But as we know, contouring can be a bit challenging and moreover extremely time-consuming. It looks super-easy in all those YouTube tutorials, but in practice most of us ended up with a kind of war paint or clown’s mask in our faces. Now, there’s an end to it! Strobing is much easier and it can't really go wrong. The origins of strobing are from runways around the globe. It is about healthy-looking skin rather than the sculpting you get with contouring.
So, what is it?
While contouring is the concept of using make-up shades that are both lighter and darker than your skin tone, strobing focuses exclusively on highlighting - in order to achieve a radiant and amazing glow. It highlights parts of your face that the sun would usually hit (the tops of your cheekbones and brow bones, forehead, bridge of your nose and the cupid’s bow).
How do you do it?
1. Start by applying a liquid, weightless foundation or BB cream.
2. Next, apply a concealer that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone on the areas of your face where light would naturally hit (under your eyes, tops of your cheekbones and brow bones, forehead and the bridge of you nose). Blend in thoroughly and set your concealer with pressed powder.
3. Then lightly apply a highlighter to the same areas you just applied concealer, especially to your cheekbones. Those areas include the tops of the cheekbones, the temples, center of the nose and on the cupid's bow. Keep in mind that the goal is to highlight places you’d like to draw the eye to, and the results should be subtle not too glimmering.
4. As a finish, you can use a bronzer or blush. That’s it!
The result? Glowing and radiant skin and a healthy, fresh and natural look!
QUICK TIP: People with light skin tones should focus on white to pink-beige highlights. Those with medium skin tones should choose bronzed beige to gold hues. And girls with a tan look best in gold to peachy shimmers.