5.31.2016

{beauty board} the scoop on strobing

strobing
Feeling the dewy, radiant skin that will make you #GlowLikeJLO? Now is the perfect time to try it out because summer! Dubbed strobing, the re-branded trend {it's a fancy new way to refer to highlighting - more on that later} is replacing contouring in a big way and causing major #skingoals in the social media world. So what is it?

Strobing is, essentially, highlighting the high points of your face - cheekbones, chin, brow bones, bridge of your nose, and Cupid's bow. How to do it right?

Choose the right shade! Finishes come in mattes and shimmers {I'm a massive fan of the latter}, and don't discriminate between skintones; but colors matter. You want to select a highlight shade that is lighter than your skin - i.e. pearl hues work on light to medium skintones; whereas gold, bronze, and rose gold shades are lit on dark skintones.

What about formula? LIQUID formulation gives you optimal control and creates a subtle, lit-from-within look. I apply liquid highlighters {my go-to is BECCA's Shimmering Skin Perfector in OPAL} with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge}. CREAM formulation can be applied with your fingertips {use your ring finger for this} and leaves behind a natural dewy, polished finish. POWDER {my personal favorite} packs the most punch and is oh so necessary if you're after a bold, striking glow. I apply mine with the Fan Brush from the e.l.f. 11 Piece Brush Collection.

Need some inspo as to which products to buy? I'm featuring some of my faves in all formulations below! You glow girl!

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{LIQUID} BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in MOONSTONE {$19.00}

{LIQUID} NYX COSMETICS Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in SUNBEAM {$7.49}

{CREAM} MILK MAKEUP Highlighter in LIT {$24.00}

{CREAM} Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand {$28.00}

{POWDER} Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder in INCANDESCENT {$38.00}

{POWDER} Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body in AURA {$30.00}


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6 comments

ellie said...

Glad to her about the essentials on this subject from you. This definitely has the WOW factor. Great lineup of products too!

ivy said...

Lovely info on this summer glow subject. Beautiful results!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome recos! Must try the Josie Maran!

xoxox,
CC

Kathryn said...

This is definitely the perfect look for summer! Is there a formulation that's easy for beginners? Asking for a friend ;) JK asking for myself because I am a child when it comes to makeup. I'll definitely be checking out your suggestions!

Kathryn • The Fashionography

Jacquard Flower said...

Great post, the highlighting is new to me but I love the look and would love to try it so great to get some tips. Gemma x
www.jacquardflower.uk

Elle Sees said...

gimme all the glow. i LOVE it!!

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