Top 5 Products to Use For ‘Strobing’ (The New Contouring!)
You’ve probably heard of the word “strobing” in recent months (or before, for avid makeup lovers!). For those of you who are not familiar with this newly popular technique (well, let’s be honest- it’s just highlighting!) that’s recently been brought to the forefront, this is something you need to get familiar with!! Think of strobing as contouring’s more natural sister. There has been a contouring overload with almost everyone jumping on that bandwagon, thanks to the Kardashian sisters! As we know, contouring defines facial features by shading areas of the face darker, that we want to appear smaller (i.e., nose, under the cheekbones.. etc.). The technique of strobing is of the same premise, however, instead of shading areas of the face, you highlight points of the face (i.e., down the centre of the nose, brow bone, cupids bow, tops of the cheeks, tear ducts). This is a much subtler, youthful look that eliminates the harshness that can come with contouring. Take a look below at some products that will help you achieve this look and transform you into a dewy, illuminating goddess! MAC Strobe Cream is one of the first and most popular of strobe creams! Use after moisturiser and primer and focus on applying the product on the high points of the face for dewy luminous skin. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat is primarily used under the eyes to eliminate dark circles. However, this versatile product is amazing for strobing! While there’s no shimmer in this product, it’s dewy finish looks gorgeous and youthful popped on the high points of the face! Budget friendly NYX Born to Glow Illuminator comes in pink and peach tones. This illuminator has a brilliant colour pay-off and is long lasting. Chantecaille Liquid Lumière Anti-ageing Illuminator creates youthful luminosity while boasting anti-ageing properties. Used under foundation or on dab on top to create shimmery high points! Illamasqua Gleam is a gorgeous cream illuminator that is easy to apply and build-able. Rather than lathering this all over the face (don’t!), gently pat onto the skin highlighting the areas you want to pop!