Say Yes To Strobing

Say Yes To Strobing

Remember when I filled you in on "baking your makeup" in Why “Baking” Your Face Should Become Your Next Must-Do Makeup Method? Well today I have the scoop on another trendy makeup method that you should try your hand at. It first popped up a little more than a year ago, but many everyday cosmetic enthusiasts have left this method to the professionals and I think that's a shame. 

This probably goes without saying, but most makeup-wearers won't leave the house without at least applying some bronzer to emphasize their cheekbones. While contouring continues to reign supreme, strobing is definitely still picking up steam around the beauty industry and it can really glam up any look.

The idea of strobing is to illuminate or highlight different points of the face: the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, inner corner of the eyes and the cupid’s bow. 

This technique also uses little bronzer, though this is really only dusting it along the natural cheekbone line.

Recently, evidence of this makeup application tactic has popped up on our patron saint of cosmetic fads, Kim Kardashian-West, who reportedly uses Benefit's watt's up! cream highlighter.

I think this is a solid choice obviously, which is why I included it in my Highlighter Heaven: 5 Glowy Products That I Can't Wait To Try Out piece a few weeks ago. 

In my experience, strobing can be a bit tricky, as the line between a dewy finish and looking like you just returned from a particularly sweaty hot yoga session is pretty damn thin. 

However, once you get the hang of it, you just might become a ride-or-die fan. And I'll admit that it has certainly become a part of MY going-out-on-the-town makeup routine.

If you need a step-by-step guide to strobing, I highly recommend this tutorial from YouTuber Laura Neuzeth (whose blog you should also check out, by the way).

 Strobe on, lovelies.

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