If you’ve been wondering about this whole “strobing” pattern as well as whether it includes pulsating lights as well as high-octane home music, it doesn’t, so feel complimentary to leave your glow sticks at home.

But what is does include is highlighting, as well as great deals of it. Basically, it’s great old-fashioned highlighting, only a lot more intense as well as extreme, as well as it normally includes layering a number of products to accentuate certain areas and/or one or a lot more of your features.


In strobing the skin looks dewy as well as glowing, however not in an icky or sweaty way, as well as the technique is to highlight certain areas while keeping the rest of your skin fairly matte or semi-matte.

Here’s exactly how I like to do it…

First, I blend an illuminating, moisturizing cream with a minor sheen (not a shimmer) around my face.


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Next, I stipple a foundation or tinted moisturizer on top on that, with the goal being to get the sheen to somewhat appear with my deal with makeup, so my general skin looks somewhat dewy (but not full-on shiny).

Then, while my foundation is still wet, I pat a shimmery highlighting cream onto the tops of my cheekbones as well as down the bridge of my nose.

After that, for even a lot more depth as well as dimension, I sweep a shimmery highlighter onto the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, on my Cupid’s bow, under as well as over the arches in my brows, as well as within the inner corners of my eyes.

Then I dust the staying product on the clean in the middle of my forehead as well as the center of my chin.

Next, to amplify the radiate in a couple places, I wet a synthetic clean with a makeup setting spray as well as dab it onto the tops of my cheekbones as well as down the bridge of my nose.

You can stop right here if you want but…

…since I feel a bit naked without color on my cheeks, I normally sweep a matte blush onto the apples of my cheeks at this point (the matte surface contrasts with the shimmer), then dust a shimmery bronzer onto my cheekbones as well as across my forehead to warm up my skin tone a little.

If you want to improve the contrast between your highlighted areas as well as the rest of your deal with as well as make your highlights even a lot more “highlighty” (?), you can powder down the sides of your nose, your forehead as well as the areas just under your cheekbones with your preferred deal with powder.

That’s it! I hope you have fun strobing.

Products utilized (or mentioned) in this post…

Bobbi brown additional Illuminating wetness Balm

MAC Strobe Cream

Tom Ford Skin Illuminator in terminate Lust

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed in Opal

NARS blush in Tribulation (from the autumn 2015 collection)

NARS 42 Eye Brush

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ in Yuzu

Real methods Duo-Fiber Contour Brush

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer For deal with as well as Body in Baked

MAC Sheertone blush in Gingerly

MAC 188 little Duo Fibre deal with Brush


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