Strobing 101: Everything you need to know about this Hot new Makeup Trend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 0 1

Strobing 101 Everything you need to know


I’m sure by now most of you have heard about Contouring. Just pop the hashtag #contour into Instagram and you’ll find over 1.2 million posts! You might have even thought to try it, or tried it and found the technique to harsh for your face. Well not to worry my friends, I have the solution to make your features pop without bronzer, ABH or dark foundation.


Welcome to Strobing. What is strobing you ask? It is the technique of highlighting key areas of your face to make your features pop, enhance and brighten your overall look. Here’s what you’ll need:


Strobing basics


A great highlighting powder (or cream if you prefer), one that suits your skin tone. For skintones my shade or darker, opt with a powder that has a gold/bronze shimmer in it. I likeĀ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Soft and Gentle or my other fav NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross. Those of you with pink undertones can opt for a champagne shimmer like Benefit Cosmetics Watt’S Up Highlighter.


You’ll also need a good quality, natural hair brush like the MAC Mini Tapered Blending Brush #221 or a nice fan brush like the MAC Brush 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush.


Strobing explained


Once you have the necessities, follow the map guide above and you’ll be all strobed up and ready to go!




– Apply with light brush strokes, don’t use too much pressure- It’s easier to apply more than remove!


– Use a powder for a simpler application. It’s easier to work with than liquids/creams


– Take the flash test! Take a pic after you apply and use the flash on your phone. If it looks too bright under your eyes, you’ll know to either use a different shade or less product


Have you tried this technique? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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