So the latest trend we are seeing in makeup is called "strobing" ... What is strobing you ask?! Well basically, it's skipping contour and just highlighting over a dewy base. Talk about easy. It's something I have been doing for years, only out of sheer laziness really, but I love that it's become a thing as EVERYONE suits the softer more ethereal youthful look that strobing creates. It's also a helluva lot easier to get right.
Here's my guide to strobing in 3 easy steps.
1. Choose a highlight that suits your skin tone. For me I love The Balms Mary Lou Manizer as I am very fair, and this white gold is one of the only highlighters that actually highlights my ghost face 😂
If you're more of an olive skin tone I would recommend a golden bronze and for redheads an champagne/apricot/pinky highlight would be the best choice.
2. Choose the right consistency for your age and skin type. Dry skin would benefit from a cream highlighter like MAC Creme colour base. This is also a good choice for a mature skin. No matter what your skin type, avoid too much glitter if you can, to prevent ending up looking like a disco ball.
3. Find the high points of the face and go for gold! Top of the cheekbones, temples nose and chin. I love to highlight the tip of my nose and the Cupid's bow of the lip myself, it brings so much dimension to the face & defines the lips so much more than you would expect. One tip to remember is light will enhance, so keep it to areas that you are wanting to make a feature.
If you're still feeling a little confused, check out the diagram below! Good bye contouring, hello strobing.
NZ based hair and makeup artist, Mum, wife, beauty blogger, & advocate for self acceptance & empowering women.