Friday, July 31, 2015

Strobing Beauty Trend

Have you heard of the latest beauty craze, strobing? It's been popping up all over the place lately, so I finally looked to see what it actually was, and it turns out I've been doing it for years! Strobing is basically contouring, except you only use illuminators - no scary dark colors necessary, which makes it way easier! The technique is simple - you use an illuminating cream or powder (I love Stila's All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer - it blends really easily!) and put it where the sun would naturally hit your face - the center of your forehead, down the center of your nose, across the tops of your cheekbones, the center of your chin, and your cupid's bow (bonus - I also put it in the inside corners of my eyes and under my brows, and sometimes in place of eyeshadow when I'm in a hurry).

In the weeks leading up to my wedding people kept telling me I was glowing - well part of that was natural, and part of it was the strobing! It not only adds a subtle shimmer to your face, but also gives some of the sculpting benefits of contouring without all of the work. You can see it on my cheekbones in my extreme close-up below - it's subtle but really pretty:

I like to start with a base of tinted moisturizer (hellooooo Bare Minerals Tinted Gel!), and then I put the illuminator directly on top and blend with my fingers. I then top with setting powder to take down some of the shimmer and so that it lasts all day.


And voila! All done! It just takes a minute or so more to apply, and to me it is so worth it.

Have you tried strobing?

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