Makeup | Strobing Tutorial

Friday, 3 July 2015












               Strobing is a thing now. Apparently.

It's the latest Summer trend. To replace the crowned 'contour' trend of 2014. I don't care for contour on most days, it's just for formal occasions when you want to look way more attractive. Most days, I stick to highlighter.

Imagine my exasperation when all the new sites and all my friends started raving about strobing. A technique used to create a dewy, shiny glow to the skin that looks almost unreal. Which it is. I have thrown a fan brush across the room and screamed 'It's highlighting!' at least once.

So here is an easy tutorial on how to get that ethereal glow to the skin!



1 | After priming your face with Benefit the POREfessional Face Primer, slap it with Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 150 Buff. Keep it on using Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder. Your face does not need to be matte like mine, and you can use a dewy foundation for the extra oily effect. 

2 | Apply a highlighter to the high points of your face. I'm using Benefit High Beam but you can use any shimmery cream or powder product lighter than your skin. 

3 | Prominent high points of your face are : cheekbones, bridge of the nose, arch of the brow, brow bone, corner of the eye, cupid's bow, chin, and forehead. Pick three or all or death. Your choice.

4 | Blend using a damp sponge or your fingers. Or simultaneously. A damp sponge blends the highlighter to look natural, your fingers help prevent streaks.

5 | You can stop here but that would just be regular ol' highlighting and we don't want that. We want our faces so shiny, the moon is jealous. 

6 | Taking Essence Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter in 10 Look On The Bright Side on a blending brush, blend it into the high points. Your glow would be so bright, you emulate the sun. 

7 | Blend the product into your skin with a damp sponge. We don't want to overpower the sun. It provides warmth under its rays. You just provide beauty.

8 | Apply Essence Silky Touch Blush in 050 Sweetheart onto your cheeks, focusing on the cheekbones. Apply any left on the brush on your chin and nose. Think natural sunburn.

9 | You're done! A Not-So-Subtle glow for any occasion. You are a beautiful sweaty angel. Now cover your face up or else you'll blind anyone who looks at you. 


I may or may not have written the tutorial half-asleep at 2AM

Jokes aside, Strobing is a fun and easy way to give an extremely youthful look to your skin. Some people enjoy it, some don't. It's okay. You should try it at least once to see. I wouldn't do this regularly but I have a few friends who have incorporated this into their daily makeup.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, and found it easy to follow along. Even though I might not understand it myself. Half-Asleep Bash is difficult to understand, slurring and babbling almost as much as Anemic Bash.

If you want to see more, please follow me on bloglovin' since I will be posting a few more makeup looks soon!

So will you try out strobing? What do you think of this new trend?

135 comments

  1. You look gorgeous! I have not yet tried strobing and this tutorial is very helpful ^-^

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  2. looking great! I've been doing this everyday but now its called strobing? hahaha go figure.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. This is so cool! Thanks for the tutorial! x

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  4. Im loving the strobing trend, its so pretty for summer, you look stunning!

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  5. I agree with you girl, strobbing is just another name for highlighting. Trends are always come and go but each time with different names. You look stunning you beautiful sweaty angel lol.

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    1. So true! I've had High Beam by Benefit and didn't use it back in the days, just because I didn't know HOW to use it! But thanks to this tutorial I head over heels to try it again! Love this old "new" trend! ;D Well done, Bash! Have a fab weekend, honey!

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  6. That has made such a difference! When I use highlighter, this is pretty much what I do so it's good to know I'm doing something right! Fab tutorial - you've made it look so easy!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  7. So cool! Always love your beauty tutorials, Bash <3 I really want to try highlighting since forever and you convinced me to try the essence so glow :)

    xo Stefanie
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  8. Your references to the moon and sun cracked me up, haha. You look wonderful! (Also, you don't need contour at all, because hello, natural prominent cheekbones right there!) I love some intense highlighting so I'll most likely be wearing this look. Can't wait for more of your makeup looks!

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  9. Looks stunning! I always have done strobing, I just never knew it had a name. Contouring is always a bit risky in my books, but I try! Great Tutorial! x

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  10. Such a great tutorial! You look amazing!
    xo, Jane
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  11. I'm so out of the look that I didn't know strobing was a thing lol. It looks so good on you though! I usually don't commit that much time to my makeup, but I might have to try out your tutorial one of these days.

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  12. Looks great! :)

    So,.. is there really a difference between high-lighting and strobing?

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  13. Oooh, I've heard a bit about this strobing technique, good to see it in action! You did a good job with the application, looks fantastic!

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  14. Love the step by step, you look amazing in every photo!

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  15. Ooooh, it looks snazzy! I literally have no idea what it is as this mug doesn't suit make-up at all, but great to see how you did it!

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  16. You look amazing! Love this post and the step by step guide! xx

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  17. You are very beautiful!!!

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    Have a nice day !

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  18. very beautiful!
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  19. This was so helpful thank you so much for posting this! Life saver!!! x

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  20. hahaha, nice tutorial, you should watch Jackie Aina's rendition of the strobing tutorial, it's awesome.

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  21. fantastic tutorial, very easy to follow ...I heard about stobing....everyone's talking about it:)
    it does sound like conturing to me as well:)
    indeed!

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  22. Great tutorial...love it!

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  23. You look so lovely! Really good tutorial! I'm going to try this!
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  24. Great tutorial and I love how glowing your skin looks!

    cute & little

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  25. Great look! Love your blog, keep up the good work :)

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  26. What an amazing tutorial! I'm totally going to have to try this, you look gorgeous ♥
    Amy xx

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  27. I think you look so pretty in all photos!! thanks for this amazing tutorial, I definitely must try this!!
    thanks for sharing!!
    xx, Natali

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  28. Wow, this is amazing. I've never heard of this before but now I want to try it!!
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  29. Oooo, it does look pretty! I love the dewy effect!

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  30. I love this tutorial! It looks AMAZING once done, I need to try this!

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  31. I've heard about strobing a few times now. I love a glow complexion so I will definitely be trying this. I 'm going to try and hunt down the Essence highlighter you used as well. Love the idea of a cream to powder highlighter. I only have powder highlighters in my stash! x

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  32. very precise tutorial. I've been learning to do this one but seems like I can't get it right. I will try your instructions :)

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  33. Love this, you look gorgeous! But it's clearly a high-maintenance job and I'm definitely a low-maintenance make up user ;) <3

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  34. Sounds interesting, I need to try this out

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  35. Love the look on you :) Must give strobing another try.. may help my ridiculously round face :p

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  36. You look lovely! Great tutorial :) I'm not really into contouring because it' such a high maintenance makeup and not good as an everyday makeup, unless you're a Kardashian. Anyway, we didn't had a name for it before but me and some of my friends have been strobing for a long time now :)

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  37. Wow, so cool. Looks like highlighting to me too haha. You look gorgeous, thx for sharing this. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  38. I havent really tried strobing but it looks really interesting and way easier than contouring.
    I can see myself changing from contouring to strobing :3

    xoxo
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  39. Such a lovely look! I love the lip colour too! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. great tutorial, I never heard of this trend before. It looks great on you :)

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  41. Oh my gosh, you have the most amazing cheekbones ever! So jealous. Love that lip color as well, and the tutorial was really easy to follow, although I have to admit I'm probably way too lazy to ever even attempt it.

    Angelina Is

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  42. omg, fantastic makeup darling! you look gorgeous :D xoxo

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  43. Your makeup looks absolutely beautiful. Your skin is great! X
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  44. Hi beautiful, so this is the secret weapon!! I love how you skin looks without it but I have to admit that the highlighter look awesome! thanks so much for this tutorial, Have al lovely weekend.x
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  45. I love those essence blushes! I feel like 'strobing' is not really a new technique but more just contouring and highlight without the contour! Haha
    Either way this look gorgeous on you!


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  46. I had seriously never heard of this but you look amazing and now I need some highlighter so I can give this a go!

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  47. I like this idea of strobing, perfect for if you're pale and can't find a good contour shade or you're in a rush and don't want to risk an iffy contour. Great post! x

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  48. Love, love, love the glow you achived here! Your skin is glowing like a choir of angels have decided to shine their light on you~ I need to go buy some more highlighters asap *dashes off to the beauty shop*
    xxx
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  49. asdfghkjl too many trends! Can't! Keep! Up!!! Hehe jokes aside, the glow really looks quite beautiful! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  50. lol this whole time i didn't even know what the trend was called! anyways great tutorial. you are gorgeous!!

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  51. NICE
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  52. Very cool tutorial and my god you are so pretty!

    xx
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  53. Step1. Be naturally gorgeous and have the cheek bones of a goddess! You look amazing!

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  54. I wasn't really convinced of strobing until this post Bash, you look so amazing and have done a fab job :)

    Elle
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  55. You look so cool !
    xoxo,

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  56. You look gorgeous!

    Samio
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  57. I really like strobing because contouring looks really odd on me because I'm really pale so I couldn't find the right darker shades. Strobing is so better :)

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    Sarah
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  58. You are gorgeous! I would love to give this a try! I've always wanted to learn basic contouring, but it seems like so much work, and I'm a little intimidated by it. I currently use a foundation that makes my skin look dewy, so maybe this will be a good look for me? We will see, I guess!

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  59. Love your tutorial, you look gorgeous . I like this trend but i don't love it. I'm from a place with hot weather and a lot of humidity and also I have oily face so this was my regular look without the need of any highlighter or makeup product, now that i live in a cold place I kind of enjoy my matte face .
    x,Abrl

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  60. you look so beautiful and I love the way you highlight your face shape :) I mostly highlight or contour only if I'm going out , not for work :D:D


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  61. Your make-up looks fantastic!
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  62. Bash, you look so glowy and as pretty as ever. I'm totally going to give this 'strobing' malarkey a whirl following your tutorial :D xx

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  63. Wow, you look beautiful!! (as usual). I have never even heard of this. I like the darker lip on you too.

    Amy Ann
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  64. Hahahahahha I know how you feel. "Strobing?" Ridiculous hahaha for simple highlighting. Love that you rock the highlights! I usually contour on a normal day, but I skip the highlight, which is like the opposite of what you do, haha.
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  66. You look stunning with and without and purple is so your colour Bash! :)

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  67. You look stunning. I love the styling of these photos as well.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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  68. Love this! I've never heard of strobing. Just started contouring not too long ago. Will have to try this.

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  69. great tutorial! I love your lipstick color!
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  70. Great tips! This looks really good and natural! xxx


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  71. You're so pretty, Bash. The hijab really suits you. Can't wait to see more of your hijab ootds :)

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  72. Hi Bash I just want you to know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)

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  73. I really like your tutorial, it looks easy and the effect is stunning :) Thanks for sharing it, Bash!

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  74. I love this makeup!!

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  75. Thanks for this tutorial, dear!
    You look fab!
    xx Elisa
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  76. wow such amazing makeup!! love love love <3

    xx,
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  77. Yayy.. Bash! Thanks for this incredible tutorial! I should have learned it before but thanks heaps, I found this.. I'll go try it myself soon :)

    xo
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  78. You are so beautiful <3 Love the makeup!
    xoxo,
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  79. Awesome!!!!

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    I have a new post up!!

    xoxo

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  80. Amazing, you're beautiful!

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  81. Can I just say that your skin is positively flawless! Good job on the tutorial and very nice pictures. I use some of the products you're using too.

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  82. Hmm... Well, you certainly look lovely Bash, but I don't know if it would suit me! I definitely want to give it a try, though, just to experiment and see if I like the look! This is a brilliant tutorial :) thanks for sharing! x

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  83. This is so interesting! You look gorgeous, Bash! I might just have to try it :)

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  84. Awesome! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  85. 1. Your pictures are incredible
    2. I LOVE your lipstick
    3. I think you just gained a new reader !!

    Keep the good blogging up!
    H x

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  86. Looking amazing!
    Have a great evening!
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  87. Amazing look! So nice lipstick:)

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  88. cool post! :)

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  89. This looks so pretty! I'm not a big fan of contour for everyday either but I think this is more wearable x
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  90. Hi love! I hope you had a great weekend! You look absolutely beautiful today, as always! Love your make-up routine post!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  91. makes a huge difference!!

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  92. Girl you are hilarious! I'll have to check out the benefit and essence products. It looks great for pictures, but does it look natural in person?

    xx Yasmin
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  93. Great tutorial, this color looks great on you.

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  94. You've probably made the best tutorial I've seen on this so far, it looks so beautiful on your skin! I'm actually a big fan of the whole idea of strobing, but I think its one of those things I would love on other people and hate on myself haha. I have such a round chubby face that contour always seems like a must in my routine, but I definitely agree that its something everyone should try out at least once! Just for me it'll probably be a day I'm home, alone, with nobody else around.... :x

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  95. Great tutorial! That highlighter looks amazing on you!

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  96. I have never heard of strobing before but I am glad you told me! I don't own highlighter but maybe with this new trend-I'll give it a try. Honestly, I do love using bronzer a lot though :P
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  97. Great tutorial, love the bright lip and neutral make up!

    Tanya
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  98. stunning!! really highlights your pictures well!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  99. I haven't tried but I am definitely going to.Since it's the new talk of the town. Even if it wasn't, it still looks so lively.

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  100. Thanks for sharing this make up tutorial on glowing skin. You always have such flawless skin. I think it looks great on you.

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  101. You look amazing, the makeup looks very natural<3 do you want to support each other by following each other's blog?:) please let me know if you re interested so I can follow you right back:)

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  102. you are such a Beauty

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  103. You look amazing! :) Love this tutorial, too!

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  104. loved the natural look you created.
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  105. you look beautiful!
    congrats for this natural look :)

    xoxo,
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  106. Beautiful natural make-up! I really love the High Beam from Benefit!

    XX

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  107. I had never heard of strobing before until I came across this post. You're right, it's highlighting. Why can't it just be called highlighting? Ah well, with my naughty combination skin I will look like I'm 'strobing' at the end of the day. There has to be some upsides to having oily skin, right?

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  108. I didn't really understand 'strobing' but it looks awesome on you- need to invest in a highlighter now ^.^

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  109. I've actually never heard of this before! It seems like it's pretty much just highlighting, but whatever you call it you look GORGEOUS!

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  110. You look beautiful. And YAS, this is what I needed, thanks for the tutorial! :)
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  111. You are so naturally gorgeous! So lucky to look so beautiful even without make up! I love the idea of 'strobing' I will deffo look into doing this now! :) haha thanks for the tutorial! xx

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  112. lovely makeup look, really want highbeam now!

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  113. It might not be something I will ever try as my skin is as pale as most highligthers, so I'm still on the contouring-thing. It looks great on you though! You should definitely do this more!
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  114. great tips...will try :)
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  115. Y'know, I've been seeing this pop up around the interwebz and I was like "strobing???" like, ngl, that's a p cool thing to call it. It sounds like slang for attending some kind of rave. I haven't tried it out, really, not since it's been under that epithet, anyway. But, I used to be highlighter-obsessed, and it's basically the same thing. Okay, ramblies aside, I love your blog. I love the way you write/explain things, and your photos are lovely. xx

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  116. Haha I had the exact same reaction to strobing - I've been highlighting like that for years!! Your skin looks absolutely flawless :)

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  117. I've always been too scared to try this out as it looks a bit too much for me. But you pull it off well without applying a lot! its encouraged me to experiment this type of look too!

    Yours truly, Micah.
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  118. Well, doesn't this just make it all look and sound so easy, this is so great. I have to agree, "It's just highlighting!" That's my initial reaction too aha.

    Kindly,
    Sheree

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