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