Most of us are probably familiar by now with contouring and how it works. If you’re a beauty enthusiast or not, you’ve probably seen photos of the Kardashians with chiselled cheekbones and slim features – which is the illusion a fierce contour can give. If you’ve tried to do this yourself, then you’re aware of how tricky it can be to get it right and not go overboard. Strobing, on the other hand, could be considered as doing the opposite.
Strobing is not exactly new, but just another fancy term for highlighting. Applying a cream or powder highlighter to the high points of your face (cheekbones, top of the nose, brow bone, upper lip, and chin) is your usual type of highlight. Strobing takes highlighting to the next level.
This skill has become popular with beauty gurus and makeup artists this year and is perfect in the summer months. It’s a lot simpler than contouring, and ‘more’ is definitely better when strobing is concerned. It creates a ‘dewy’ and radiant glow to the skin when the light hits your face. This shapes your face in a different way, bringing your best features forward instead of shadowing them as contouring would. It’s less harsh, and definitely a makeup favourite to get that perfect summer glow.
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