5 Quick Hacks To Strobing Like A Pro
Posted on November 02 2019
So, you want to strobe like a pro? Well, you’ve come to the right blog. In the last few years, strobing has pushed its way to the top of the most buzzed about makeup techniques (move over, contouring!). The name comes from strobe lighting and it's purpose is to give your face a dewy glow.
Strobing is basically the art of defining your face with highlights. The technique accentuates your natural beauty without covering your face with layers of different shades of makeup. Below, we share exactly how to master this makeup technique so you can join in on the latest beauty trend.
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO STROBING
With so many new makeup techniques to learn, you can becoming overwhelmed. But you can take strobing off the list because with a few essential makeup products and our easy step-by-step guide you'll be a pro in no time.
STEP #1: MOISTURIZE
Clean your face and then apply moisturiser - this is crucial because strobbing is all about achieving that magical glow, so your skin needs a hydrated base to start with. We love to use Era Organics Facial Moisturizer as it leaves skin lovely and hydrated thanks to the natural ingredients it acts as a great skin primer ready for your foundation application.
STEP#2: USE THE RIGHT HIGHLIGHTER FOR YOUR SKIN TONE
Strobing is not one size fits all. Find out which shade of highlighter will complement your skin tone best.
If you have fair to light skin…there are a few different highlighter shades that will look stunning on you. Champagne, pearl, and pink highlighters complement your skin tone the best.
If you have medium skin…steer clear of highlighters that are super-pink. If you don’t, you’re at risk of wearing a highlighter with a super harsh finish. Instead, opt for highlighters that are peach or creamy beige shades.
If you have olive skin...the key to selecting your highlighter shade match is finding one that will flatter the yellow undertones in your skin. We’ll do the heavy lifting for you—that shade is coral!
If you have dark skin…gold and bronze highlighters will help you shine your brightest.
STEP #3: HIGHLIGHT HIGH POINTS
Use highlighter only on areas that catch light, like your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, and above your cupid's bow. This will enhance your natural features. Don't spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess. If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already. I love the INIKA Baked Mineral Illuminisor, apply to the high points of your face. I love it because it's all natural, vegan makeup and nothing less is getting on this face.
STEP #4: BLEND
Now blend it out with your fingers, a brush, or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.
Bonus #1: Amp up your glow by applying a couple of drops of Amaki Japanese Tsubaki Anti-Aging Face Oil onto your makeup sponge and use it to blend the concealer outwards.
STEP #5: BRONZE
If you have oily skin, use a matte bronzer like Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer by Elizabeth Mott on your nose, cheekbones, and hairline for an incredible naturalized look.
Bonus #2: APPLY A NEUTRAL LIP COLOR
Finish your look with a neutral lip look, like Claire Noir's Eden Lipstick.
Bonus #3: DEFINE THE EYES
Use a a highlighting pencil on the inner corners of the eyes to make them bright and doll-like. We used Benefit's High Brow pencil (ad $14.68), it's the best.