Sunday, 12 July 2015

Let's talk about strobing

What on earth is strobing? I first came across the art of strobing when watching the ever so talented gossmakeupartist which he describes as a makeup technique that involves highlighting the face for a dewy healthy finish to the skin. To me it sounds like nothing new, highlighting and contouring has been popular since Kim Kardashian made it all the rage. Not to mention MAC strobe cream which received a lot of attention a couple of years ago. But what makes this beauty trend different is the lack of contouring which achieves a more natural look with purely highlighting only- think runway model luminous glowing skin!

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream

Strobing or 'reverse contouring' works by accentuating the high points which ultimately creates dimension to the face without the need for dark tones and shadows to recess your features thereby achieving a much softer effect. The forehead, down the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, temples and cupids bow are the common places which tend to hit the light naturally. Sounds perfect for an everyday healthy illuminated skin look.

Are you already a strober or keen to give strobing a go? Let me know in the comments below.


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