Trend of The Season, That Is Making Everyone Go Crazy –STROBING

Posted on: 26/08/2015, by @magnetlook

Images by makeup artist @aniamilczarczyk

You have only just got the hang of contouring your face but the beauty world has already moved on and a new trend is taking over. Now, you may be annoyed thinking,  ‘But I’ve mastered this whole contouring thing’. Think again – strobing is easier and looks much more natural on the skin, which is perfect for the summer season. Think more of the subtle dewy make-up of Kendall Jenner rather than the heavy contoured make-up look of Kim Kardashian.

If you are wondering what this strobing concept is all about then let me explain. Strobing is highlighting parts of the face that would normally hit the sun – which most of you probably do already as part of your make-up routine, however this time it’s without the contour. It is done to try and achieve the perfect dewy glow to the skin. 

Images by makeup artist @aniamilczarczyk

The Base

There are several products that you are going to need in order to achieve the strobing make-up look. Let’s start with the base. Firstly, use a hydrating or a radiance primer such as the Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer.  Still continuing on with the base, the next step is to use a dewy skin mist or a dewy skin cream all over the face. My top recommendation would be the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, which is the one Kim Kardashian is reported to use, however it’s extremely difficult to get hold of in the UK as it’s only available on their website for $48 plus shipping and taxes. One that is easier to get hold of is Mac Prep + Prime Fix +, which is available in all MAC stores, as well as online. 


The Foundation 

Now for the foundation. Feel free to go in with your usual foundation that you already know suits your skin type and skin tone. However, if you want this look to be more fresh, then apply a BB cream or a tinted moisturiser as opposed to foundation like the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £26.00. You can mix this in with the MAC Strobe Cream, available from their website or in stores for £24.50, for the ultimate glowing skin. For a lighter coverage and a more flawless application I recommend using a damp BeautyBlender, available for £16.00. The next step , to achieve a more highlighted look, is to apply a concealer that’s a couple of shades lighter than your skin tone to the under eye area, the bridge of the nose, the chin and in between your eyebrows on your forehead. For this I would recommend the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer available for £7.99 and blend this out with the damp BeautyBlender also. You are going to need to set the concealer underneath your eyes to prevent creasing throughout the day. For this, I suggest using MAC Shaping Powder in Emphasize for £16.50, which is a light setting powder, to really brighten up this area. 

The Highligher 

Onto the best part – using the highlighters! To really enhance the shine to your face in the areas that would naturally catch the light, start with a cream highlighter and then apply a powder highlight on top. Apply the highlighter to the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, the middle of the forehead in between the eyebrows, the upper lip and the chin (as shown in the image opposite).

A great cream highlighter is the Benefits Watt’s Up!. Apply this with your fingertips to the areas previously mentioned. On top of this, apply the powder highlight witha fan brush. I would highly recommend the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop, which is available from Sephora for $38.00 plus shipping and taxes.


                      Images by makeup artist @aniamilczarczyk

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