01, 07, 2015
Happy July 1st everyone! So in the last year or so contouring has been a very huge trend, and maybe you’re a bit tired of it by now – if you’re ready to move onto the next thing then introducing: Strobing. Yes, it’s a bit of a odd name but it’s name makes all sense since it’s exactly the opposite of contouring. Instead of applying lowlights to where the sun and shadows naturally hit your face you are highlighting where the lights naturally hit your face instead.
Strobing isn’t exactly a new thing though since many actresses and performers have been doing this method for many years now. It’s a beautiful way to accent the high points on your face without overpowering any of your features – in fact it is a lot more natural, fresh, and youthful looking than a contour.
I’ve been playing around with strobing for a few weeks now and have been applying my favourite highlighter (The Balm Mary-Lou) to the bridge of my nose, cheekbones, top of my eyebrow arches, cupid’s bow, center of my eyelids, and chin for a natural glow to the skin. If you want to up a highlighter, then try using a luminizer or you can find products that are specifically for strobing such as MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream.
What are your thoughts on this strobing trend, and will you or have you been trying it out as well?