There’s possibly no word in the English language that divides the beauty world more so than contouring.
It’s hard to fully get behind the idea of contouring, and that’s what makes me so hooked on strobing—the latest makeup trick gives the same sculpted effects as contour, but in a much more subtle way. Strobing only takes one key product to do it right….A really great highlighter.
While contouring is all about playing with shadows, strobing is focused on bringing out the light. Apply an illuminizer wherever you naturally get sun-kissed: Above your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your brow bone.
This is definitely a look that anyone can try, which leaves that glowy effect which is so much more modern than traditionally matte contour.
And as far as application, ( MAC Strobe Cream is the gold standard), this highlighter will brighten/accentuate your features, and a luminescent powder to set the look. Here are two tried-and-true tips for a strobe-like effect:
1) Fuse your skincare and makeup together as much possible for a dewy, wet-shine finish. For example, if you’re going to use concealer, add moisturizer to it.
2) Add shine to the areas of your face that catch light naturally, like your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, or temples.