What is strobing? how to apply highlighter with the strobing technique

What is strobing, you ask? It"s a fun term for highlighting, basically. Forget everything you learned about contouring (it was hard lớn master, anyway). Extra highlighting will give sầu you a dewy, shimmery, more youthful glow. But because "dewy" can turn inlớn "sweaty" super-quiông chồng, here are a few tips to keep you on the right track.

1. Prep your skin with a hydrating moisturizer. Strobing is all about getting the perfect glow, so you"ll need to lớn replenish dull, dry skin with a good moisturizer first. If you have naturally oily skin, use one that"s oil-free, lượt thích Kiehl"s Sodium PCA Oil-Free Moisturizer.

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2. Use a highlighter shade that best matches your skin tone. To avoid the frosted "90s look, make sure the highlighter you"re using complements your skin tone for a subtle sheen.

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From top lớn bottom: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38; It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Crème Illuminizer, $24; Benefit Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter, $26; NARS The Multiple in "South Beach," $39

3. Only use the highlighter in spots that catch light: on your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, và 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 inlớn a greasy mess. If you have sầu oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have sầu a little shine already. (Tip via Colleen O"Neill.)

4. After you"ve applied the highlighter, blkết thúc it out with your fingers, a bạn brush, or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blkết thúc any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades inlớn the rest of your skin.

5. If you have oily skin, opt for matte bronzer, blush, or other facial products, và only use a shimmery highlighter. To avoid looking lượt thích a disco ball, choose a matte formula for most of your makeup (primer, foundation, bronzer, powder). Avoid highlighting areas on your face that have sầu breakouts — unless you want khổng lồ spotlight your blemish. (Tip via Colleen O"Neill.)

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