What is strobing? How do you strobe? What do you use to strobe? These seem to be the most asked questions over the past month in the beauty community. The funny thing is, we’ve already been talking about strobing for years, because strobing is just highlighting without the contour!
Just like traditional highlighting, strobing is all about bringing out the high points on the face with a luminous glow. This includes your:
- brow bone
- cheek bones
- bridge of the nose
- cupid’s bow
The main difference is that instead of pairing the look with contouring, you let the highlighting shape your face on its own. You’re left with a very fresh-faced look with healthy and glowing skin; a really popular trend year round, but especially for summer.
To see my strobing routine and hear my tips, watch the video below:
Recently, I’ve been using the City Color Cosmetics Spotlight Highlight to highlight and strobe. I’ve always been partial to cream and liquid highlighters, and this one has quickly become my new favorite. It gives off an incredibly natural looking glow that catches the light beautifully. You can definitely build this up for a statement strobe, but for an even stronger effect, you can apply concealer on the high points and the highlighter over it. Either way, using liquid and cream face products during your strobing routine will enhance and maintain the dewy look best. Using a beauty blender or other sponge will help diffuse everything for a cohesive look.
More affordable highlighters for strobing: