Is contouring really old news? Well according to the beauty world it’s dying out, and the new trend of strobing is taking over.
I remember searching YouTube for a million tutorials, and watching for hours on how to contour like Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, and after finally getting the hang of it I see that it’s now all about the highlight.
Strobing is the term for highlighting without the contour.
When strobing, you want to place the highlight you are using on all of the high points of your face. Basically where ever the sun would naturally hit and reflect off of your skin.
Here is a pictorial I made to show you the key areas to highlight. You can highlight as much as you want depending on what look you are going for.
You are going to want to highlight in these key areas:
- Brow Bone
- Above the Brow
- Upper Cheek Bones
- Bridge of Nose
- Cupids Bow
- Below the Lip
- Inner corner of Eye’s
You can use liquid illuminator’s or powder. I like to use both for a more bold look. I apply the liquid first, and then set it with a powder highlight.
My favorite powder highlights at the moment are “Gilded Honey” by Laura Geller, and “Mary Lou-Manizer’ by The Balm Cosmetics. My favorite liquid highlights are Loreal’s True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator, and E.L.F. Essentials Shimmering Facial Whip ($1).
For the look in this pictorial here are the makeup products that I used. I like to use neutral colors so that it really looks like a natural glow from within.
I hope you all enjoyed this post. Let me know if your all about this glow life lol.
Thanks for reading!