You’ve heard your besties raging about this new makeup technique: Strobing. Well, it’s nothing but a Pro term for highlighting – when you put that little extra highlighter on the areas of your face where the light falls. And that would be your cheekbones, brow, your chin, centre of your forehead, and the bridge of your nose.
Why is strobing such a rage? Because the shimmery shades give your complexion a radiant glow; the overall effect is softer and more natural. You don’t need layers and layers of foundation, concealer, and powders to achieve this ethereal look.
Even though strobing calls for some extra highlighting, you need to be wary of creating that 90’s frosted face. So choose a highlighter that matches your skin tone. As a rule champagne coloured highlighters work best on Indian complexions. For dusky complexion gold-toned powders look good. Also look for fine shimmer in your powder or cream.
Here’s how you go about it:
On your lips and eyes
Use your highlighting eye shadow to add some light to your brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes. Now give yourself a lip lift with same highlighter, apply some just above your lips on the cupid’s bow. Diffuse the line with a cotton bud. We like or Maybelline Dream Luminous Touch Concealer, Rs.600
On your forehead and nose
Take little liquid illuminator on your finger tips and lightly blend in on the centre of your forehead and above your brows. Dust a little translucent powder to keep the look from appearing greasy. Try Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator, Rs 950. Now extend the highlighter down on your nose. Use a brush to apply the product. Go down in a thin line and blend just stopping on the tip of your nose. Keep the highlighter on bridge to give your nose a slim shape. Use an eye shadow blending brush to apply the highlighter on your nose.
On your cheeks and chin
Pick a shimmer powder with coral tint and apply it on your cheekbones taking it little towards your temple. Lakme Face Sheer in Sun Kissed Rs 400 is a shade that works on all skin tones. Use the sponge applicator in this and then blend in with your finger. Dust some of that powder on your chin as well with fluffy powder brush in a circular motion
For more tips, check out this strobing video tutorial by the queen of highlighting herself, Kim Kardarshian