There's possibly no word in the English language that divides the beauty world more so than "contouring." We love it for the technique's cheekbone-hallowing, face-slimming effects, and when it's done right, it looks quite mesmerizing. But the skill and time it takes to perfect the look simply isn't for everyone.
Strobing only takes one key product to do it right (and you probably already have it in your makeup bag!): A really great highlighter.
A “strobed” face is achieved by applying highlighter where the sun would naturally hit your face — including the bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, center of the forehead, cupid's bow, brow bones, and cheekbones. The process can even begin under your foundation with a radiance-boosting primer or a very emollient moisturizer.
Some have dismissed it as another marketing ploy for contouring — but strobing is actually the opposite of that. “Contouring is adding lowlights and shadows to your face by using a bronzer that's a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone,” says Douglass. “Strobing, however, is focusing on the light.”
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