Strobing: The latest beauty trend

Beauty trends and crazes hardly ever take my fancy. It was only a few weeks ago that I was so close to jumping on to the contouring bandwagon, when I almost purchased the Smashbox Contour Kit, and then realized that my super senstive skin most likely wouldn’t take to it – and so I calmly put it back on the shelf and walked away. But, strobing is right up my alley.

I’ve actually been strobing for years, even though up until recently, it was just known as highlighting. It’s simple yet effective and that’s what I like about it.


All you need is a pigmented, shimmery powder/cream that’s lighter than your skin tone and a fluffy brush and you’re good to go. Swirl your brush into the powder/cream, tap off the excess (if you’re using a powder) and apply to the parts of your face that the light will naturally hit i.e bridge of your nose, middle of your forehead, the highest part of your cheekbones, Cupid’s bow and under your brows for those of you with non-hooded eyes.

For the shimmer, I love using:
– Stila’s Kitten Eyeshadow (I smashed it up into a really fine powder and it works SO well!!) OR
– Stila’s Liquid Luminizer in Kitten
Smashed up eyeshadows work just as well as highlighting powders/creams – sometimes even better, so don’t be afraid to use it!

And for the brush, any brush would do really. However, I use the Elizabeth Arden Blush Brush to apply the shimmer and the Powder Brush to dust of any excess.

Strobing/highlighting is one of the easiest and most natural-looking beauty trends out there. I’m pretty sure that once you try it out, you’ll love it and will never look back


2 thoughts on “Strobing: The latest beauty trend

  1. tomboyamelia says:

    So being the tomboy that I am, and having a mom who also is a tomboy (plus does not want her little girl to fall victim to beauty trends), I’ve never been taught how to use makeup!
    I’ve figured out the basics of concealer (for my chronic fatigue, I always have nasty dark circles under the eyes) and mascara. But I stink at everything else.
    That said, sometimes I do wanna look pretty!
    So thank you for teaching me some basic makeup techniques here! Keep em coming 🙂

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