The ‘strobing’ beauty trend…. Much like the contouring trend it’s everywhere at the moment and it has a few people (myself included at first) confused. What is it? How do you do it? Well here is a little explanation and guide to help you strobe your face without all the confusing lingo.


Strobing isn’t actually a new technique in the beauty industry.. It’s just a trend. *breaths sigh of relief*


Strobing is all about making your skin look healthy and glowing with a combination a skincare, creams and powder illuminators. It’s all about the #glow. You may have seen the #strobing tag on Instagram and been a little intimidated but it’s fairly easy to adapt the technique into your everyday routine.


Glistening products will add something a little more subtle to face – try creamy formulations like primers or cream illuminators to give you that ‘lit from within’ look. I absolutely love the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer and the Clarins Radiance Boosters for mixing in with foundations. This will give you a glowy look without looking OTT for everyday. It’s also really gorgeous to mix either of these with a super light base like a tinted moisturiser, try Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser for something easy to work with, to give a fresh-faced look.


Another way to get the highlighted look is by using powder highlighters. If you’ve got oilier skin then this is a great way to add some glow without looking like a grease ball throughout the day. Adding the powders to the top of your cheekbones, brow bones, inner corner of your eye and cupids bow are great ways to give you that illuminated looked. Some of my favourites are The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer and Mac Soft and Gentle.


If your after something a little more intense? Do both! If you dare ;)


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Have you tried the strobing trend? What are your favourite products for achieving a highlighted look?


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    Also agree with the girlies down below! One of my favourite highlighter shades is from the Face of Australia Glamazon Duo, I reallllllllly love this product so much it isn’t funny hahah, such a pity its limited edition, I have no idea what i’ll do if it doesn’t get released again x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

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    I just loooooooove strobing! Kevyn Aucoin products make it an absolute dream to do but I’ve got my eyes on the Illamasqua highlight, that colour is beautiful!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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    I just highlight as I usually do – top of the cheekbones is about enough for me for a day look! I’d love to try mixing a liquid highlighter with my foundation, but my skin is a bit on the combination to oily side as of late, so it might be something I can try in winter. I just got Champagne Pop and I love it, plus the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (liquid) in Opal :) xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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