If you are a social media whore like myself, you’ve probably noticed a bit of buzz around the word ”Strobing”? What the fook is strobing though? It kind of sounds like something you might do while on E. Well, apparently, it’s the new contouring darling. Except, it’s not really new. I’ve been strobing for years… I didn’t even know I was so on-trend. Sad face.
The good news is, it’s a lot easier and takes less time than contouring and it’s also a lot more natural. Instead of shading ourselves to within an inch of our lives, we just highlight certain features with a glow. If you’ve been a client of mine before, lucky you(!), you’ll know I enjoy a good highlighter. You will allow your skin to breathe a bit more as you’ll have less layers on it.
Strobing focuses exclusively on highlighter, applied where light would naturally hit your face – your cheekbones, brow bones, the centre of your forehead, down your nose, on your chin and above your cupid’s bow.)It’s all about popping and less about hiding and totally changing your face… beyond recognition in some instances!
Here’s my top products for you to ”strobe” with:
1. Mac’s Strobe Cream
So, this baby is technically a base product and it’s a brilliant one too. But it can also be used as a highlighter thanks to it’s iridescent particles. It will enhance your complexion and take your skin from to dull to glowing in an instant. You can pick this up for €33.50 for a 50ml tube.
2. Mac’s Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
One of my favourite highlighters of all time, Mac’s Soft and Gentle gives you a fabulous glow. If you wet your fingers a little, this will enhance your glow. It sweeps beautifully onto the apple of the cheeks. I have this product in Lightscapade too and it’s just as good. It’s €30.00 but it’s worth every pretty penny!
3. Botanics Radiance Balm
Botanics Radiance Balm can be used all over the face for an even and perfected skin-tone. It can also be used to give you a ”wetter” looking glow. It will definitely look less matte than the powder highlighters but you will be getting a shimmer that will dazzle. It’s a very good dupe for Mac’s Strobe Cream and it’s only €3.99 from Boots.
4. Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick
This Boots product is another great multi-tasker and it’ll help you achieve the look easily. It can be used as an eyeshadow too. The lightest colour in this shimmer brick will give you a nice gentle glow. This is perfect for anyone who might be a little afraid. Oh, and it isn’t pink like the tube suggests either and the best part is that you can pick up this product for €3.99.
5. Phloof! Eyeshadow from Mac
A great eyeshadow to have to hand as it doubles up as a highlighter too. Hoorah. You can get this as a refill for €10 or a stand alone shadow for €16.50. It has been favourite of mine for years and it looks fantastic under the brow area.
I thought I’d write this piece to keep you all informed that you don’t have to rush out and buy a load of new products to be in with the Strobe crew, you probably already have it at home and you might even already be doing it, if you’ve been following my tips 🙂
May the Strobe be with you,
The Girl Pout Town x