Monday, 13 July 2015

Beauty Focus: Strobing

The next biggest thing to send the beauty world into total meltdown is a new technique called "strobing". And just like when the beauty world went crazy over contouring, it has been a thing for a very long time.
To put it really bluntly, strobing is just highlighting. Contouring, without the contour. It's something I have done for a while, I personally love it, especially in summer. It gives your face light and structure, without going heavy on makeup, which is one of the reasons why I love it so much in summer.

Strobing, in my opinion, is far easier than contouring. Although I don't find contouring difficult, I know a lot of people really struggle to understand it or the best way to do it for their face shape. With strobing, all you need to do is sweep highlighter over your highest points; above the brows, on the brow bone, down the nose, on your cheekbones and your chin. Done!

I am currently swtitching between 3 products for my highlighting, all of which are slightly different:
Highlight from Maybelline Master Sculpt - this is probably one of my favourite highlighters ever, I hope Maybelline release it on it's own. A rather pale highlight, but blends perfectly into the skin and gives you a really natural light to your face.
Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar - there are 3 shades in the Golden Sugar palette that I enjoy using for highlighting. The first is a very white/silver highlight, that doesn't really suit me but is good for the brow bone and inner corner of eyes. The second is a champagne colour which gives me a more natural looking highlight, and the third is a gold - but without being too gold - which is my favourite for my skin tone at the moment. It especially looks great on a sunny day!
Radiance Fluid from No7 - I still have this sample-sized tube from No7 of their Radiance Fluid. I really like this to luminise my skin underneath my foundation, or just on it's own. Pure radiance in a tube!

What do you think of strobing?

Ellie x


  1. Strobing aint for me im a oil queen lol

    1. Yeah it's unfortunately one of those things that isn't for everyone!

  2. It's a thing that's not for everyone but it can work depending on the products you use - I love the glow your skin gets but for everyday I prefer the delicate 'healthy' glow! :)

    Layla xx

    1. I agree :) depends on your skintone too, like my skin works best highlighted by golden tones and gold :) just highlighting is an old trick but it's nice to have a name for it haha xx

  3. so nice :)

  4. I love the Maybelline Master Sculpt.. it's such an handy little product xx

    Gemma |


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