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Is Strobing the New Contour?

Is Strobing the New Contour?

We’ve all heard about the infamous highlight and contour but it’s another beauty trend that has the beauty counters buzzing. Strobing is all about drawing more natural light to your face, hence the catchy name. Many professional face-beaters will tell you, the technique has been around for ages, but we all love a new, sexy name for a trend, right?

This highlighting trick can make your face look like it’s been dipped in crystals. And this technique isn’t limited to your face. There’s strobing for your abs, legs, arms and just about every other body part you can think of! I haven’t personally done it but, I’ve seen other MUA’s do their legs, arms, and necks.

Now before you brush off strobing or burn your contour brushes, give the makeup trick “all about lighting a chance”, and leave it to your Black girl Health Team to get the tea on if it’s all its lit up to be!

M.A.C creates a blazing path for strobing with a cream to tote that’ll run you only $33.00 and a little goes a long way! Use a pea sized amount of Strobe Cream on top of moisturizer and primer. This also comes in travel size as well and works perfectly well on African American women! I also like to strobe with Cheeky Bronze by MAC as well!

It’s Time to Start Strobing

  • Using your middle and ring finger tap a small amount of it from under your eye, below the pupil outwards and upwards along the cheek bone, aiming towards the temple, curve round and apply under the brow bone too.
  • Add a small amount onto the bridge of the nose, in between your eyes, on the tear ducts and a little bit on your chin. (You can add a little bit to the centre of the forehead too, but if you get shiny, you may want to skip this area to avoid oil slick territory!).
  • Now, grab a damp sponge and sponge your foundation on over the top.
  • You will be glowing and luminescent in all the right places, and the gleam looks as though it comes from within because it’s nestled under your foundation.

Voila! You’re now a strobing master! Go get your glow on sis!

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