Strobing is the new contouring. Here’s how to do it without looking like a hot mess !

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Have you ever noticed that women that GLOWs and wondered how they create that youthful reflection ?? It is called Strobing and it is the new black in the beauty world !! Here is how to do it without looking like a hot mess …….

kardasianImage courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine.

What is strobing, you ask? It’s a fun term for highlighting, basically. Forget everything you learned about contouring (it was hard to master, anyway). Extra highlighting will give you a dewy, shimmery, more youthful glow. But because “dewy” can turn into “sweaty” super-quick, here are a few tips to keep you on the right track.

1. Prep your skin with a hydrating moisturizer. Strobing is all about getting the perfect glow, so you’ll need to replenish dull, dry skin with a good moisturizer first. If you have naturally oily skin, use one that’s oil-free.

2. Use a highlighter shade that best suits your needs. Highlighters traditionally come  either in a liquid substance ( think liquid foundation ) or a stick ( think large lip balm ). Both when used correctly are fabulous ! If you prefer a quick application sticks are the best but for the more practiced using a brush or beauty blender to apply a liquid is the most versatile option.

3. Only use the highlighter in spots that catch light: on your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, and above your cupid’s bow. This will enhance your natural features. Don’t spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess. If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already.

cosmo-image-gigiImage courtesy of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

4. After you’ve applied the highlighter, blend it out with your fingers, a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.

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What is your highlighter beauty hacks ??!! Leave a comment to share .

Sources include Cosmopolitan Magazine, Arbonne International, Beauty Bloggers .

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