It’s summertime and the celebs have chosen to flaunt the most trending makeup technique of the season- Strobing!
Intrigued to know what it's all about? This subtle technique relies on using an illuminator on the skin to enhance its natural radiance, highlighting the high points of the face where the light naturally hits. Often showcased by models on the runway and several celebs alike, it has gained popularity because of the ease behind it and the glow it bestows to the skin. Popular names such as Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Lisa Haydon and many more have hopped onto the strobing bandwagon and should you wish to as well, here all that you need to know.
Ace the makeup hack à la Gigi Hadid, picking a highlighter that matches with your skin tone. Before you begin the process, prep with a moisturised that rejuvenates and aids in getting that supple look.
Should you be worried about blemishes and minor spots, use a concealer before beginning with the process, following it up with choosing the correct highlighter from the range of champagne hues to ones with pink undertones. Once you have made your selection of the one you wish to use, make sure to apply it on the places where the light hits. Should you wish to take cues, Bella Hadid's strobing look provides the perfect go-to.
Thinking of matching it with a lip colour that stands out from the crowd? Go for it, taking a leaf out of Deepika Padukone's makeup handbook. Be t scarlet shades that impart a bold appearance or subtle ones that keep the emphasis on the strobing details, everything goes!
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Once you have applied the chosen highlighter on your face, it's also important to dab and blend it in order to give it the finesse it requires. Use your fingers to do it for you or opt for a tried-and-tested sponge to complete the beauty look, dabbing the product across your cheekbones, the mid of you chin, the cupid's bow, the top of your brows, your forehead and nose for that ideal finish.
While using strobing to get an on-point makeup look, its also important to keep acne at bay, especially if your skin is prone to it. In such a scenario, the safest hack is to avoid areas that are relatively more prone to breakouts, using a light hand on the highlighter to get the look.
For those who have an oily or combination skin, its best to add to cart matte products that help you move towards a winning beauty look whist keeping your skin healthy and supple. Be it a primer, powder or the highlighter, make sure to use beauty essentials that work in your favour.
Though strobing is sometimes confused with highlighting, it is important to note that the former does not include contouring, a technique which is important to the latter. Not only does strobing help you bring emphasis to certain areas of your face, but it also gives the skin a dewy finish just like what's been spotted on Kendall Jenner.
Once you are done, follow up the look with adding your other essential tricks to the look, rounding it off perfectly with eye makeup and defining elements like Kylie Jenner, and you will be ready to step out in style!
Ready to ace the trend in town? We know we certainly are!