If you're into cosmetics, you're probably already aware that contouring (aka a sculpted look) is out and strobing is in. But exactly what is this new highlighting technique? I'll break down how to strobe, what you tools and products you need, and why you're going to love this (almost) effortless beauty technique. To help me out, I spoke with Los Angeles celebrity make-up artist Anthony Nguyen, who says, "there are tons of makeup techniques that get recycled from generation to generation, and somehow get coined a new word and all of a sudden it's a 'new' trend. 'Strobing' is one of them."
OK, but how does one strobe? "Strobing," explains Nguyen, is basically highlighting your skin without the contour to give you a naturally lit from within look. It's supposed to look effortless, fresh, and a few steps shy of being too shiny. Imagine being at the beach, and you've got a fresh sun-kissed look with a natural glow from the dewy air. That's the look you want, and that's what strobing's all about! The look isn't about looking matte, it's a look that embraces radiance, shine, and still being able to see your skin."
Here's a step-by-step guide to strobing, with some of Nguyen's favorite products. Oh, and since my combination skin seemed perfect for this technique, I tried it out myself and added a couple of products that worked best for me. Here we go, people. Let's strobe.