Do you Strobe?

If you follow makeup trends then you have heard about strobing.  Strobing is using highlighter to enhance and create a glow – no contouring here, feel free to leave your favorite contour powder off to the side for this look.  Strobing is perfect for spring because spring is all about having healthy and glowing skin – strobing allows you to cheat a glow while your skin is transitioning from the winter months.


How to do it

Use your favorite highlight and apply it where the sun naturally hits your face: the center of your forehead, cheekbones, brow bones, down the bridge of your nose, and Cupid’s bow.  This will create a mesmerizing and natural glow that will have you doing double takes of yourself as you pass a mirror.  Don’t lie, when you nail your daily beat, you have totally looked at yourself twice in the mirror and may have said, “Damn, I did THAT!” Self love people. Self love.


What to Use

elf bronzer.jpg.59163.53E.L.F Sunkissed Glow Bronzer

This is definitely on the top of my faves for highlighters/bronzers to use for strobing.  It gives a very light, but stand out glow that looks so natural.  Plus for the price point at $2, you can’t beat it!

mac gold depositM.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit

One of my holy grails and I use it for nearly everything when I want a nice glow.  The texture is light and the pigment is outstanding.

blackradianceBlack Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette

I love this palette overall for my contouring and highlighting needs and the highlight within the palette is IT! When you want a more stand out highlight for your strobing efforts, this is the one to lean on.  The texture is velvety and can be a slight dupe for M.A.C.’s Gold Deposit if you are trying to save some coins.

nyx contour paletteN.Y.X. Cheek Contour Duo Palette

For a more natural and barely there glow, this NYX highlighter within this duo is amazing.  It shines perfectly in the right light without being obvious that you have been going strobing crazy.

nars illuminatorNARS Illuminator in Orgasm

Do you love the all time favorite Orgasm blush? Well if you do, this illuminator is for you.  This is another one that will give you a very natural looking glow.  It is buildable if you would like more punch to your glow, but can be subtle on days you just want to do a little something something.  I love the fact that this is in a liquid because you can add it to other areas of your body that you want to add an extra glow to.