Beauty | Perfect the art of strobing

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Ever wonder how those models and celebrities have that fresh-faced, dewy glow? It’s all down to strobing, and we show how you can create the same look at home.

This year, it was all about contouring and strobing in the beauty industry. Strobing is a simple beauty technique that can give you a dewy fresh-faced complexion, highlights your best features and make you look younger.

Instead of bronzing and blending, strobing seeks to define your features by using light—and light alone.

There are a few simple steps that you must do to create the same effect at home. While strobing involves less maintenance than contouring, it does require healthy, naturally-glowing skin as its base. As such, you need to get your skincare regimen in order and follow a healthy diet.

First, prepare your skin with a hydrating moisturiser to replenish dull, dry skin. If you have naturally oily skin, use a moisturiser that is oil free.

Use a highlighter shade that best matches your skin tone. For fair skin, champagne tones work well, while pink-champagne tones work good on light to medium skin.

Only use the highlighter in spots that can catch light, such as cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, above your cupid’s bow. This will enhance your natural features.

Do not spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess. Once again, if you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin as they already have a little shine.

Blend the highlighter in with your fingers or a damp makeup sponge. Ensure to blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.

To get perfect, glowing skin without the shine, only use shimmer in your in your highlighter and keep your bronzer, blush and other powders in matte format.

And it’s as simple as that!