The new makeup trend called strobing really works wonders - it gives the face an expressive glow, makes it a little more voluminous, and also creates the effect of a sexy wet shine. And most importantly, even a non-professional makeup artist can do strobing in just a couple of minutes! Read our article on how to bring the fashion trend to life.
To begin with, let's figure out what strobing is in cosmetology - this is not contour makeup at all, as some mistakenly believe. Unlike contouring (or, as it is also called, sculpting), the strobing makeup technique does not involve carefully drawing all parts of the face and creating new features through makeup. But you don't need that if you're not a fan of Kim Kardashian! The new make-up technique looks much more natural - not the fact that someone will even guess about your little trick, and the face will look perfect.
The strobing technique places the necessary accents in makeup with a radiant highlighter and is applied to certain areas with shading. Once you've applied your foundation (we recommend mattifying products), start strobing your makeup - all you need is your fingers and a highlighter. You don't even need to buy a brush!
Distribute a little highlighter into the following areas: the middle of the forehead, under the eyebrows, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, upper lip, chin - as shown in the diagram.
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By the way, among the stars there are many fans of this technique, and one of them is Jennifer Lopez, who has already made strobing a real cult. Jay Lo's face always seems to shine, and the point here is not a he althy diet (although, of course, where without it!), But the proper use of a highlighter. The singer applies it especially carefully on her cheekbones, which makes them more expressive.
Initially, strobing, as it usually happens, came to us from the catwalks - models at the shows of Bottega Veneta, Versace, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Prada went out in just such a make-up. By using a highlighter, makeup artists achieve the effect of glossy, clear skin that looks very fresh and youthful.
5 rules of real strobing:
1. No clear lines - blend the highlighter very carefully to make it look as natural as possible.
2. Conceal all imperfections: strobing is unthinkable without perfectly even skin, so if there are any rashes or redness on the face, then hide them with a corrector and foundation.
3. If you have dry skin, use a creamy highlighter, but if you have oily or combination skin, a loose one is better. However, you can combine textures - for example, apply a loose product on the forehead, and cream on the cheekbones, where the skin is usually drier.
4. In strobing, the rule “better less is better” works - there should not be a lot of highlighter, otherwise the face will look like an oil pancake. Practice on your wrist first - the glow should be subtle.
5. Don't confuse highlighter with bronzer! The latter will not help you achieve the desired effect - most bronzers have a particularly pronounced yellow or reddish pigment, they are good for highlighting a tan, but certainly not for fair skin.
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