You asked for it, so you’re getting it! You wanted more beauty tips and tricks, so I’m bringing it back. It won’t be a weekly thing because on Tuesdays, are when I share other beauty related topics too. This week, I’m sharing some tips and tricks I’ve recently picked up. First up, it’s all about strobing
Some of you might have heard of this term, while there are others who might associate strobing with those disco strobe lights. I don’t blame you if you did because I thought the same thing too. And yet, you’re not far off there, because it is somewhat associated with lights, just not the disco kind. More about lighting up your face really.
In all honesty, strobing is just another word for highlighting really and I think it is way easier than learning to highlight AND contour. In this case, you’re just concentrating on highlighting your face. While it is pretty easy to do, you might go a bit overboard and end up looking like you’ve got a shiny, oily face, so make sure you apply the highlighter sparingly.
Basically, the idea is to highlight the high points on your face, like I said, much like your regular highlighting. The areas to strobe are:
How to strobe
Gosh is it just me, or does that sound so wrong? Anyway, I’m using the ^Face of Australia Lumi-tint illuminating stick in When in Rome to do my strobing. I’m using a smaller, flat, pointed brush to apply the highlighter onto the areas I’ve mentioned above.
I prefer to add a little translucent powder AFTER applying my base and before doing the strobing. That way the product will stay on my skin a lot longer.
Whether you’re using your fingers or a brush, all you need to do is pick some product with the tool of your choice and lightly apply it onto the areas I’ve mentioned above.
Make sure you strobe AFTER you have applied your base, be it your foundation, BB Cream or tinted moisturiser.
After applying the highlighter on the areas you want to strobe/highlight, simply buff and blend with a blending brush. Voila! You’ve strobed your face 😉 .
I’ve shared a tiny, simple tip with regards to applying mascara a long while back, but here are more tips I’ve picked up thanks to this video from QVS.
Here are the tips shared on the video:
I’ve also picked up an extra tip to prevent any clumping of lashes. Make sure you wipe off any mascara before loading it up again. This will lessen any clumping that can happen due to a build up on the brush.
Easy to follow tips there and let me know if you do try to strobe your face! Let me know how you go with that.
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