Step-by-step: The strobing technique

Who doesn’t want a fresh luminous-looking complexion? Unlike contouring (which relies on shadows) strobing consists of highlighting the parts of your face that light naturally hits. Follow our simple steps to getting instant radiance!

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PRIMER

Start by applying a light coloured primer to your cheekbones, under your eyes, along your nose, and onto your chin.

 

 


2

CONCEALER

Now, layer concealer on top of your primer.  Then apply concealer to the area between your jawline and cheekbones blending well so that the highlighted areas pop. 

  

 


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HIGHLIGHT

It’s time to get that strobing effect! Pick a shimmering highlighter or even a cream-based, shimmering eye shadow, and apply it to the primed and concealed parts of your face.

 

 


4

MATTIFY

Finally, to emphasise the strobed effect further, use a small brush to dust some matte powder on the areas you haven’t highlighted. This will heighten the contrast for a glowing finish!

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Words by: Photographs by: Victoria Stillwell, Hair & Makeup: Maja Söderlund