Strobing, the new way to define your face, is a much talked about subject in beautyland these days. A lot of people say it’s taking over contouring; it’s a much simpler trend, and a more natural way of defining your face.

Strobing basically is highlighting your face to the max. It’s like your typical glowing skin, but six levels up.
~ NikkieTutorials

Here are the answers to some of the questions that popped up in my head when I first heard about strobing.

Jourdan Dunn Strobed Face

What’s the difference between strobing and contouring?

Where contouring sculpts the face (by using dark colours to create shadows, and light colours to create highlights), strobing enhances natural features.

Is strobing for everybody?

A good strobe requires a base of healthy, glowing, clean skin. People with oily skin are recommended to not use this technique, because highlighting will increase shine. However if you do have oily skin, and you still want to try out the trend, I recommend avoiding the oily spots on your skin.

Is it easy to do?

It’s as easy as pie!

What do I need?

You will need a highlighter and a highlighting brush.

How do I do it?

Highlight the features indicated on this chart, and finish off with blush.

Strobing Chart

Here’s NikkieTutorials’ strobing tutorial for some extra help! 🙂

What highlighter should I use?

Here are some highlighters you could use;

The Bodyshop Shimmer WavesEssence Metal Glam Highlighter


This should be everything you need to get your strobe game on! 😉
What are your thoughts about this beauty trend?

Amal 🙂

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