Contoruing continues to be one of the biggest trends in beauty, with more and more products being created and marketed solely for contouring and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. To compliment the popular contouring trend are two other makeup techniques that have been taking over my social media feeds: strobing and baking (and no, not the culinary kind!).
While some may argue that these enhancement methods aren’t necessarily “trends” and have been used in the makeup artistry and performance industries for years, they are definitely having their own shining (pun intended!) moment. Below, I’ve broken down each of these techniques and provided tips on how to achieve the look at home:
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While it sounds like a new club or rave dance with extreme strobe lights flashing, strobing in the makeup world is basically highlighting on steroids. With contouring, you darken facial areas you want recessed and highlight those to bring out. Strobing focuses on the light and cuts out the contouring/bronzing step by applying almost-to-the-point-of-excess highlighter to areas light would naturally hit and are most prominent: tops of cheeks, middle of forehead, down the length of nose, tip of chin, brow bone, and even cupids bow.
I’ve mentioned many times before that I am a highlighting nut so this is one look I definitely want to try.Okay so I may have already be trying this out but I haven’t gotten too crazy with strobing yet, I think I need to play around with this technique some more. Amanda Ensing gives the perfect break down of strobing in this video, and shares a step-by-step on how to achieve the look and where exactly you should be highlighting:
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