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What is Strobing? Part 1: Products

Contouring was a trend that started quite a few years ago and became very popular among some of societies favourite celebrities suck as Kim K. It was a technique that consisted of applying or “sculpting” the face with a foundation, contouring cream or powder that was 2-3 shades deeper than your natural skin to give the face a more chiseled / thinner look. Then you would follow with a highlight shade the same 2-3 shades lighter to the high points of the face where the light would naturally hit to give the skin a “glow”. Basically alot of products and alot of time to build a celebrity “cake face”

For some this technique could either work in your favor if you know what you are doing or it could potentially be a complete fail. The good thing is you can now forget about contouring and forcus on the new trend “Strobing”  the bad thing is, you now have a bunch of high priced makeup items that are 2-3 shades darker than your skin and you know you will never be that dark.

Strobing focuses primarily on highlighting the high points of the face that the light naturally hits. Some high points to mention would be the cheek bones, cupids bow, temples, centre of the nose, the chin as well as the forehead. Leaving your skin looking luminous and refreshed and not like an 80’s disco ball. Which brings me to the purpose of my post. I decided that I would share some of the items that many of us currently have in our stash, that would be perfect for “Strobing” These items can be used for all skin types as long as they’re used correctly. Tomorrow’s post I will have a Diagram of my face of how I have done my own “Strobing” so you can see exactly how it is done. I have broken down the products in to 3 complexion categories fair, medium and deep. Stay tuned for my next post where I show you how to use these products.

Fair

Benefit High Beam Hard Candy Sheer glow all the way blushing babe soft glow illuminator Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish Soft and Gentle
Benefit High Beam
Hard Candy Sheer glow all the way blushing babe soft glow illuminator
Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish Soft and Gentle

Medium

Benefit Sun Beam Mac Cosmetics Lustre drops- Sun Rush Hard Candy baked bronzer - Hula Hula
Benefit Sun Beam
Mac Cosmetics Lustre drops- Sun Rush
Hard Candy baked bronzer – Hula Hula

 Deep

L'orea Infallible eyeshadow- Amber Rush( dupe for Mac Cosmetics Melon pigment) Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish- Gold Deposit Nars Blush- Taj Mahal
L’orea Infallible eyeshadow- Amber Rush( dupe for Mac Cosmetics Melon pigment)
Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish- Gold Deposit
Nars Blush- Taj Mahal

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3 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Inks

    I really like the positive message of strobing because it's to make your best points of your face stand out whilst contouring was more about hiding the parts of your face you didn't like. Great product picks 🙂

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

    01/07/2015 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply SheerBeauty (Kayla)

    Can wait to see your next post 🙂

    01/07/2015 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Ma Belle Vie - What is Strobing Part 2: How to - Ma Belle Vie

    […] this post and you didn’t tune in yesterday you may want to go back and catch that post HERE if you did and you’re here to see exactly how Strobing is done awesome. Now as I said in […]

    01/11/2015 at 3:53 am
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