Favorite Highlighting Technique

June 29, 2017

 

 

If you've ever caught a glimpse of your reflection while dancing under the strobe light at a club and thought, "Damn, I look good," you're in luck with this makeup obsession. While it doesn't really have anything to do with pulsating bar lights, the strobing makeup technique does rely on highlighting and illuminating your face as if you're under bright and flattering lights.

​Although, strobing has became really popular, well, let’s just say people have gotten a little excited and might be overdoing it a little. Here's some techniques that will prevent you from looking like a disco ball while still creating a gorgeous glow. Here’s how:

Tools:

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator
Becca Highlighter

 
Step 1: Set then Swipe
​After applying and setting my favorite foundation and concealer, I strategically dab NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator. It's a creamy, light weight illumintor that makes targeting the high points of your face fool proof. I apply directly across my cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and cupid's bow.

Step 2: Blend Like a Boss
Next, I pat the silky formula with my fingertip for a seamless, natural-looking finish. After all, your strobe shouldn't be so reflective that it could act as the bat signal.


Step 3: Amp Up The Glow
Add your favorite compact highlighter on top of your cheek highlight to keep it from looking too greasy. Try Becca Oppl Highligher (my fav), the powder also intensifies the look to give you a mirror-like finish. While this step is entirely optional, hitting all the right spots creates the illusion of glowing skin and accentuates the positives.

You Glow Girl!


 

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