Strobing / highlighting and my take on it

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Hey Beauties!

I suppose you've seen or heard about strobing. These days it seems to be everywhere. I've seen two YouTube videos on how to achieve the look and have seen many photos of models having an incredible glow. As a person who loves highlighters I had to try the technique, although is basically just highlighting. 


As I've investigated, strobing is just another fancy word for highlighting. Some say that strobing should be done with cream highlighters, some I've seen do it with powder highlighters. Contouring and highlighting has been dominating Instagram and the beauty scene ever since Kim Kardashian started doing her fierce contour. Now apparently, we've thrown away bronzer and contour products and just use the heck out of highlighting products. 

For this purpose I used cream product, because I wanted to test my new cream highlighter. It's from Born Pretty Store, called Sugar Box Face Shimmer Stick in the shade 02. It's beige pink based cream product with golden shimmer. I still need to write a review of this one, but you can see how it looks like here

The technique is pretty much the same as with highlighting. You use your usual foundation and concealer and then move to cream highlighter. If you're using powder highlighter, it's best to use some sort of powder underneath it. 

You then highlight the usual highlighting areas or all the areas that stick out on your face. Above the brow, under the brow arch, in the inner corner of the eye, on tops of cheeks, on top of bridge of the nose (or down the whole nose or just the tip of the nose), Cupid's bow, top of chin and you can also highlight center of the forehead. I personally avoid the last one, because it makes me look greasy and I don't want to bring more attention to my huge forehead. 


The result should be a really nice natural glow accentuating your natural features, without using any contouring or bronzing. As you may see on the photos below it really looks like a well balanced healthy glow. I can't say this would look as pretty few hours later or on oily skin, but I think you got the point. 


Here is the difference. On the left photo I only have foundation and concealer and on the right photo I have cream highlighter, cream blush and a bit of powder under the eyes and around the nose. 


I personally think that this technique is better suited for those with medium to dark skin tone, because highlighted areas really tend to stand out more, whereas on my fair skin it's very subtle. Of course, it's suppose to look like "your skin", but if you're a highlighter freak like me, you probably want the glow to be seen from space. 

I like to use bronzer, especially in the summer, because it gives a bit more color and definition to my pale face. Of course I also use highlighter and the combination really brings out my features. I won't lie that I love how it shrinks my huge forehead. I'll probably stick to using both bronzer and highlighter, but I definitely will try strobing if I leave my bronzer at home :).

So what do you think of it? Do you like the whole finished result or are you gonna stick to bronzer and contouring?



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17 komentarji

  1. Saj na slikah mi zgleda super, samo če bi jaz to naredila na svojem obrazu, bi nastala oily katastrofa :) Tako da to popolnoma prepuščam vam, ki vam tak izgled lepo paše :)

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    1. Jaz tudi nisem preveč za to, sploh čez poletje, ker postane moja koža čez dan kar mastna. Tisti insantni efekt po nanosu je pa lep :)

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  2. I don't think I can get away with this look... I need the contour to slim my face down! Still, it looks lovely on you! Lyd x

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    1. I love me some bronzer too, to slim down my forehead.:D Thanks:) xx

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  3. I'm not a big fan of highlighting, probably due to my oily skin. I use it very scarcely, so this whole strobing hype doesn't bother me too much ;)

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    1. This would probably be amazing for dry dull skin. I totally get your argument:D

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  4. Zgleda res lepo, ampak se strinjam z Ano po eni uri bi tudi na meni tole izgledala totalna mastna katastrofa sploh zdaj v poletnem času :)

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    1. Ja zdaj te zadnje dni bi na meni enako izgledalo. Pa kremnih izdelkov na sploh preveč ne maram poleti, ker so že sami po sebi bolj mastni :)

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  5. Meni ful lepo zgleda na drugih ali pa na fotografijah, ampak na meni mi pa čudno zgleda + tako ali tako imam mastno kožo in bi izgledalo grozno :)

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    1. No smo ugotovile, da očitno res ne bo trend za mastno kožo. Mogoče bolj za zimo.. bi skoraj lepše izgledalo :)

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  6. You always look beautiful no matter what makeup you are wearing :)

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  7. Love it on you :) Ni mi jasno zakaj je beauty community iz tega naredil kot the next new big thing, če to poznamo že leta? Jaz večinoma izpustim bronzer oz. taupe blush in uporabljam le highlighter, trenutno je to kremni od Jemma Kidd :)

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    1. Hvala :) Jaz tudi ne razumem. Ampak ja...saj to se ves čas dogaja. Kot te BB kreme, CC kreme, DD kreme, EE kreme... zame je to vse tinted moisturizer v različnih verzijah :D
      Na tebi zagotovo izgleda odlično. Saj ne rabiš contour in bronzer pri takem obrazu :P Jaz pa rada malo skrajšam moje čelo :D
      Rabim nek boljši kremni highlighter. Saj je veliko dobrih na trgu, samo cene me odbijajo. Pa rada bi nekaj kar ni tako mastno in bolj šampanjec - zlato :)

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  8. meni pa to sploh ni všeč .. niti contour in higlight se nisem nikoli spravila delat, kaj šele to :D pa zdi se mi, da bi to poleti izgledalo kot da si skozi prepoten po obrazu, preveč mastno :D tako da jaz nisem za te trende, se kr standardov držim glede pudra in teh zadev :) poleti pa itak nič ne nosim na obrazu razen rdečila, barvice, maskare in šminke :)

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    1. Prav imaš. Sploh v teh vročih dne je lahko vse preveč, kaj še highlighter :) Oh jaz pa kar ne morem brez podlage in bronzerja. Je res da se pri osvetljevalcu malo šparam poleti, pa tudi ne preveč :D

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  9. Mislim da je fora strobinga tudi v tem da mesta katera niso osvetljena matiraš in s tem ustvariš kontrast shiny/matt, je pa res na koncu koncov samo osvetljevanje obraza na max, tako da ne vem zakaj tak hype.

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