Strobing: Highlight on Overload


Every makeup fan's favorite look of the summer was strobing. Even though fall is here, you can still get your strobe on. For those of you that don't know, strobing is highlighting on overload. Simply cut out the contour and allow natural light to catch the shimmer, which results in a beautiful glow. The concept is to illuminate without looking oily. Follow the steps below for a flawless highlight.


1) Apply a matte primer to your face, to prevent excess oil.

2) Apply a matte foundation or luminous foundation for an extra glow.

3) Set your face with setting powder. 

4) Begin with your highlighter. The key to strobing, is to only highlight the main areas of your face. Focus on your cheek bones, cupid's bow & the bridge of your nose. For an enhanced glow, add to the center of your forehead, your chin, inner corners of your eyes & brow bone.


Becca Cosmetics Elf wet n wild

I'm a big fan of all Becca Cosmetics. Their Skin Shimmering Perfector in Opal, is my favorite highlighter for strobing. Opal is a very popular highlighter. It has a creamy powder texture and the shade is a golden opal pearl. The formula is highly pigmented and oh so smooth. It's called a shimmering skin perfector for a reason.

If you're looking to try strobing but you're on a budget, wet n wild's ($3.99) & Elf's Blush Gems ($4) are amazing dupes. Precious petals has a creamy powder texture and is easy to apply. If using Blush Gems, be sure to brush across the palette a few extra times, to pick up this baked product.

Becca can be found at Sephora or Ulta, and the dupes are easy to find at CVS or Walgreens. 

Thanks for reading. :)