I’ve been reading a lot about strobing recently, and thanks to instagram and following some of my favourite beauty bloggers like Really Ree, Milkteef and Beauty Junkie London, I have found some great tips and put them all together to come up with my very own strobing makeup tutorial whether it’s technically correct or not. Most beauty pages recommend a dedicated strobing cream (like MAC have a super one, more on that later in the week) but I have my own little tricks of how to do it with a simple highlighter that we may already have in our already full make up bags.
My products of choice range from budget to blow out, and both achieve the same effects regardless. So here it goes. This all happens after you have your primer and foundation (with concealer) done.
1. Start with a highlighter like Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow (€65 at Brown Thomas and Selfridges) or Sleek Contouring Kit (€8.49) and take a medium size contour brush. I like to use Real Techniques Contour Brush which comes in the set of the Core Collection (€20). As I like to use a powder based highlighter, I set my foundation with some MAC Pressed Powder before starting this process so the highlighting products glide on.
2. Take some of the highlighter on the brush and firstly apply above your cheekbones, blending up and outwards. Try not to use too much product or you will glow in the dark.
3. Run a small amount down the bridge of your nose and make sure you blend in this area especially. I have an oily nose so I need to pop on a bit more primer here before I start my foundation.
4. Taking a smaller, pointed brush, apply under your eye brows and blend to and fro. I keep this one nice and light as my eye shadow tends to be more shimmery. I just like that kind of product rather than matte ones.
5. Lastly, put a tiny dot on your cupids bow. Avoid if you are prone to hayfever!
Finish the skin off by lightly contouring under the cheekbone and applying some blush to the apples of your cheeks (smiling always helps)