Whilst we all know and love our own signature make-up looks, every now and again it can be fun to dip your toes into the world of beauty trends. Enter: strobing. Whilst it may sound a little space age, the latest trend to take the internet by storm actually originates from catwalks and red carpet events. If it’s good enough for the A-listers then we’re definitely ready to listen to what strobing has to offer…
So, what actually is strobing?
Strobing involves highlighting the parts of your face that the light would naturally hit (think cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bone) for a lit-from-within glow that really pops. The technique is designed to give the illusion of fresh-faced, beautiful skin – whether you’re naturally blessed or faking it ‘till you make it. Meaning it’s the perfect addition to your summer make-up regime!
Rather than contour (which focuses on the low points of the face), strobing works best when you skip your usual base products. So try saying goodbye to bronzer and blush to let your hardcore highlight really do the talking. The less products, the lighter it feels, so strobing also works a treat if you’re working towards a ‘no make-up, make-up’ look!
How do I do it?
So now we’ve unpacked what strobing actually is – how do we do it?!
Once your skin is prepped and your foundation is locked down, take the Lord & Berry Strobing Pencil and begin by softly applying along your cheekbones, brow bone, temples, cupids bow and tip of the nose. Blend out with your fingers or a damp beauty sponge, taking care to make sure the edges are fully blended to achieve a more natural finish. To achieve ultimate strobing status, layer more of your strobe pencil and blend again for a bolder glow that really pops on the skin! The pearly pink hue of the Lord & Berry Strobing Stick makes it perfect for achieving a beautifully ethereal glow that’s great for festivals, date night or simply everyday wear when you’re seeking a little extra radiance.
So, that’s it – strobing, demystified! Will you be trying this Instagram favourite technique this summer?
– Charlotte Rollin