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Ace the Strobing Trend with These Highlighting Essentials

This month, there’s one beauty trend that everyone’s talking about at Birchbox HQ – strobing. And it’s easy to see why! The technique, which uses gleaming highlights to play up your bone structure, is not only gorgeous, but virtually foolproof to boot. Whether you prefer to look naturally dewy or like a gilded goddess, here’s everything you need in your make-up bag to light up your look.

Step 1: Choose a Creamy Highlighter

When it comes to strobing, your highlighter is the star of the show, so pick one that’s sure to pop against your skin tone when applied to your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and bridge of your nose. The Winky Lux Strobing Balm in Bubbles is gorgeous on warm complexions while the rose-tinted Radiant Pink flatters cooler undertones. The ultra-smooth texture melts onto skin to create a soft-focus effect.

Step 2: Add an Illuminating Primer

To emphasise your highlighter and help set the creamy products, start with a luminous base to layer your products on top. The Winky Lux Whipped Cream boasts a mousse texture that feels as light as a cloud on your skin. It blurs pores and prolongs make-up wear but, even better, you can wear it solo for a naturally radiant glow.

Step 3: Amp Up Your Brush Arsenal

While you can definitely blend highlighters with your fingers, the perfect tool can help you get a much more precise look. A flat foundation brush is ideal for applying liquid or cream highlighter to the high planes of your face, and a blending sponge makes it easy to create a diffused effect with no obvious lines. Use an eye shadow brush to dust light-reflecting powder over small areas like the bridge of your nose.

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