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What Is Strobing?

Strobing Is the Brilliant New Face-Sculpting Hack For Lazy Girls

What Is Strobing?

The contouring trend has been hot for a while now, thanks to Instagram-famous makeup artists and the Kardashian sisters (especially Kim). The concept is easy — by using makeup products two shades darker and lighter than your skin tone, you make features recede and pop as desired. But in practice, contouring can be a little challenging. While we broke it down and taught you how to DIY contouring and highlighting, maybe you just don't have the time or patience to get the look at home. No worries: strobing, the newest beauty craze, is likely more your speed.

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Instead of rounding up your best shading hues, dig out all your illuminating products. Strobing focuses exclusively on highlighter, applied where light would naturally hit your face (so, your cheekbones, brow bones, the center of your forehead, down your nose, and on your chin.) Dabbing on these soft, shimmery shades will make your complexion look radiant, fresh, and healthy while giving you an ethereal oomph that is sure to turn heads. The best part? Your skin won't feel suffocated by layers and layers of makeup in the Summer heat because you're only using one extra product. Keep reading for some glowing inspiration, then try it out yourself!

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