So far this year, one of the biggest trends has been countouring. Thanks mostly to Kim Kardashian, contouring has become the make-up technique to master. Using contour products and highlight, you can effectively sculpt a new bone structure, changing the way your face looks.
While this can undoubtedly look great – it takes time and skill, something not all of us are blessed with. This is perhaps why a simpler version of the trend is gaining steam – strobing.
Strobing uses light (and light only) to create a glow and accentuate your features.
Contouring looks fantastic on camera, but in real life the lines can appear a tad harsh. The layering of products can also get messy when the temperature rises. Strobing is a softer, less product-heavy look that is perfectly suited to the summer season.
So, how do you do it? MAC senior make-up artist, Rebecca Butterworth explains how to use their Strobe Cream (£24.50) to Huffington Post Style:
“Use a pea size amount of Strobe Cream on top of moisturiser and primer. Using your middle and ring finger tap a small amount from under your eye, below the pupil outwards and upwards along the cheek bone, aiming towards the temple, curve round and apply under the brow bone too.”
She goes on to suggest using it on the bridge of your nose, on the inner corners of your eyes and a little on your chin too. Applying foundation over the top will give you a subtle glow. If you’re in a hurry, Rebecca suggests mixing your highlighter with your moisturiser or foundation for a quick, all-over glow.