What Is Strobing & How To Master It

Makeup fanatics are always looking for new ways to glow.



When strobing made its introduction, it took the beauty community by storm with professionals and enthusiasts alike raving about the gorgeous luminous glow it delivers. Strobing is a widely adored makeup technique because it is easy to recreate and does not require many layers of thick makeup. In this article, we examine the difference between strobing and highlighting, and show you how you can achieve a beautiful strobed glow. 

Highlighting vs Strobing

Highlighting and strobing are similar in that they both require the use of a highlighter.

However, the key difference between these 2 techniques is that highlighting is expected to be complemented with contouring, while strobing is applied alone to inject dimension to your face without adding shadows. Strobing adds highlights to your cheekbones, brow bones, nose bridge, chin and cupid’s bow for an all-over glow to create the appearance of a camera flash going off against your skin.

How To Master The Strobing Technique

1. Moisturize Your Skin

All dewy radiant face makeup starts with good skincare. Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and other impurities that may dampen your shine. Then, hydrate your skin with an intense moisturizer that plumps up and softens your complexion for a youthful appearance.

2. Apply Face Primer

This is a critical step when it comes to strobing. Shimmering highlights can accentuate imperfections, such as enlarged pores and fine lines, making them more visible. Therefore, it is recommended to use a primer, like our Organic All Natural Face Primer that blurs the appearance of pores and wrinkles. It also helps to create a flawless canvas for your face makeup to glide on and ensure that your strobed glow lasts all day. 

3. Flawless Face Makeup

Using a foundation brush or makeup sponge, apply and blend out our Organic & Vegan Bio Glow Foundation for an impeccable polished finish. Smooth surfaces are more effective at reflecting light than one with uneven texture, so we do encourage you to use a brush or sponge instead of your fingertips for this step. 

4. Set Your Makeup

Setting your face makeup with our All Natural Pressed Mineral Translucent Powder before applying highlighter will deliver extra staying power. When layering a powder highlighter over liquid foundation, setting your foundation first will allow the powder highlighter to glide on smoothly without ending up looking splotchy. 

5. Strobe Away!

Apply All Natural Face Highlight Pressed Mineral Powder on the high points of your face for an all-over glow. Target your nose bridge, cheek bone and brow bones before blending it out. For extra glow, add highlights to your temples and cupid’s bow as well.  

6. Finish Setting Spray

To achieve a dewy long-lasting finish, spritz makeup setting spray evenly on your face to set your makeup and hydrate your skin at the same time. Bring this portable spray with you to refresh your makeup during the day whenever you have to. 

Achieve an ethereal glow with the strobing technique. This easy to learn beauty trick will instantly add an enviable glow and inject vibrant youthfulness to your skin!

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