Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year then you will definitely heard of contouring! It was the beauty craze to take over 2014 in my opinion, with Kim K constantly posting selfies with stripes all over her face and then ending up with a perfectly defined face. Pretty much every beauty brand out 

there has bought out their own version of a contour kit, my favourites have to be the powder and cream version from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Now there is a new trend in town and it promises to be a lot easier than contouring! Strobing involves creating definition for your face simply by using highlighters where the light hits. 

With the art of strobing you will achieve a gorgeous glow by applying your illuminating products to the areas of your face the light hits the most - the centre of your forehead, cheek bones, eyebrow bones, down your nose and the chin. If you're unsure on these areas then the internet is a great place for finding templates, look at the one below...

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When choosing the shade of the highlighter i'll use it depends on how tanned I am and what sort of look I want to go for. To avoid looking too over done and like you've fallen into a pot of glitter then pick a shade that best matches your skin tone.

Fair skin - Champagne tones
Light to medium skin - Pink Champagne tones
Medium skin - Golden tones
Dark skin - Bronze tones

My favourite products to use when I'm highlighting is the NARS illuminator in Copacabana, it's a gorgeous pink shade which adds a lovely shimmer, this is one i'll use when I'm going for a more glam look. For more of a daytime look i'll use a powder highlighter in champagnes or pinks, my favourite is The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer and MUA Gold Highlighting Powder or I recently started using the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in this gorgeous pinky purple shade. If I want a more bronzed look I really love the Topshop Highlighter in Horizon and the Benefit Watts Up.

Will you all trying out the new strobing trend?! 



  1. I have medium skin and I love using topsop's horizon highlighter and makeup revolution's radiant light in breathe! I wish I could try out the new strobing trend, unfortunately I have oily skin which sucks a lot x

  2. I've wanted The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer for ages! Is it worth getting?!? Also my friend has the revolution highlighter and she says it's really good quality for the price! xo

    1. You definitely should, its one of my new favourite and leaves you with such a lovely glow! Thanks for your comment xo