Strobing... basically Highlighting right? For those of you that aren't aware, this is the term being used at the moment to describe the process of illuminating the areas of your face where the light hits. We've had contouring, some can master that, others cant. 'Strobing' I would say is the easier of the two. I've been big on Highlighting/strobing for a while and because of this I have tried a fair amount of different products to achieve the desired look. The following are those tried and tested favourites which I feel you should pick up on your next beauty splurge.
Two of the products are brought you to by Mac Cosmetics. Although I bought these from the official website, I have seen them crop up in my local CCO so it's definitley a good idea to keep an eye out when visiting your local one! The products in question are Cream Colour Base in Hush (£16) and the Mineralise skinfinish in Lightscapade (£24) It just shows whether you are a cream or a powder girl, Mac will have your back. I've noticed a lot of people opt for the cream colour base in Pearl as their highlight of choice, however I find hush is a little more wearable with its peachier tone and subtle shimmer throughout. This is a product I tend to reach for more in the summer. I'm all for the creamier products during those months! Lightscapade is the more subtle mineralise skinfinish Mac have available, but don't let that put you off, it gives you a beautiful soft glow on your cheeks with minimal effort. Honourable mention would have to go to the MSF in Soft & Gentle (The only highlighter I have ever completely finished!)
After much deliberation I finally purchased the Marylou-Manizer highlight (£14) from The Balm. This is a purchase that I do not regret. The hype it gets in the beauty community is well deserved. This product is just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! This finely milled powder produces the most gorgeous honey toned glow, with the lightest of brushes across your cheekbones! You wont have to worry about hitting pan, a little goes a long way. This beauty will be in your stash for a while. An absolute winner! Last but by no means least we have the most affordable of the bunch. Topshop Glow in 'Gleam' (£9). After a minor panic that this was discontinued, it is very much still available in store. A cream based highlight in a pretty golden hue. Unlike the shade Polish this one does not remove your makeup on application - Yes really! So easy to work with, use a small stippling brush or your finger to apply along your cheekbone, brow bone, down the centre of your nose for perfect strobing!
What products would you recommend for strobing perfection?