Wednesday, May 22, 2024

This Week’s Fresh Makeup Tutorials: Strobing and Highlighters

If you’re intrigued by the notion of looking like a tasty glazed donut goddess but don’t know where to begin, check out these makeup tutorials on how to achieve the perfect glow.

Strobing has been around for a while—Cosmo was talking about it in 2015, and J. Lo has been rocking it since the 90s—but it’s still an extra step in most beauty routines that takes some practice to perfect. It’s a makeup technique where a little shine, in the form of a stick or powder for highlighting, is applied to the spots where light naturally hits your face: The cheeks, temples, nose, and browbones.

Ready to glow up? Study these makeup artists’ video tutorials.

Youtube vlogger Patricia Mamac demonstrates a highlighter stick in her video for a “rose gold” look. She uses Maybelline Master Strobing Stick in “Nude.” Highlighter sticks are newbie-friendly, with less of a learning curve than brushes or powders—just swipe it on, blend it and go.

Larisa Titoyan’s sunlit strobing shines at the end of a full makeup tutorial.

“Light, though non-standard make-up with a green illumination in the lead role on the cheek and on the eyelids,” writes Polish beauty blogger Paulina Weiher. She’s using Makeup Revolution’s strobe highlighter in “Flash.”

Another example of the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick, Kyrah Stewart dots it across her cheekbones and nose for a subtle shine.

Beauty blogger Bubs Bee uses a couple of products for highlight: Maybelline Pure Pigments in “Breaking Bronze” and Black Up’s strobing primer. The result is a glow that pops beautifully on darker skin.


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