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Beauty Trend // OUT with Contouring IN with Strobing

Strobing vs Contouring_Gigi Hadid_ Cosmo

The newest trend in beauty is the exact opposite from contouring, it’s strobing… which is basically highlighting areas of your face where natural light would already bounce –like we did in the ’90s, but with less frosted shimmer and more “dew” {and far easier than contouring – which I admittedly have never done, not even once}. Though I do vaguely recall spending a good amount of time trying to get that dewy look without looking sweaty, oily, or streaky, which I also always found challenging if using a face powder… so maybe this beauty trend, like everything else, just got better with time, and a more punchy name to boot.

Cosmo suggests using a highlighter shade that best matches your skin tone…

best highlighter shades for strobing for your skin tone

From top to bottom: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38; It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Crème Illuminizer, $24; Benefit Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter, $26; NARS The Multiple in “South Beach,” $39

I bought this one: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed so it would work with a little powder. We’ll see!

Click through to Cosmopolitan Beauty’s full step-by-step strobing tutorial : Strobing Is the New Contouring. Here’s How to Do It Without Looking Like a Hot Mess

I happen to love getting my “news” and updates from Snapchat now in the “discover” section because it’s quick and colorful and fun! Which is where I originally found this “article” and the images via Cosmo… though in all honesty, I’m still figuring out all the ins and outs of snapchat {find/add me: maegantintari} and Happy Almost WEEKEND Lovecats!


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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