Beauty: Makeup

The Real Girl’s
Guide To Strobing

This easy-to-implement shimmer technique is the trick to
imparting subtly pretty radiance in just 3 minutes.

As anyone with even the most casual relationship with her Instagram account can confirm, strobing is officially the new contouring. Easy in execution, this candle-lit skin effect is all about the highlighting portion of the multi-step contouring process—artfully placed, ethereal highlights that give the skin a fresh luminosity and a sculpted look via flashes of brightness. Here, a step-by-step primer on how to achieve complexion perfection.


Start by placing Double Wear Brush-on Glow BB Highlighter on the high planes of your face—center of forehead, bridge of nose, Cupid’s bow, chin, and tops of cheekbones. Use your fingertips to blend.


With a slightly damp makeup sponge, dot a pea-sized amount of Illuminating Perfecting Primer over cheekbones, then fingertip-blend for pretty pearlescence.


Prep your lips with Pure Color Envy Blooming Lip Balm and then apply a nude or pink shade of Liquid Lip Potion to complement your strobing handiwork.


Illuminate us about your newly illuminated facial features! Post a selfie on Instagram and tag us @esteelauder so we can check out your makeup skills.

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