Get seriously sassy with this surprising new look

By now, you've probably tried (and possibly failed) contouring like a Kardashian. If mastering bronzer, blush and buckets of foundation just isn't in the cards for you, keep it simple with the newest trend in chiseled cheekbones: strobing. This good-to-glow technique basically means substituting highlighter for bronzer for a pretty, pearlescent look.

Steps to acheiving the perfect strobe:

1. Before applying your foundation, use a moisturizer and primer to give you a fresh, clean and matte palette.

2. Apply highlighter on the high points of your face—the tops of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid's bow (that little dip in your lip), the inner corner of the eye and on the brow bone. 

3. Choose a highlight shade that complements your skin tone. Check out the guide below:

For fair skin—pink or champagne:

Revlon Highlighting Palette, $11,


For olive skin—golden:


True Match Lumi Liquid Gold Illuminator, $13,



For dark skin—warm peach:


Beauty Bronzer and Kabuki, $18,

4. After the highlight is applied, blend, blend, blend! The glow should look natural, not like shiny facepaint. Use a damp makeup sponge for best results.

Would you ever try strobing? How do you make your complexion glow?


by Emily Villiger | 2/1/2016