Have you been strobing? It’s basically just highlighting. Just like we all did “back in the day” before Kim K took over social media by transforming her face with her 3 hours of contouring makeup just to run errands. And it was all the rage until sanity seemed to finally take over and we all realized that it is hard to get the contouring to look right in real life. It really is. So, the next big thing is strobing, which is just the highlighting we all used to do (check out the 5 things you need to know about strobing).
I’ve been highlighting for years. I’ve found that just a tiny bit of a highlight where the light hits me (upper cheek bones, down my nose, the center of my forehead and chin) as well as a tiny dot on the inner corner of my eye can make a huge difference, especially for days that I’m not at my best. Adding a little bit of highlighter into my foundation also adds just a little bit of shimmer that I love!
While there are a ton of highlighting products out there, and some are really expensive, I have to say that one of my favorites is this liquid illuminator from L’Oreal. I originally bought it during a random Target trip sometime in August, I felt I was lucky to buy the last one as the display had been decimated by the local U-Michigan college girls. I actually used up almost the entire tube and L’Oreal sent a box of new releases, including all 3 shades of the Lumi.
You can see that there’s some serious shimmer going on here, but you really just need a light hand. The Ice Glace is almost white, it has a very light pink tint to it and is perfect for those of us super pale girls. The other 2 shades are great for those with darker complexions. In particular, the gold is absolutely beautiful on anyone with olive skin tones or very dark skin. It’s a must have product really!