If you're too lazy to contour, you may have already turned to the beauty technique that's taking over world right now. That's right, strobing is basically the new contouring at this point, and it's the perfect beauty solution for the lazy girl. It's easier than contouring and requires less products. If you're looking for a simple way to make your face makeup look amazing, you have to read on to find out the one thing lazy girls should know about strobing.
Strobing can definitely seem intimidating at first, but once you learn this simple trick, it's super easy to do. When you're strobing, all you need to do is highlight the parts of your face that the sun naturally hits. My recommendation for how you do that? Stand by the window when the sun is shining and take a selfie. The portions of your face that are lit up from the sun are where you want to apply the highlighter. "It's about using reflection on high planes and points of the face that catch the light to create spotlit areas," makeup guru Alex Box told the London Evening Standard. I turned to Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to see how strobing looked on her.
Kardashian posted a tutorial on strobing on her website, but this selfie also shows how highlighter should be applied. It should hit the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, on your brow bones and on your cupids bow. You should also apply a little to the middle of your chin and forehead. Super simple, right?
To do it, you actually only need one product. According to Allure , makeup artist Ashley Ciucci swears by blush/highlighter combo sticks for the perfect strobing technique. Apply the blush to your cheeks and the shimmery shade to areas you want to strobe. Here's a few options:
Beauty Addicts Glimmer Sheers Highlighters, $28, rickysnyc.com
Ciucci swears by this highlighter, which comes in a dark and light pink combo.
Revlon Highlighting Palette, $8.79, target.com
Use the deeper shades of this palette for blush, then load up on the light, shimmery shades on the areas you want to highlight.
Benefit Fine One One, $30, sephora.com
Love the packaging on this adorable Benefit blush/highlighter combo, which is super easy to use.
Lancome Blush Subtil Palette, $43, lancome-usa.com
The range of shades in this palette is perfect. Mix the two deeper colors for a rosy flush, then highlight with the light shade.
Ready to Wear Pressed Baked Blush and Face Perfector Compact, $30, hsn.com
If you're not so into pink blush, this palette is perfect for you. It'll give you a tawny glow.
Luckily for us lazy gals, it just takes one step to look totally luminous.
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