It is the year of contouring. Ladies invest copious amounts of time, energy, and money into sculpting the perfect chiseled face. However, if you are in a rush, or just don’t feel like spending a generous amount of time on your makeup each morning, there is a solution. Top beauty experts were looking to create a more natural way of bringing out a woman’s best features and they found it in: strobing.
Strobing in essence, is highlighting the areas where light would naturally hit your face. Dabbing on soft and shimmery shades will help illuminate your complexion and give you the appearance of a fresh, healthy glow.
Listed below are the best highlighters (I believe) of 2016.
These products can be applied all over the face, or mixed in with your favorite foundation for the perfect sun-kissed glow. They can even be used on a fresh makeup-free face for a look of luminosity.
- Nars illuminator $30.00
Use it: Apply to face, neck, or shoulders with a damp beauty blender to look instantly radiant.
- Josie Maran Argan Enlightement Illuminizer $26.00
Use it: Apply one to two pumps to a damp beauty sponge and blend into highlighted areas for a soft shimmer.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit $40.00
Use it: Dab this product with a pro contour highlight brush on areas where the sun would normally hit the face in natural light: cheekbones, brow-bone, Cupid’s bow, and the bridge of the nose.
- Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder $38.00
Use it: This product is best paired with the Hourglass Ambient Strobelight Sculptor. The applicator can be used wet or dry. Sweep the powder across the parts of the face you would like to highlight with the angled side. Blend in the product with the flat surface of the sponge.
( Photos courtesy of Sephora.com and Thatkhadineproject.com)