What Exactly is Strobing?

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Just between you and I, the constant evolution of makeup is a bit tiring. Right before you catch up with one trend, another has taken over and you are the slow coach who’s still on last year’s makeup trend.


Very many of us still haven’t mastered the complicated procedure that is contouring (good lord that stuff is difficult). And now, a different trend- strobing has come to take its place. How inconvenient!  But apparently, this trend has been around the block for over a year now so I’m twice the slow coach.




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What is strobing?

It is basically highlighting without contouring (recommended for oily skin). That is, you use a lighter shade of concealer on your under eyes, forehead and chin but leave out using the darker shade of concealer/foundation


strobing vs contouring
Image: Beautybinging


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What’s the physical difference between contouring and strobing?

According to makeup experts, contouring makes you look sculpted while the latter makes you look “dewy” and youthful

Extra highlighting will give you a dewy, shimmery, more youthful glow.  – Cosmopolitan


contouring vs strobing kendall jenner
Image: Cosmopolitan


Here’s a tutorial on strobing by Jennie Jenkins



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