Beauty Dictionary: Strobing

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The Word: Strobing

Also known as: The technique used by beauty bloggers everywhere to get an otherworldly glow.

What it means: Basically it means highlighting. Strobing is a makeup technique that gives skin an ultra dewy look. It can be created using any product that contains light-reflecting particles. 

Try it at home:  As opposed to contouring, where highlight is only placed on the cheekbones, the key to strobing is applying highlighter on several points of the face. You want your highlighter of choice on your cheekbones, under your brows on the brow bones, on your cupid's bow, and down the bridge of your nose.

Products you'll need:


e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter , $3

e.l.f. baked highlighter


Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick, $10.99

Sonia kashuk chic luminosity highlighter stick



BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector, $38

BECCA Jaclyn hill shimmering highlighter

Under the radar find:


theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, $24

thebalm marylou manizer highlighter

Have you ever tried strobing? What's your favorite product to use?

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Bethany C.
Hi I'm Bethany, I'm the Director of Content at Influenster and an incurable beauty junkie.