The queen of contouring, Kim Kardashian, has launched herself a website, complete with an app and beauty tutorials. One that is making news? The how-tos of strobing. Or, um, how to use highlighter.
Mrs. Kim Kardashian West has a brand new website and it is chock full of (what else) beauty advice. How could this just be happening now?
Anyway, it is here and you can “unlock” access to Kim’s “world” for free for the first seven days, if you so wish. After that it’s going to cost you $2.99 per month. The video tutorials on Kim’s site are getting a lot of attention. One particular crowd pleaser is her vid on strobing.
What the H-E-double hockey sticks is strobing?
You know how Kim K.W. is all about the contouring, right? It’s like she invented the look. Or at the very least, is its super public poster child-in-the-belly child. Well, strobing is a different makeup technique that also enhances and perfects the facial features, but with the use of highlighter instead of the heavier handed, dark makeup. It’s like contouring’s less-is-more bff.
So, if you’ve ever wanted to try the look of contouring but all of the makeup involved totally turns you off, strobing could be for you. All it takes is a decent highlighter and a few implementation tips.
The idea behind strobing is to illuminate the high points of the face to slim the nose, make eyes pop, and create a poutier pout. Those areas would be cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of nose, and bow of lips. Pat or brush either cream or powder highlighter onto these areas of face. Two sure to please natural picks are RMS Beauty Living Luminizer and Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Powder. And that is pretty much all there is to successful strobing.
You may be wondering right about now, if strobing isn’t the same as highlighting. Pretty much, yes. Rose-Marie Swift, makeup artist and creator of RMS Beauty, has been touting the beauty benefits of highlighter for a while now. It can be used to not only enhance features, but brighten under eye circles, and even as a lip gloss.
What’s new to Kim may be old news to us green beauty gals. Nevertheless, highlighting (or strobing, if you’d rather) is a worthwhile trick to add to your look.
We’d love to know…what’s your favorite way of using highlighter?
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