Latest Beauty Trend: What Is Strobing?

While the rest of us have only just managed to properly contour, there’s a brand new beauty trend which is already making waves around the internet.

Strobing is all about bringing light to the cheekbones and illuminating the face using highlighters and other light-reflecting makeup products. Here’s everything you need to know about perfecting the glow without looking like a disco ball!

RELATED: The Best Highlighting Products For Every Skin Type


The best way to set your base for makeup is to moisturise. It helps to hydrate dry skin, and keeps oily spots away – especially if your skin is slightly on the greasy side.

Latest Beauty Trend - What Is Strobing?


Use a highlighting shade on freshly moisturised skin to avoid the overly frosty look. If you have a lighter skin tone, then a champagne colour is best, and if your skin is darker, look for terracotta tones to bring out a warm base.

Apply the highlighter on places which would normally catch the light – cheekbones, brow-bones, forehead, and above the cupid’s bow. Blend out the makeup using your fingers, a stippling brush, or even a damp cosmetic sponge for a long-lasting finish.

Latest Beauty Trend - What Is Strobing?


Warm up the rest of your face as usual, but stick to a matte formula (especially if you have oily skin). Only use shimmer in your highlighter, and keep your other products looking matte for a consistent finish.

Latest Beauty Trend - What Is Strobing?

Translucent powder

Set your entire makeup look by lighting dusting a translucent powder over your t-zone, cheekbones, and chin. This will keep your makeup in place for longer, but a few blotting papers packed away in your clutch are always a good back-up to have!

Latest Beauty Trend - What Is Strobing?

Would you try strobing?

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July 8, 2015

Turn Oily Skin Into Dewy Skin

Do you struggle with oily skin turning your makeup into anything but matte?

Why not use this natural glow to your advantage, and transform oily skin into a dewy, satin-inspired finish. We have hand-picked just a few products to make the subtle transition, which are also packed with skin-loving nutrients to keep your face feeling hydrated.

RELATED: What is Matte, Dewy, and Luminous Skin?

Use a dry oil

Many women with oily skin believe that using a dry oil will only encourage their skin to produce more natural sebum. It’s actually quite the opposite! Try and use a dry oil a few times a week before going to bed, since it is wonderful for all skin types.

Rather than leaving your skin feeling oily and sticky, a dry oil is actually more hydrating than a moisturiser. It also leaves your skin with a natural glow which cannot be replicated through any other product.

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ModelCo Rosehip Luxury Facial Oil, $20

Hydrate with a gel

Gel products are amazing for oily skin since they don’t feel thick and cakey immediately after application. Rather than using a basic moisturiser, use a hydrating gel to lock-in moisture and help to revitalise skin from the inside out and with added radiance!

They can be used as a primer before applying makeup, an eye cream, and also to cool-down aggravated skin.

Turn Oily Skin Into Dewy Skin

L’Occitane Angelica Hydrating Vital Gel, $52

Use an SPF of 30

Rather than blotting your face with a sheet or translucent powder throughout the day, control the shine by limiting the amount of SPF on your face. Sometimes foundation with too much SPF (we’re talking 50+) can leave even dry skin looking completely oily and unmanageable. Apply a thin layer of translucent sunscreen on your skin, to avoid a shiny, white flashback by the early afternoon.

Turn Oily Skin Into Dewy Skin

This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF 30, $46

Try an illuminator

One of the best tips is to limit the amount of foundation you put on your face. Sometimes skin can completely freak out from the layers of makeup used to achieve a ‘natural’ finish. Fake it with an illuminator which you only need to apply on the angles of your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and through the brow bone for that subtle, sun-kissed glow.

Turn Oily Skin Into Dewy Skin

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, $76

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February 12, 2015