If you’re wondering what ‘strobing’ is or why it’s a huge beauty trend right now, look no further! We’ve got Beyonce’s makeup artist breaking down the look below!
Sir John, a genius makeup artist who has worked with Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and many more celebs, (and is also a L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist) is breaking down the beauty trend for you below! Get the look with his easy instructions.
Sir John says: “The name ‘Strobing’ is new, but the technique itself is not. It’s actually something I’ve been doing for years! Strobing is great for minimalists and it doesn’t take as much experience as contouring. The technique is less artistry. You only need your fingers and a great highlighter.”
“It’s important to start with skincare that helps create a luminous complexion. You feel a little sexier when your skin has a nice glow. I like something that’s rich in texture or has SPF to help give skin a light reflective quality.”
We recommend starting with L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator All-in-One Moisturizer.
How To Strobe — Skin Highlighting Technique
“I love a cream or liquid illuminator because you can easily apply with a finger,” Sir John says. “I always apply with my ring finger because it’s the weakest finger that picks up the least amount of product. To apply, start with the high point of the cheekbone, center of the nose, followed by above the Cupid’s bow. You can apply down the center or the face and even on the collarbone to usher in more light. With a liquid, you can easily build and blend to create the perfect, pearlescent look.”
Two great options for a liquid highlighter are L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator and Urban Decay NAKED Skin Beauty Balm in Illuminating.
If you are more comfortable using a powder, try FLOWER Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby (a save at under $10) or the slightly more luxe option Laura Geller Baked Gelato Illuminator, which has the most gorgeous packaging ever!
Are you going to try “strobing”?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas