After years of hot conversations about highlight and contour and everyone trying to nail the technique, forget the contour. What everyone is talking about now is STROBING.


But, what is strobing?


This technique is defined by using light to define your features. It gives you a fresh and radiant look highlighting the points of your face that catch light naturally, like the forehead, bridge of the nose, cheekbones, cupid’s bow and the chin.


Just like any other makeup technique, this look requires a healthy skin and good prep to look fabulous. Everyone should keep a good skincare regimen and add anti-oxidants to your regimen. This will give your skin that naturally glowing look.


Unlike contouring this technique does not require a lot of products as you will naturally brighten up your face. This new trend gives you a healthier and dewy look when done properly with significantly less heavy makeup than contouring.


You can use any highlighter or illuminator of your choice to do your strobing. My favourite products are MAC Strobe Cream, NARS Illuminator, Stilla All Over Shimmer Powder and Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder.


Now, is strobing the new contouring? I believe not. They are two different technique and have two distinct effects. If you are after a very natural dewy look go for strobing however if you feel like you need to make you cheekbones more defined and sculpt your face go for Contour.

About Luana Bickel

Luana Bickel Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Born and raised in Brazil, Luana made her big move to Australia in 2006. With extensive experience in the Education and Training Industry she felt it was time for a new challenge. She discovered her passion for makeup not long after moving to Sydney and started taking seriously in the past few years. Since studying Bridal Makeup Course at Cameron Jane, Luana has gained extensive experience in the fashion industry through fashion shows and events such as Makeup Artist at Hair Expo, She can DJ competition, Shekudo launch fashion show. Professionally trained Luana keeps up to date with new trends and works closely with fashion photographers, models and stylists. With a major focus on high fashion, beauty and glamour Luana uses high end makeup brands such as MAC, Estee lauder, Dior, Chanel, NARS to name a few, she creates anything from a natural look, to the most exquisite makeup looks for fashion shows.