Ever wonder why girls love candlelight dinners? No, it’s not for the romance, nor is it for the ambience… it’s because we love the way we look bathed in the soft glow of a candle! Unfortunately, living in a candlelit world isn’t the easiest thing to do. Don’t worry though, we’ve got a fool proof method to replicate that beautiful lit-from-within glow!
Popularly known as ‘strobing’, this method involves using copious amounts of highlighter strategically across the planes of your face. By doing so, you attract natural light to the best parts of your face and bring about a youthful radiance. Best of all, this method isn’t complicated at all!
To begin, use a damp makeup sponge (we love our beautyblender!) to apply foundation across your face. We recommend that you start from the centre of your face and diffuse the product outwards. Set with a translucent powder. Now for the fun part! For a natural glow, opt for a liquid highlighter like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat. Pick products with gold undertones as they warm up all complexions, whereas products with silver tints can make you look frosty. Swipe the highlighter down the bridge of your nose, on the tops of your cheeks, and dab a dot on your chin. To avoid looking greasy, apply the highlighter only on one side of your forehead – your photogenic side of course! Use your fingers to gently tap the highlighter into your skin.
How easy can it get? Put aside your bronzers and forget about contouring – strobing is definitely the look of the season.