Skip the heavy bronzers. Turns out contouring is out and strobing is in. It’s how celebs achieve that Hollywood glow.

Strobing is the simple makeup technique of highlighting to creates  youthful, dewy look, that catches the light just right way for photos.

Two A-list ladies known for their glow, J.Lo and Beyonce are longtime strobers.

Beyonce strobing

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Other celebs embracing strobing are Taylor SwiftKendall Jenner and Kerry Washington.

Take note of the shine on Kendall’s forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. That’s thanks to strobing.

Kendall Jenner strobe

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Try the Trend

All you need is some highlighter or illuminator. My pick: Highbeam from Benefit Cosmetics for light a complexion and their Sunbeam option for tan and darker skin tones, $26 at Sephora.

Strobe makeup

Also Physicians Formula from the drugstore has makeup palettes you can strobe with for around $12.

Apply to your forehead, bridge of the nose, the brow bone, cheeks, chin, and cupid’s bow.

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Great tips. I’ve been dying to try out High Beam. A friend introduced me to a MAC highlighter called Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I’m so obsessed with this trend!


Love High Beam — got it in a Benefit makeup kit years ago. A little goes a long way. I love Sephora for testing out before buying. <3

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