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Strobing Discover the new, easy alternative to contouring

Strobing still slims the face, sharpens the cheekbones, and highlights the light, but in a much more subtle way.

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Contouring has always had a lot of rules that has made it had to integrate into our beauty routines because it takes time, skill, and a ton of product.

The good news is Strobing is the next big thing in makeup, made especially for us who cant seem to get the hang of contouring.

It still slims the face, sharpens the cheekbones, and highlights the light, but in a much more subtle way.

Alex Box, the creative director of Illamasqua, told the London Evening Standard, "It involves bathing the skin in light, rather than shade, to sculpt the face and imbue skin with a multidimensional radiance. It's about using reflection on high planes and points of the face that catch the light to create spotlit areas. It's a much more forgiving way to bring focus and shape to the face."

Proper skin care is vital to pull this off. Make sure you're constantly cleansing, moisturizing, and treating your face.

Essentially, a regimented skin care routine will saturate your face in goodness, allowing for the natural glow to shine through once your makeup is done.

Look for brightening products and offerings rich in antioxidants.

Sounds simple enough but applying the technique yourself can be difficult, at least for the first few times around.

Box explains, "Executing such radiance is less simple: layering weights of reflection, shine, pearl, gloss, and veils of pale, matte shades, requires real technical prowess."

Luckily, MAC has developed a cheat for the lazy girls of the world.

The beauty label's iconic Strobe Cream encompasses everything you need in one easy step.

Formulated with a megadose of green tea and tons of vitamins, the product brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants.

It works to enhance the effect of light on your skin no matter the setting.

You can mix a few drops in with your foundation for more coverage, or dab it on top where the light would naturally hit your face: cheekbones, temples, nose, and cupid's bow.

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