How-to strobing

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    How-to: strobing

    Strobing is the hottest trend right now and is the ultimate high-fashion look for a gorgeous glow. Get luminous skin in a few steps.

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    Strobing is the hottest trend on the beauty scene right now and is the ultimate high-fashion look for a gorgeous glow. You can get luminous skin in just a few steps with our simple how-to.


    Exfoliate with a facial scrub

    For luminous skin, the key is in the preparation of your complexion, not just the make-up. Gently buffing your face in a circular motion with a facial scrub will help to remove excess dead skin cells on the surface, helping to reveal a brighter complexion.

    Superfacialist Rose Brighten & Refine Facial Scrub 150ml

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    Apply a brightening moisturiser

    Products that contain light-reflecting particles are your best friend for strobing! Apply a brightening moisturiser and let it soak in.

    Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF15 50ml

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    Apply a light-reflecting primer

    Apply a shimmery primer to start building your luminous base. Dab with your fingertips around the temples, forehead, nose, and chin to lift and illuminate.

    Bourjois Paris Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

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    Apply a BB cream with your fingertips

    For a natural finish, fingertips are best to apply a BB cream. Choose a radiance-boosting formula to further enhance your luminous skin and steer clear from anything with a mattifying finish - we want to glow, glow, glow!

    Seventeen BB Magic Blemish Balm

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    Contour under your cheekbones

    Add definition and depth to your cheekbones with a slight contour - this will really make your strobing 'pop.' Apply a creamy product sparingly under the cheekbones and blend with a buffing brush.

    Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

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    Apply a cream highlighter

    Again, a creamy formula is the key - apply two 'C' shapes from your forehead to your cheekbones, then a line down the centre of your nose. Add a spot to your chin and two lines on either side of your jaw. Blend with your fingertips.

    No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter

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    Set with a powder highlighter

    For extra luminosity and staying power, pat a powder highlighter on top of your cream highlighter using an eyeshadow brush. Finish the rest of your make-up in a natural style to let your strobing effect take centre stage!

    Sleek MakeUp Face Form

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