Girl using strobing techniques

Why Strobing is the New Contouring for Lazy Girls

Jazmin Alvarez

Summer is just around the corner and if you still haven’t mastered the challenging technique of contouring, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It’s time to say bye-bye to contouring and master the newest makeup trend that has become a hype among celebrity makeup artists like Linda Hay and Beau Nelson: strobing.


Instead of piling tons of makeup, strobing will give you a natural glow and a dewy look. It’s way more summer-friendly than contouring (no one likes sweating their makeup off) and it’s guaranteed to cut your makeup time in half. Can you spot the difference on Kendall Jenner?


Kendall Jenner has switched from contouring to strobing and we love it!

The secret weapon to the strobing makeup technique is using a highlighter, which is applied in areas of your face where light hits:

  • Apples of your cheeks
  • The bridge of your nose
  • Your cupid’s bow
  • The inner corner of your eyes
  • Brow bone
  • Chin
  • Center of your forehead

Doing this will perfectly illuminate your face while giving you a natural look.


World renowned makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, demonstrates the strobing technique on Kim Kardashian in the following video. You’ll be a pro after watching this!

Which technique do you like better: strobing or contouring? Comment below!

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