Strobing Event at Maven Beauty Bar with Mally of M Steves

Hello Ladies,
Contouring is out & strobing is in!  While I’m not entirely ready to throw out my contouring routine See previous posts (adore my Loreal Paris USA True-Match For Contouring) I’ve been curious about this growing trend. So, what is strobing? Strobing is all about creating a dewy, natural looking glow. Products are used to brighten the higher features of your face instead of carving them out like you do with contouring. Think of it as a way to keep your summer glow all year round without the bronzer.
I attended an event last night at  Maven Beauty Bar and we discussed / played with this technique. Mally of the natural skincare brand M Steves was there incorporating her fabulous serum and boots to achieve this look on all ages.  I have to tell you her anti-aging-serum is a game changer.  You see it work wonders in just minutes and continue to lift, tighten “DE-puff” you skin and was like magic in a bottle under my eyes!  So of course you know me I bought it and her almost famous RHSO Skin Booster (a cold + pressed rose hip seed oil) see her links above to get all the details but promise you will love me later for introducing you to this line.   Will be using in my arsenal for all clients, brides, mother  of the brides from now on!
As for strobing In this post I’ll be breaking down the basics and how you can achieve a fresh glow without going overboard…

Time To Shine

The idea behind strobing is to create a polished makeup look that emanates a natural radiance. That being said, your finished product should be sans glitter and all glow. Avoid products with noticeably large flakes of glitter and opt for products that ‘illuminate’ and have a touch of ‘shimmer.’

Choosing A Highlighter

Like any other makeup product you should keep your skin tone in mind when choosing a highlighter. While some highlighters come in a white, pearlescent shade, consider a colored highlighter. For fair skin, consider choosing a pinker highlight. For medium and dark skin, try choosing highlighters with coral or gold tones. If you have oily skin, try using a powdered highlighter. For drier skin types, try applying a cream highlighter. I love the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer In All Colors For This Look.  I have about 4 of them and I use BENEFIT High Beam Liquid Highlighter  These are the few in my collection use MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Shell as well & its great! For a nice look in the summer NAKED illuminator is quick & has a powder finish – sexy on your collar bone as well…….

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Where To Apply

It’s best to apply highlighter to the high points of your face where sunshine naturally hits. There are seven facial features you ultimately want to be highlighting: down the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead, your brow bones, the inner corners of your eyes, your cheekbones, the tip of your chin, and your cupid’s bow (above your upper lip).

A Little Goes A Long Way

Less is more when it comes to strobing and applying highlighter. You want to give your skin luminescence without looking overly shiny or oily. If you’re nervous, start by applying a little bit at a time, gradually leading up to your desired highlight. 
Let me know if you will try this look during the Holiday Season – Tweet, MSG etc….. or share your thoughts in the comments!  I love hearing from you.  
Cheers All,

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