Strobing: What it is, and How to Do It

Strobing Technique Beauty Blogger Sarah



Many of you may or may not have heard of the new beauty trend known as strobing, but nonetheless, today I will be educating you on what it is, and how you can do it to get the look yourself. I completed the look myself above, although I didn’t go full on crazy with it – I kept it somewhat on the subtle side of strobing. Is there such a thing?

Strobing is basically a highlighting technique which implements much more highlighter than the usual application would call for, without the addition of any sort of facial contouring. You can go in with a bit of bronzer for a summery look, but it’s not typical of strobing. The cheekbones, forehead, nose, cupid’s bow, orbital bone and chin are all accented with what some would call ‘maximum capacity’ highlighter, but nonetheless, it’s making huge waves in the beauty world. It’s not only become the most popular beauty trend in America, but Canada and Europe as well.

Strobing can be accomplished by focusing a luminescent highlighting powder on the areas mentioned above.

Beauty Vlogging guru Jaclyn Hill had recently created a highlighting powder for BECCA Cosmetics known as Champagne Pop, which many of you may have used, own, or at least heard of, and with the implementation of this technique, her product has been selling out in Sephora stores across the country at an alarming rate. While this product is limited edition, it’s best to stock up on now to forever keep your #highlightonfleek!

BECCA X Cosmetics Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop


Here’s an example of strobing I had found in a Google search to share with you all:


strobing-contour-techniquePhoto Credit to

So, my questions to you today are these: have you tried strobing? What do you think of it? If you haven’t tried it, would you? Is it just too much highlight for your liking? I would love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!


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