Video Tutorial: Strobing 101

When I was very young, my dad had the strange habit of constantly pinching my nose. He said it was to make my nose "matangos" but fast forward to many years later, I still don't have that perfect nose he wanted for me, hehe. In the absence of less than perfect features, a lot of us have turned to the Kardashian method of adding a play of lights and shadows on our faces. Contouring became the adult woman's color by numbers, as we obediently followed diagrams and covered our faces in tape to map out different areas.

But who has the time to do all that? When you're trying to squeeze an extra few seconds of shuteye but have to dash out before you get stuck in the morning traffic rush, you're going to need to cut down on your beauty routine. Strobing is basically an easier and faster contour method for those who are always on the go, just starting to learn about makeup, or much too lazy and impatient to go the traditional route (that would be me).

Instead of looking for fifty shades of brown that perfectly suit your skintone, all you need for strobing is a bit of highlighter. Simply apply it to where the light naturally lands on your face (or what they call high points), lightly blend out, and you're ready to go! The result is a subtle lift in your features, plus fresh and radiant glow that seemingly take off years from your actual age.

Highlighter used in the video: Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer

When strobing, remember to keep the rest of your face matte to prevent you from turning into a disco ball. This trick can give you better selfies because of all the added light. Do give it a try, and let us know if strobing has changed your makeup game in the comments below!