Contouring vs Strobing.

So you’ve only just got used to contouring – thats if you HAVE got used to it , perhaps you are just confused as the rest of us, however, there is now an easy way out ; STROBING. Its much less time consuming , and uses less products … but does it have the same effect as contouring?

What is strobing?
For strobing , you’ll need to dig out your best illuminating products, creams, liquids, powders, use it all!!

Strobing is designed to over highlight, focusing mainly on highlighter products. The products are supposed to be placed where the light would naturally hit your face (so, your cheekbones, brow bones, the centre of your forehead, down your nose, cupids bow, and on your chin.) So I would personally use a cream highlighter underneath your foundation and then a soft powder luminizer on top, more so on your cheekbones.

What is contouring?

Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through makeup, using light and dark colours to highlight and shade the face. Contouring is designed to make facial features more defined, such as sharper cheekbones , narrower nose and smaller forehead. Celebs such as Kim Kardashian have really taken this trend off the ground and now everyone craves the sharp look! Its absolutely all about the blending and the brushes, totally worth investing in! Harsh lines are never cute.

So when should we do which?

Personally, i’m a greedy make up junkie and I love both all at the same time!!!
However, some would say that contouring is a full glam evening look, team with a sexy smokey eye and you’ll be on your way. This doesn’t mean that your daily routine can’t consist of chiselled cheek bones and a totally beat make up look!! Strobing is perfect for the low maintenance girl in a rush for work in the morning but a glam glow is appropriate at ALL times. FullSizeRender-3

https://youtu.be/TuZJH23AUh0 – click this link to see our latest tutorial on highlight and contour.

https://youtu.be/0N4A8MincWA – click this link to see our latest strobing technique combined with a smokey eye.

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