Jul 2, 2015
Well if you're reading this post and you didn't tune in yesterday you may want to go back and catch that post HERE if you did and you're here to see exactly how Strobing is done awesome. Now as I said in yesterdays post, Strobing is the new/old technique of highlighting. If you are unfamiliar with what higlighting is. It is a way to emphasize the high points of the face where natural light normally hits.

More so, Strobing is now known as a fool proof way to contour without using the traditional contouring technique of applying darker foundations etc to de-flaw the face for a more flattering look.  When Strobing is done correctly it should look like a natural glow from within, not a shimmery disco ball look. Now from my post yesterday I provided a few products which I categorized based on complexions that are not overly shimmery or chunky in texture, instead they provide the skin with a more natural soft glow of the skin when applied strategically. As I said this is not so much a new technique but more a short cut way to achieve a contour. As promised I have posted a face diagram of the placement for highlighting I have also listed in the "shop the post" section for the list of products I used to do Strobing. Along with that I have also provided a side view of how strobing looks after completion.

HOW TO:

Strobing/ Highlighting how to

Step 1: Prep and Primer the skin with moisturizer and Primer
Step 2: Apply Foundation suitable for skin type
Step 3: Conceal and Correct any discolouration on the face
Step 4: Apply concealer 2-3 shades lighter depending on preference to the high points of the face
Step 5: Set with setting powder of choice
Step 6: Apply high lighting products to the high points of the face as pictured in diagram above, if products are liquid do Step 5 last
Step 6 : Set face with setting spray and you're done

Strobing/ Highlighting

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Jul 1, 2015
Contouring was a trend that started quite a few years ago and became very popular among some of societies favourite celebrities suck as Kim K. It was a technique that consisted of applying or "sculpting" the face with a foundation, contouring cream or powder that was 2-3 shades deeper than your natural skin to give the face a more chiseled / thinner look. Then you would follow with a highlight shade the same 2-3 shades lighter to the high points of the face where the light would naturally hit to give the skin a "glow". Basically alot of products and alot of time to build a celebrity "cake face"

For some this technique could either work in your favor if you know what you are doing or it could potentially be a complete fail. The good thing is you can now forget about contouring and forcus on the new trend "Strobing"  the bad thing is, you now have a bunch of high priced makeup items that are 2-3 shades darker than your skin and you know you will never be that dark.

Strobing focuses primarily on highlighting the high points of the face that the light naturally hits. Some high points to mention would be the cheek bones, cupids bow, temples, centre of the nose, the chin as well as the forehead. Leaving your skin looking luminous and refreshed and not like an 80's disco ball. Which brings me to the purpose of my post. I decided that I would share some of the items that many of us currently have in our stash, that would be perfect for "Strobing" These items can be used for all skin types as long as they're used correctly. Tomorrow's post I will have a Diagram of my face of how I have done my own "Strobing" so you can see exactly how it is done. I have broken down the products in to 3 complexion categories fair, medium and deep. Stay tuned for my next post where I show you how to use these products.


Fair

Benefit High Beam Hard Candy Sheer glow all the way blushing babe soft glow illuminator Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish Soft and Gentle
Benefit High Beam
Hard Candy Sheer glow all the way blushing babe soft glow illuminator
Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish Soft and Gentle

Medium


Benefit Sun Beam Mac Cosmetics Lustre drops- Sun Rush Hard Candy baked bronzer - Hula Hula
Benefit Sun Beam
Mac Cosmetics Lustre drops- Sun Rush
Hard Candy baked bronzer - Hula Hula

 Deep


L'orea Infallible eyeshadow- Amber Rush( dupe for Mac Cosmetics Melon pigment) Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish- Gold Deposit Nars Blush- Taj Mahal
L'orea Infallible eyeshadow- Amber Rush( dupe for Mac Cosmetics Melon pigment)
Mac Cosmetics mineralized skin finish- Gold Deposit
Nars Blush- Taj Mahal

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Jun 30, 2015
Hard Candy Fierce Effects daring lip gloss Skyfall Hard Candy Fierce Effects daring lip gloss  Plum Diva

Over the last few months I have been sharing many affordable makeup items which are exclusive to Walmart Canada from Hard Candy. I decided to save a few of the fun items for last mainly because blue and purple lip gloss is not for everyone to wear on an everyday basis. Hard Candy Fierce Effects lip glosses come in 8 bold shades as well as 4 shades that are more on the sheer side for washes of colour. 
The two shades that are pictured here Skyfall(sky blue) and Plum Diva( purple) are pretty shades in the tube however worn alone you have to put some work in to get an opaque colour pay off. The Hard Candy Fierce Effects daring lip glosses are enriched with argan oils to keep the lips well hydrated. With that being said be cautious, I did experience some bleeding from too much layering and the amount of  hydration they provide. I do feel that these Hard Candy Fierce Effects daring lip glosses would wear better layered over a lipstick to give the lips more dimension.
Overall I think the thought of having a pastel blue gloss along with a purple are fun as for practicality I wasn't impressed, which I was very sad about because generally Hard Candy has alot of great products in their line that are of quality. 

Now to see what these babies look like on my lips. Take a look and while you're here let me know in the comments if these would be colours you would be inclined to wear.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects daring lip gloss SkyfallHard Candy Fierce Effects daring lip gloss Plum Diva


Skyfall & Plum Diva

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