Highlighting or strobing has taken over contouring in the popularity ranks, with contour queen, Kim Kardashian allegedly stating she is no longer a great fan of the thick-layered contoured look. Instead, highlighting is huge – and now the eyes are getting a serious beauty look-in, with amazing eye-strobing techniques we promise you will love.
If you live for parties, but want to avoid looking, well, like you’ve spent the night partying – or if you just want to look more awake (let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then eye-strobing/eye-lightening is your thing.
This fabulous technique involves brightening the inner corner of the eyes with highlighter. We all know and love the little trick of adding a white shade to the inner corner of the eye in order to open them up. By adding an extra layer of highlighter you will create the illusion of a bigger, brighter, and wider eye. We’re in!
For Daytime Use
Daytime strobing is very different to evening eye-strobing. Depending on what look you are going for, dictates just how much you layer and which pigment to use. To begin with, try a highlighter that has a slight sheen. We love Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow, John Lewis, and £38.50. This product is not glittery; it is simply a bright, yet warm luminous shade.
Night Time Use
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The majority of the celebrities at the Met Gala loved the metallic shades, adding a new aspect to the look, of which worked extremely well. Try using a metallic or shimmery shade that contains less sheen. We love Nars Dual Intensity In Blush Jubilation, Selfridges, £30. Although it can be used as a blush, it is a fantastic highlighter, and includes a perfect sheen of warm gold shade on one end of the stick and peach on the other. Add layers to create the desired effect.