As anyone with even the most casual relationship with her Instagram account can confirm, strobing is officially the new contouring. Less complex in execution than the latter, this candle-lit skin effect is all about the highlighting portion of the multi-step contouring process—artfully placed, ethereal highlights that give the skin a fresh luminosity and a sculpted look via flashes of brightness. Think of it as soap-opera skin IRL, subtly bringing out your individual bone structure. Here, a step-by-step primer on how to achieve complexion perfection.
Start by placing Double Wear Brush-on Glow BB Highlighter on the high planes of your face—centre of forehead, bridge of nose, Cupid’s bow, chin, and tops of cheekbones. Use your fingertips to blend.
With a slightly damp makeup sponge, dot a pea-sized amount of Illuminating Perfecting Primer over cheekbones, then fingertip-blend for pretty pearlescence.
Illuminate us about your newly illuminated facial features! Post a selfie on Instagram and tag us @esteelauder so we can check out your makeup skills.