Contouring is all the rage. Thanks to the Kardashians for making it popular now everyone is doing it. But it can be hard! I still have not mastered the concept of contouring, I always seem to use the wrong shades and look like a circus clown. But thankfully there is also strobing. Strobing is much easier to master, at least it is for me. Because you are using highlighters, bronzer and blush which are more forgiving than picking the wrong shade of foundation.
So how do you strobe? Hard Candy has put together a LOOK PRO! Ultimate Strobing kit that has everything you will need to strobe like a pro. My favorite part is the set of directions on the back of the kit with step by step directions on how to strobe. Included in the Hard Candy strobing kit is a brush, matte bronzer, matte blush, 2 luminizers and luminizing cream. All you need to add is your favorite moisturizer to strobe.
Step 1 – Take you favorite moisturizer and mix it with the luminizing cream. You are going to apply this all over your face just like you would typically do with moisturizer. This will give you a dewy youthful glow.
Step 2 – Use the bronzer and apply under your cheekbones. Not sure how to find your cheekbones? Pucker your lips and they should stand out.
Step 3 – Apply the blush to your cheekbones. I suggest just keeping those lips puckered from the bronzer so you can clearly see your cheekbones.
Step 4 – This is where you get to become a mixologist! Blend the two luminizer powders together until you get a shade complimentary to your skin tone. You are going to apply to the middle of your forehead, ridge of your eyebrows, below your eyes, on your nose, cupid’s bow and your chin.
You may need to do a little blending to have a smooth transition of the makeup on your face. But it’s much easier to achieve this than contouring. And if you ever forget what area’s and what product to apply where you can simply flip over the strobing kit and there’s a picture to follow.
If you prefer to use a illuminating stick Hard Candy has that too. You can use the stick instead of the powder to illuminate. To achieve the perfect shade you would just alternate applying the two shades or you could use a clean brush and create a custom color with the brush and apply.
Hard Candy is available at Wal-Mart nationwide.