Strobing: The New Makeup Trend And The Best Highlighters To Achieve It

It’s time for contour to move over, and make space for the latest trend, “Strobing” or what some people are calling “the new contour”, by doing the reverse while achieving a similar contour effect, but much more natural and glowy-looking since it is done by only using highlighters. This summer’s makeup trend is all about the perfect glow, and you can achieve it by simply placing shimmers in the right areas, (but of course having a nice bronze tan always helps).

Highlighter creates a dimension on your face even with the absence of defined contouring. Highlighter is recommended to be applied on the areas where the light would naturally hit, like your cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose, but some people even dare to mix it with their foundation for an all over glow. Dabbing on these soft shimmery shades will help your complexion look radiant, fresh, and healthy, it’s the perfect summer look!

We have listed the a few of the top rated highlighters that will get the job done and users can’t get enough of, using the right highlighter is very important because remember, you want to glow not sparkle!


NARS Hot Sand Illuminator $39



Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc $40



Benefit Sun Beam $26



Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo $39 (the highlighter part)

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in Pink Beige

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in Pink Beige


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed $38



Givenchy Prisme Libre $53



Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick $46



Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat – Radiant Touch $42