With Asian-inspired “glass skin” and the pursuit of dewy freshness dominating beauty trends, strobing liquids are dethroning powders as the must-have highlighters of the day. These lightweight liquids have taken strobing to a new level by achieving a highly sought-after full-face glow. Strobing is basically an alternative way to get the contouring effect with less work, and a more naturally glowing result.
For a dewy-looking, full-face glow (without over-the-top disco ball shine) use Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter in Deep Gold. You can mix this illuminator into your primer before applying foundation if you’d like the glow built into your makeup favourites, or even skip the foundation altogether and use this illuminator alone as a base.
If you’re looking to enhance your skin tone while bringing out your inner radiance, try L’Oréal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden. This colour draws out and amplifies the bronze undertones of warmer skin tones. Try rubbing some on your collarbones to light up your neckline area.
To complete a no-makeup makeup look, use Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid in Fireball. This rosy-red colour perfectly complements dark skin and is best for lighting up small areas for extra emphasis. Even better, it’s as small as a tube of lip gloss, making it easy to take with you anywhere. Swipe it onto the bridge of your nose, your upper cheekbones, and your Cupid’s bow, and blend well.
On a night out, when you’re gunning for the spotlight and need to look like celeb royalty, you can’t go without NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator Sun Goddess in Sun Goddess. This luxurious liquid feels like a feather on the skin and looks like molten gold. Not only does it give the ultimate glow, but it also gifts the skin with golden hues fit for the queen you are.
Strobing liquids are the perfect way to get the effect of highlighting your face – but don’t go overboard if you want to keep it natural looking! Apply a coin-sized amount to your face at a time and blend well before adding any more. Alternatively, blend with other makeup products for awesome, even coverage.