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The festive season is full of glitz and sparkle so why should your skin be any different? If you want gorgeously shimmering skin then strobing is the answer. If you’re not sure what strobing is, effectively it’s the use of highlighters to accentuate your features and give your skin a youthful glow.

Do it right and you’ll have a beautiful, radiant glow but done wrong strobing can make your skin look shiny and greasy. Read our simple tutorial and learn how to achieve strobing perfection.

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Skin Prep

Before applying any makeup make sure that your skin is prepped correctly. To get the perfect Christmas glow your skin should be moisturised to avoid it looking dull and dry, if you have naturally oily skin then an oil-free moisturiser will help prevent it getting too greasy.

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What Will I Need?

Step 1: Apply Your Base

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As always, it’s best to start with a good base to apply your makeup. Once your skin has been moisturised apply primer then foundation, these will not only help to give your finished look a flawless finish but will also help to increase its stay power.

Step 2: Eyeshadow

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Apply a nude eyeshadow to your eyebrow bone and eyelid.

Step 3: Mascara

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Add volume to your lashes with your favourite mascara. Don’t be afraid to apply a few coats to ensure you get full coverage.

Step 4: Emphasise With Highlighter

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This is where the fun begins, the key to strobing is to apply highlighter to areas that light would naturally hit. Start with your cheek and lightly dust highlighter over your cheekbones with a makeup brush.

Step 5: Highlighter or Strobing Stick

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For hard to reach areas, such as your brow bone, use a highlighter or strobing stick. These allow for more precise application.

Step 6: Highlight Your Nose

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The bridge of your nose is also a good spot to apply highlighter. Remember not to overdo it, use your finger to gently apply highlighter from the centre bridge of your nose down to the tip.

Step 7: Lip Gloss

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Your lips should also match the rest of your look. To give them a shimmery, soft look apply a natural or nude tone lipgloss.

Step 8: Cupids Bow

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To make your lips look even more voluptuous apply highlighter to your cupids bow.

Step 9: Décolleté

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To complete the look, dust highlighter over your décolleté focusing on your collarbone. Your skin will now be perfectly dewy, shimmery and party ready.

The Finished Look

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There you have it, your warm winter glow with strobing.

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