The internet has been going crazy for the last couple of weeks about this new and latest make-up craze, The Strobbing Technique, which is apparently the next best thing since contouring was made so popular by Kim Kardashian! This ‘Strobbing’ technique really is just good old fashioned highlighting, which if you can pull of perfectly plus add in some striking contact lenses, you’ll really be giving you face a fresh and young glowing feel, perfect for summer days and nights.
Ok, so even if this “strobing” technique isn’t really as new as you thought it was, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t give it a go! Now, obviously you need to remember there’s always a right way and a wrong way to do things, especially with make-up tricks, the last thing you want is people thinking a disco ball exploded on your face. I would suggest steering far and clear away from metallic high-beam highlighters and instead try and focus on getting subtle and creamy formulas to work with. There really is a fine line between a nice glowing skin and a gleaming shine, try and avoid all the sparkly and shimmering products, you want to go for more of a glistening product.
The trick here is to try and highlight your features in the most natural way possible, I would recommend getting started with a tinted moisturiser and not using anything matt as a base, and then use a highlighter to the highest parts of your cheekbones or even your brow bones. If naturally have an oily skin aka a little luminous, try using a very light highlighting powder on all the areas on your face that gets touched by the light. If you’re a little nervous that you’re going to be way too glimmer, you could also just rock this natural glow by adding in a highlighting eye shadow!
So now that you have the ‘strobing’ down, and know what to do and not to do with your make-up, let’s get talking about the kind of contact lenses you want to get for your eyes to give them a more youthful and bright feel! If you’re really eager on getting some contact lenses to brighten up your eyes and really get them to glow and pop with colour then make sure that when you’re choosing your contact lenses that you go for a pair of contacts that have an accent colour, which intensifies your natural colour, without having to completely change the colour of your eyes, but just exaggerate them a tad bit! Try finding a pair of contact lenses that have a perfect blend two or more colours which will make them pop even more, yet still make your eyes look natural and younger.
Now if you decide to go for a an even more effective and age defying contact lens, I would recommend choosing a pair of contact lenses that have a darker and almost black circle around the edge of the circled lens, as this will definitely take your eyes back a couple of years giving them that youthful and intense look at the same time. Going for a set of Blue Glamour Contact Lenses, for example, won’t just add a tiny, tasteful bit of colour to your eyes, but they’ll also highlight the colour of your eyes with a darker outer boarder of the iris, which according to recent studies easily becomes less distinct over the years and gets a more ‘washed out’ look as get older.
Please don’t forget that if you’re going to be using make up and contact lenses at the same time, that it really is best to put your contacts in first, and with washed, clean and dry hands before applying any make-up and make an extra effort to find make-up that is oil-free, because the last thing you want is blood-shot, infected eyes with your stunning make-up!