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Strobing for darker skin tones


Contouring, the technique used to sculpt the face using shadow and light, can be quite intense so some people prefer strobing. Strobing is a technique straight off the catwalk which is super-highlighting, sometimes without the shadows.

The key to achieving this high fashion look is to only apply a highlight to the high points of the face where the light hits. The best results come from a golden shimmer highlight as this really reflects the sunlight, giving the illusion of killer cheekbones.

The main products you will need are a concealer, golden highlighter and perhaps a little blusher if you feel you would like some colour on your cheeks. Also, make sure you have the right tools to hand for stress-free strobing. Try a fan brush or an angled blusher brush for applying the highlight then have a fluffy blending brush available to blend out any harsh lines. You want to make it look like you are naturally glowing rather than wearing reflective stripes like a safety jacket!

Check out this tutorial by Chanel Boateng on how to strobe:

Click here to see how I do it!

If you have oily skin you might think strobing is not for you. Think again! Just make sure you use a primer for oily skin, set your base with powder and use a powder highlighter rather than a cream.

Jennie Jenkins of Beauty By JJ explains strobing for oily skin here:

So, for an easy way to feel like a supermodel without changing your face shape, give strobing a go. It’s amazing how good glowing cheekbones will make you feel!



RECAP: Winter Beauty Twitter Chat with Beauty Expert Clare Eluka | #GBxWinter

Twitter Beauty Chat
Last Thursday we hosted our very first twitter chat! The topic was about #GBxWinter where Multi-awarding facialist and green beauty expert Clare Eluka, founder of Premae Skincare, took over our twitter handle to answer your winter beauty questions! Continue reading

3 Winter Beauty Mistakes Women of Colour Make And How To Avoid Them

Today’s post is a guest post written by Multi-award winning green beauty expert & Founder of Premae Skincare, Clare Eluka.

With winter upon us, our beauty regime should change to keep our skin healthy and looking radiant. However many women of colour unknowingly harm their skin (and purse) by making these little known beauty mistakes.

So I’m going to reveal 3 of these mistakes and share with you how to avoid them, to ensure your skin is looking beautiful during these winter months. Continue reading