Wonder how Kareena Kapoor Khan gets that glow? While part of it is a healthy diet and intense workout sessions, make-up plays an important part too, and the process is called strobing. This make-up technique gives your face a natural glow and experts recommend it more than contouring – even though the latter has its advantage.
Strobing simply defines your features by using light and light alone with reflective products and it’s a much more forgiving way to bring focus to your face than contouring. So, if you want to ditch the airbrush trend for once and for all, then here are a few simple steps by Gunjan Gaur, make-up expert and executive director, ALPS Cosmetic Clinic to get it right:
Step 1: Apply a thin layer of foundation and cover under eye circles, blemishes, patches with the concealer. Then powder your face wherever required or the area of your face which tends to produce more oil, like your T-zone and chin to set the concealer.
Step 2: Load your brush with a highlighter and start applying a thin layer on your cheekbones and temple, forehead and the length of your nose. Be careful not to overdo it.
Step 3: Fill your brows with a brown coloured brow pencil and pair it with nude or light brown eyeshadow, a hint of very thin eyeliner, mascara, natural looking pink blusher and subtle shade of pink/nude/coral satin finish lipstick. You are good to glow!
Things to be kept in mind
* The shade of your highlighter should be in sync with your natural skin shade. For example, a cream highlighter for fair skin, golden for wheatish skin and bronze for darker skin tones.
* Take a minute to see where your face reflects light and put the highlighter on those areas.
* Try not to highlight acne; you will not enjoy the result if done.