Posted by Kathleen Blaney

Big bold beautiful brows and hair with a loose wavy beach look have been all the rage this summer; but what’s all the buzz surrounding this new technique called strobing?

Simply Nontoxic Cosmetics is here to unravel the latest buzz word that is storming the cosmetic industry!

Say goodbye to heavy contouring and hello to strobing this summer! This new, lighter, easy to master technique brings your best features forward using light! The best part of all? It requires far less product than traditional contouring! It’s no wonder this technique is quickly gaining popularity this summer! Loved for it’s ethereal finish and the dewy youthful glow that comes with it, this technique is an easy one to master! All that’s needed is a light dusting of an illuminator to the high points of the face: cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin, cupids bow and brow bones (it can also be applied to the corners of the eyes for added drama!)

Follow these simple steps, and strobing will quickly become a part of your beauty routine in no time!

1. Prep your skin:

Follow your normal skin care routine, making sure your skin is properly exfoliated, moisturized and primed by using a product such as our BB cream.

2. Pick the right products: 

Using the right products, combined with proper application technique will always help you to achieve the very best results! Use a product that has radiance or illuminating qualities to it, but avoid glitter at all costs! You’re going for a youthful refined look, and glitter can enhance things like fine lines and wrinkles. At Simply Nontoxic Cosmetics, we have the perfect illuminating product! Our Loose Mineral Radiance comes in three beautiful shades so you can easily select the perfect illuminator for your skin tone! Take a look and remember, as with all our mineral products, a little goes a long way.  

(Pro Tip: All Mineral Radiance products can be applied using a damp sponge or brush for amplified effect.) 

3. Use the right tools: Having the right tools will help you achieve the best look possible. Simply Nontoxic Cosmetics can provide you with these products to attain perfect results. 

To apply Mineral Radiance to larger high points of face, we recommend using our Large Pointed Face Brush. For a more dramatic look, we recommend lightly misting the Jumbo Flat Top Brush with Revitalizing Mineral Mist before lightly dipping into our Mineral Radiance illuminator, tap off excess product and apply. Be sure to carefully blend, taking care not to spread the product all over the face. Your goal is to strategically place the product where you want the light to hit.  

For those hard to reach places like the brow bone, corner of the eye, and cupids bow, we recommend using our Multi Tasking Brush, which, like the Flat Top Brush, can be sprayed with Mineral Mist before applying Radiance for added drama.

ProTip: Strobing may not be for everyone. If you happen to have oily skin, you may want to avoid using the strobing technique in any areas that tend to develop sheen from large amounts of oil naturally. Besides, those of us that are strobing our cheekbones are trying to just mimic the look you naturally get on your own! Remember, makeup is a form of expression, and we are all free to express ourselves in different ways. Make Strobing your own; skip applying the Mineral Radiance to your T-Zone altogether. Instead, focus on the corners of the eyes, cupids bow and across the Décolleté! 

Follow these easy steps and you’ll be strobing naturally in no time! 

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