Strobing Or Contouring? Find Out Which Makeup Technique Is Made For You...

Written by Nida SayyedSep 16, 2023
Strobing or Contouring? Find out which makeup technique is made for you...

A new makeup trend is born every day and while there are both good and bad makeup trends that break each year, some trends become pure classics! For example, contouring and highlighting have been around for a while and every second person we know is head over heels in love with these makeup techniques.

But while everyone was busy obsessing over these two beauty trends, there came Strobing—an intense version of highlighting and overshadowed contouring. And with the arrival of Strobing most people can’t decide which of these trends is made for them!

Well, allow us to help you pick which of the two—contouring or highlighting is made for you...


What is contouring?

What is strobing?

Let’s start with the older trend first, contouring. Contouring is basically creating shadows on your face with a foundation shade darker than your skin tone to make your face look structured. The Kardashian sisters are known for their contouring skills and they are most likely the reason this makeup trend is so popular today. Contouring can make your face look narrower, make your cheekbones pop and even slim down your nose.

So is contouring the one for you?

In simpler terms, contouring adds structure to your features. So if you have fuller cheeks that could use some definition and sharpness, then Contouring is for you!

Try contouring your cheeks and jawline for an edgy, sharp look. You can also attempt nose and lip contouring if you feel the need.    


What is strobing?

What is strobing?

Strobing is basically the highlighters dramatic cousin. Strobing is highlighting your face in a way such that you don’t need to contour to have your cheeks pop out. It doesn’t include any darker powders or shadows. Strobing is dewy foundation, highlighting your usual areas and using shimmer blushes. It makes your skin look healthy and fresh.

Is strobing for you?

If you’re looking for a dewy, youthful glow and healthy skin, this one‘s for you. If you have dark spots or pimples at the moment then Strobing might just highlight the flaws. So we suggest you only go for highlighting till your skin clears up!

Strobing however is perfect for when you have clear skin and you want to go for a fresh dewy soft makeup look. Strobing not only provides dewy skin but also makes your skin look like it’s glowing from within. Go for strobing, if you want to sport a no-makeup makeup look.

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