As a fair skin, shimmer lover, I’ve always been more fond of a nice highlight vs. a bronzer contour. While both techniques have their place in everyday makeup wear, I’m excited for a summer strobe! Below I have listed my favorite pearlescent and shimmer products from light glow to
1. M.A.C. Cosmetics Strobe Cream
This is a time released moisturizer, meaning it will moisturize all day This is a great product for everyone, including the non-makeup wearer. It can be used alone or under a foundation.
2. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Illuminating
This tinted moisturizer is one of my new found favs! I’ve used their tinted moisturizer for years now, but just tried the “Illuminating” and I’m in love. It has a lightweight feel, with medium coverage. Another great product for all types of makeup wearers.
3. NARS The Multi stick
The Multi stick comes in a variety of colors. It is a cream-to-powder, multipurpose product. It provides a nice dewy glow. I like to use it just on the top of the cheek bones and on the bow of the lip. A perfect introduction to Strobe for the everyday makeup wearer.
4.Bobbi Brown Shadow
A shimmer shadow is a great way to try this trend with something you probably already have in your makeup collection. A nude, or slightly pink tone is what you want to look for. I like to use a shadow on the tops of the cheek bones, on the brow bone, and in the inner corner of the eye.
5. M.A.C. Pigment
Vanilla Pigment is a must have in any makeup collection for it’s versatility. It is a loose pearlescent powder and can be mixed with lip gloss, used as a shadow, and in this case, my favorite highlight. With loose shimmer powders, a little goes a long way, so start with a teeny tiny bit and continue to add until you get your desired STROBE. I recommend testing this out at the end of the day before you wash your face to understand the intensity of the effect.
Warning: Any pearlescent, shimmer product will enhance dry, and/or textured skin. If technique is overdone or the strobe is applied to the wrong area it will look oily.