If learning how to contour this summer proved to be too challenging (let's face it, there were so many crazy techniques out there) then you can rest easy for fall. While the contouring trend may not be over, there's a new technique in town that's going to make your beauty routine so much easier. If you haven't heard of strobing, get ready to fall in love with this quick and simple way to get the perfect glow. Strobing exclusively focuses on the areas of the face where light naturally hits us like our forehead, cheekbones, brow bones, cupid's bow, down our nose and right on our chin. It eliminates the endless blending of other products and gives the skin a lit from within look. The end result is a subtle, natural-looking glow that makes you look dewey and fresh-faced. If you ask me, the trend is timely for this time of the year and should be our go-to technique through the holiday season. It's hard enough trying to keep our skin hydrated and healthy from drying winds and colder weather--why not have a technique handy that keeps you looking radiant no matter what the weather is like? If you want to look gorgeous and glowing this season, check out some of the best highlighting products Planet Beauty has to get your strobe on.
Smashbox's LA Lights in Hollywood & Highland: This sheer pink pearl highlighter comes in a convenient little tube for easy application with no mess. The creamy formula and curved shape of the stick allows for a natural-looking application. Once applied, simply blend it out with the built-in sponge at the end.
Kevyn Aucoin's The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting: This gel/cream formula is the kind of multi-tasking you'll want in your makeup bag year-round. It goes on the skin effortlessly, instantly giving a beautiful illuminating effect that doesn't look powdery, shimmery or oily. Ingredients like jojoba and honey work to moisturize the skin as well. Waterproof and stay-proof for up to 12 hours, you can wear this alone or as a primer before foundation.
Rodial Skincare Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder: This champagne-toned powder gives you an instant candle-lit glow that doesn't look powdery or glimmery. Use with Rodial's highlighting brush for even application. A lightweight formulation, this powder won't stick on the skin in an obvious manner.
jane iredale's In Touch Highlighter Complete: This cream-to-powder highlighter comes in a tiny, easy to carry tube that illuminates your cheekbones, brow bones and eyes with a few little dabs. Wear alone or cocktail with any of jane iredale's blush products for an instant glow.
Artist Couture's Supernova: Anyone who doesn't shy away from glowing products will absolutely love this finely milled loose powder highlighter. Light Opalescent pink and lavender hues give your skin an out-of-this-world glow. Just a tiny bit goes a long way--you can even mix a little amount into your favorite moisturizer for a highlighted effect on your body.
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.