Glitter Strobing Is the Super-Pretty New Trend You're Going to See All Winter Long

Ladies, frost yourselves.

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Anyone can wear red lipstick to a holiday party. It's entry-level festive. This year, why not master a party trick even more complicated than balancing a champagne flute and cheese-stuffed tartlet while making small talk? Welcome 2017 with glitter strobing.

Strobing itself, a fancy new name for the trend of applying highlighter to sculpt your face instead of contouring it with darker tones, was a major trend in 2016. The shimmery lewk is favored (and mastered) by Insta-friendly celebs like Gigi Hadid and Khloé Kardashian.

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Can the technique get even...more...luminous? It can. Popsugar tapped MAC Cosmetics senior artist Regan Rabanal to create glitter strobing.

For the shimmery styles seen here, Rabanal first applied a strobing cream, then a highlighting powder, and finally a few fine glitters, all by MAC. It's all about choosing one particular spot (maybe cheekbone, cupid's bow, or eyelids) and just going to town.

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The look isn't for the faint of heart; it's for the sparkly of soul.

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