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