Khloé Kardashian, Strobing Master, Reveals Her Biggest Highlighting Secret

All of the light.

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If Kim Kardashian is queen of the contour (opens in new tab), than Khloé Kardashian is the bad b**ch of strobing. 

"There's nothing that makes me feel sexier than a swipe of highlighter on my cheeks," she confessed in a new post on her website (opens in new tab). "Makes me feel like I could cut a bitch with my cheekbones."

And she didn't just wax poetic about the sculpting technique—she opened up her makeup bag too, revealing her go-to highlighters: creams, liquids, powders, and must-have tools. Cue up your Sephora shopping list:

The Creams

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When Khloé's traveling, she's all about the spill-proof creams she can toss in her handbag. If you're looking to conserve space, the Anastasia Contour Cream Palette may be your best bet. "This is the WHOLE kit and caboodle," she says. "Contour and highlight in one!"

1. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand, $28; sephora.com (opens in new tab).

2. RMS Living Luminizer, $38; birchbox.com (opens in new tab).

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, $40; sephora.com (opens in new tab).

The Liquids

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If taking a more minimal approach, she looks to light-weight liquids for a soft glow. Among her favorites is Benefit's beloved High Beam formula, which "has a cult following  and goes on super smooth."

1. Benefit High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter, $26; birchbox.com (opens in new tab).

2. Yves Saint Laurent 'Touche Éclat' Radiant Touch in Custard, $42; sephora.com (opens in new tab).

3. NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, $30; beauty.com (opens in new tab).

The Powders

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Shimmery powders are her "favorite way to strobe" and while she loves all of these picks, it's the Anastasia Illuminator in Starlight that she carries with her everywhere.

1. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop; sephora.com (opens in new tab).

2. Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body, $30; sephora.com (opens in new tab).

3. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder, $44; net-a-porter.com (opens in new tab).

4. MAC Strobe Mineralize Skinfinish, $32; nordstrom.com (opens in new tab).

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight, $28; macys.com (opens in new tab).

The Tools

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When it comes to blending creams and liquids, Hourglass' sculpting sponge is her go-to. For powder, she uses a fan brush to press highlighter into the cheeks and a smaller tapered brush for the brow bone and cupid's bow.

1. Hourglass Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor, $22; nordstrom.com (opens in new tab).

2. Sigma Beauty Highlighter Brush, $19; amazon.com (opens in new tab).

3. Jane Iredale White Fan Brush, $18; beauty.com (opens in new tab).

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.