Even if the term strobing is new to you, the concept is not. Also dubbed the “anti-contour,” the technique most commonly known as highlighting illuminates the highest planes of the face to create a glowing complexion.
To effectively strobe your face, you need to apply a highlighter on the points naturally hit by the light, including your cheekbones, the center of your forehead, down your nose, the Cupid’s bow, and chin. Liquid and cream highlighters provide a dewy effect, while those with oily skin should opt for powder illuminators. We’ve rounded up six compact stick and cream highlighters to help you achieve the perfect strobe.