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What’s the hottest current beauty trend? Fresh, dewy, glowing skin that radiates youth and vibrancy! It’s called strobing and it’s the more evolved cousin of contouring, the technique traditionally used to sculpt and add dimension to facial features. Instead of carving out areas with matte shading, strobing uses highlighter only in spots that catch the light naturally, like your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.

Strobing is really just another word for the age-old technique of highlighting. The key is concentrating on super hydrating your skin! Healthy, nourished skin will be enhanced with highlighting, but remember not to spread the product all over your face (or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess!). Also, if you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already.

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Begin by prepping the skin to get your glow going! After you have moisturized and allowed the product to fully absorb, apply Water Canvas Primer. An oil-free, transparent priming gel that evens skin's texture while allowing your pores to breathe. Created with a patented process of 81% microwater infused with seaweed extract, this primer forms a flexible cushion treating skin with anti-oxidants and hydration.

Swipe the HydroStick in Aqualily to the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, browbone, bridge of nose, and under the inner eye area using fingertips to blend away the edges. Apply a little more than you usually would to create a glistening result! Water technology in this long-wearing gel formula leaves skin feeling refreshed and cool, plus, it feels silky upon application and sets quickly with a lightly pearlescent finish that adds a subtle shimmer to skin.

Add Ultra Light Canvas Tinted Moisturizer with a Water Canvas sponge to give you an overall dewy complexion. This versatile tinted moisturizer perfectly blends skincare and makeup, achieving a sheer-to-medium coverage that gives skin a radiant, soft, and smooth-looking appearance.

Strobing - Vincent Longo Cosmetics

Now that the skin is prepped you are ready to add foundation, try Dew Finish Foundation to add to the glowing shine we have going on! The soothing, emollient texture promises flawless, satiny glow as well as water-resistant sun protection. Add a pop to the cheeks with a Water Canvas sponge and the Chiara Flush Stick in Ardensa, a matte coral with a shimmering apricot core. A creamy, easy to blend hybrid stick of matte and pearly colors blend together easily to deliver a healthy, natural looking flush of color.

Strobing - Vincent Longo Cosmetics

Now we are ready to add in the extra highlighting! Use a concealer one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Pat Perfect Canvas Liquid Concealer over all the points that you applied the Aqualily previously -- on cheeks, forehead, bridge of nose, upper lip, browbone, and under the inner eye area.

Use the Velour Puff (No powder, just the puff!) to absorb any shine where it shouldn’t be, pat on the sides of the forehead, sides of nose and along the sides of your jawline. Now brush on La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora on top of all the spots where we used the liquid concealer to set and provide a sheer layer of ethereal glow! Multi-tonal, luminescent pearls reflect light to brighten any complexion, providing luminosity for any skin tone.

If you prefer a less-dramatic version of the strobing look, skip the Perfect Canvas Liquid Concealer and layer a light application of Flora over the Aqualily instead.

Strobing - Vincent Longo Cosmetics

Since the look is all about the skin we will keep the eyes simple by coating lashes with two layers of Lush Length Mascara to the top and bottom lashes. The rich, yet lightweight formula envelops lashes, while adding volume and extending length. Pure black pigments combine in an innovative formula that remains soft throughout the day.

Strobing - Vincent Longo Cosmetics

To finalize the look, we will add just a touch of gloss in a sheer, shiny neutral to the lip. Try Perfect Shine Lip Gloss in Dolce, a shimmering nude that won’t detract from the strobing effect. Infused with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to repair and condition lips, our Perfect Shine glosses offer beautiful color combined with silky, soft texture and intense shine. Your glow is officially on!

Strobing - Vincent Longo Cosmetics

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