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6 Simple AF Tips To Make You Look Like A Radiant Angel Baby

Wow, so shiny, so beautiful, so strobey.

Strobing, like contouring, isn't new. It's basically highlights on your face to look dewy and radiant AF. As fans of the ~lewk~, we wanted to learn how to do it ourselves.

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One of the things that appealed to us about it: It seemed way easier than contouring. Just dab some highlighter here, a little there and you're good to go. But trying it this way usually proved...uh...occasionally disastrous. Or sweaty-looking. Or both. Either way, it did not FEEL as easy as we initially believed and I wanted to get to the bottom of it.

So, we called in the professionals at Birchbox to give us some tips to get our ~strobe~ on. Here are some of the major keys we learned from our wonderful makeup artist Adriana Misoul.

1. First things first: What's so cool about this? Well, highlighter is a great tool to create that "spotlight" effect on your face.

By applying highlighter down the nose and over the cheekbones, you can get that "LOOK AT MY ANGELIC FACE" look. And who doesn't want that?
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By applying highlighter down the nose and over the cheekbones, you can get that "LOOK AT MY ANGELIC FACE" look. And who doesn't want that?

2. To simplify the whole thing, Adriana recommended making a "superhero" mask to guide your highlight.

Basically, you just follow the shape of the brow bone/cheek bone. It's all the more fun when you think of it as a superhero mask.
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Basically, you just follow the shape of the brow bone/cheek bone. It's all the more fun when you think of it as a superhero mask.

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3. If you've applied all of your highlighter and you want a little bit more definition, you can create a hint of a shadow using a bronzer color in the hollows of your cheekbone.

This is particularly helpful if you happen to have oily skin (or a sweaty afternoon) because it gives your face more defined bone structure.
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This is particularly helpful if you happen to have oily skin (or a sweaty afternoon) because it gives your face more defined bone structure.

4. When you're strobing your face, you can also use a shimmery, bolder color on your eyes to make them pop.

She used purple to pull the eye makeup together with Christina's hair color.
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She used purple to pull the eye makeup together with Christina's hair color.

5. Highlighter can draw attention to the features that you want to, you know, highlight.

The makeup artist wanted to play up Alexis's killer lips and eyes so she added highlight to the Cupid's bow to draw the eye there.
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The makeup artist wanted to play up Alexis's killer lips and eyes so she added highlight to the Cupid's bow to draw the eye there.

6. You can use a metallic cream eyeshadow stick on the waterline to give your eyes that extra shimmer.

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Here are the before and after shots so you can really see the difference:

HAPPY STROBING

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