Strobing 101 with YoungBlood’s Illuminating Palette

September 30, 2016



Strobing. It’s not a new dance move or new millennial saying — it’s actually refers to contouring’s dramatically simpler sister. Curious? Youngblood’s Illuminating Palette provides an easy way to get in on the trend. Developed with six unique highlighting shades, this palette is perfect for all types of skin tones.

Let’s learn how to strobe. 

Contouring  vs. Strobing


Contouring = placing dark shades around a certain area of your face to give you shape and accentuating certain features by placing shades of light around those areas.

Strobing = placing highlights on areas of your face that light naturally illuminates, giving you a bright and dewy effect.

Youngblood’s Illuminating Palette


Youngblood’s brand new Illuminating Palette has six unique oil-free and easy-to-blend cream shades. These highlights are formulated with candelilla wax — a natural gloss that nourishes your skin without a sticky effect — and mica, which provides a soft and dewy shimmer. Because of its cream formulation, these shades lock in moisture and are easy to apply. In fact, you can apply one of the highlights with your fingertips, foundation brush, or powder brush! Like all Youngblood products, this palette is free of synthetic colors, artificial fragrances, alcohol, petroleum, and other harsh chemicals.

*This product is available exclusively at our 2nd Street District location.


To give yourself that fresh-faced glow, start with your skin prepped and moisturized. Next, you’ll want to choose a shade that best matches your skin tone. To avoid that ’90s frosted look, make sure the shade you choose gives you a natural sheen. After choosing your shade, you’ll want to apply the highlighter in spots that naturally catch the light.

strobing_tutorial-02Traditionally, these areas are: the corner of your eye, cheekbones, cupid’s bow, forehead, and middle of your chin. By placing your highlight in these areas, you’ll enhance your natural features. Avoid spreading the highlight all around as it will appear to give you more of greasy look rather than a light, dewy glow. After applying the highlighter, choose a matte blush and your favorite lipstick and you’re ready to go.

Need some more help? Take a look at this Youngblood tutorial


Image Source:  Contouring vs. Strobing

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