This year, contouring has dominated the cosmetics industry. Major celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj have showed support for this innovative trend, and it doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. Contouring takes a lot of time, energy, skill, and money- and sometimes it just doesn’t blend well. So finally, beauty experts have created a more natural way of bringing out your best features: strobing. This new makeup method includes just the use of light to highlight your beauty, rather than shadowing it. This look is perfect for a bridal shower, wedding, or honeymoon to create a natural, dewy glow. So, how do you go about achieving this effortless glow? Start with an illuminating foundation to establish the base for your gorgeous glow. Next, use a concealer two shades lighter than your skin tone to bring out your cheekbones, chin, the bridge of your nose, and underneath your eyebrows. Finish by dusting a shimmery highlighter into the areas you want to accentuate for your big day! Below, we have listed our top five highlighters that will exude the natural glow that you are going for.
This highlighter is inspired by the way that lighting can affect complexion. Formulated without parabens, this powder uses micron-sized color correcting particles that diffuse light to soften the look of your skin. We suggest this color in Luminous Light, because it establishes a champagne pearl glow that shines on throughout the night, so your skin will maintain a candlelit glow throughout your reception.
Benefit Cosmetics really outdid themselves when it came to formulating the perfect highlighter. The liquid formula dries onto your skin, making this highlighter incredibly long-lasting, especially when it comes to dancing the night away at a summer wedding.
According to Sephora, this highlighter is donned “supermodel in a bottle” because it is perfect for any and every skin tone for any and every bride!
This is my go-to highlighter every day! I like to say that it looks like I have a lighting team following me around everywhere because the way it diffuses light. This pen erases signs of stress and fatigue, all while illuminating the skin. It gives skin a well-rested look, which is essential for your wedding day, considering that most brides can’t sleep the night before due to total excitement! We love every shade that Yves Saint Laurent has to offer, and we totally appreciate the versatile colors that this highlighter has to offer.
This highlighter just hit the markets, and it has already shown immense success and is quite literally flying off of the shelves. The soft white tone of the highlighter combines flawlessly with the peach undertones to emphasize your favorite features. Use it on targeted areas such as your cupids bow, or sweep it on every feature that you want to bring out
This cream-to-powder formula is perfect for a bride on the go! This stick can be used as a highlighter, blush, or even a body glow. We suggest using it for touch-ups, as the stick is retractable and totally lightweight! For a highlighter, the shade Luxor tops our list. Its soft, iridescent pink tone highlights naturally.
For just one dollar you can get a gorgeous glow! This highlighter from E.L.F. is one of our favorites because the Vitamin E in the formula brightens skin while soothing it. The whipped texture leaves a lightweight finish, and doesn’t feel greasy.
So, now that you’ve got the strobing trend down pat, put it to good use! The natural finish makes for the perfect bridal glow, before and after the ceremony.