Proving that strobing is going nowhere, M.A.C Cosmetics (the originators of the trend with M.A.C Strobe Cream) has just launched its new Strobe Collection. We talk to Carol Mackie, Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics about the new technology making inner glow even more achievable.
Strobing has been such a big hit, do you think it’s set to continue?
Highlighting and contouring has always been used by makeup artists to sculpt and shape the face. More recently with awareness on social media, strobing has become the new term for highlighting the face. What’s different is with new technology in product formulations, we can create subtle washes of translucent highlights that become part of the face.
Does this new collection compliment M.A.C’s original Strobe Cream?
At M.A.C we have used Strobe Cream for many years to highlight the face, mixing it into foundations to give a luminous finish or as a moisturiser to brighten the face as well as buffing it over cheekbones to catch the light. Now we have so many new and innovative products to choose from to take highlighting to different levels… Strobing a not going away, there just may be a new quirky name or term for it!!
Why has this makeup technique taken off the way it has?
People have become more aware of the technique with social media and celebrities showcasing healthy glowing skin on the red carpet, has played a part also.
What does this new Strobe collection from MAC offer professional makeup artists?
It’s the perfect combination for makeup artists to layer and subtly build dimension into their highlighting and there are easy to use brushes selected with this collection that are great for everyone…, meaning you can become you’re own makeup artist!! Each product can be used differently.
Try these Strobe tips from Carol Mackie, Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics
- Strobe Cream can be used under, over or mixed into foundation.
- Cream Colour Base can be buffed or tapped on with the finger over foundation.
- Lights spade Mineralized Skin Finish gives an amazing soft, iridescent gleam to the skin lightly buffed with the #188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush on the cheekbones or down the bridge if the nose.
- Vanilla Pigment is perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eye or over the lid with #286 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush, even lightly over the Cupid’s bow of the lip.
Have your say: Do you have any strobing tips you can share?