Strobe to Glow in One Swipe with Maybelline Master Strobing Stick

"Is strobing just highlighting?"

This question baffled me for the longest time until I decided to research on it. Being a non-professional in the field is disadvantageous when it comes to  terminologies, I tell you. All I knew before was that they do the same thing -- accentuate the highest points of the face. So after thorough research (Thanks, Google!),  I found out that yes, they are the same at one point. They both accentuate the highest points of the face - the tops of the cheekbones, the brow bones, the cupid's bow, the bridge of the nose, and the chin - using a highlighting/illuminating product. The main difference comes on how to do it. Highlight is paired with contouring (Yup, they go hand in hand!) while strobing flies solo. 

Quite a learning, huh? But for now, let us put the focus on strobing. Strobing only uses light to enhance the face. No contour, no bronzer. Just the play of illuminating products that mimics what is to be under flattering lights. Personally, I haven't done it until I had my hands on  Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter.

The Maybelline Master Strobing Stick is housed in a twist-up tube. There are 2 shades available locally - Nude and Pink. What I have is Nude, a warm champagne shade that looks good on almost any skin tone.

Since it is on a twist-up stick form, it is very easy to use. Just twist it up and apply in on areas that you want to highlight.

One, soft swipe
The creamy formula rich with micro-fine pearls gives the skin the illuminated look, as if lit from within. Since my huge face cannot completely ditch contouring, I tried to be subtle when I first used the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick to see how strobing fares on me.

Looking at the above photo, a swipe of the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick on my cheekbone made my skin look glowing and well, highlighted. Take note that though you can just easily swipe it on targeted areas, you still have to blend it. Unless, you want that stick-straight glow on your face. I noticed that the warmth of the fingers helps in blending it to the skin and that brushes/sponges just tend to swipe it off.

It stays for a good 3-4 hours on the face. Not that longlasting  but since it is conveniently packaged in a stick form, you can just reapply whenever and wherever you want to.

The only caveat (for me, at least) is that it has the tendency to ruin an already set foundation. This only happens when you apply it, with a heavy hand, on the face. Though it is creamy, it being swiped directly on the face can remove the foundation on the targeted area. This doesn't happen always but has the possibility to happen. What I do is to swirl my ring finger on the product and use it to apply on my face. It works, always. :)

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♥ Jes ♥

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