Just when I finally bought a matte contour powder, I found an article about the new makeup trend strobing! I even came to a point of getting myself tan (I mean naturally.lol) to somewhat perfectly blend with the technique. So, I’d been to a lot of “beach bumming” and getting burnt was my ultimate goal but after finishing the whole article, I must say, I was kinda relieved.
Contouring is a completely complicated technique to achieve and this is coming from a total makeup noob(haha what can you expect?). I learned about it just a year ago, took some practice and it was just this year when finally, I get to include it as part of my daily out-routine. Also, it goes with the other highlighting technique. As you can just imagine, simultaneously doing both techniques is a bit time consuming and mind you, I pity my face with all the products that I apply. Thus, the new makeup trend strobing is indeed a heaven sent!
Strobing, from the name itself (as a portrait photographer magazine editor, i can think of strobe lights), is highlighting the face with light and only light. Think of a dewy-radiant-glowing skin! Unlike in contouring that features a mix of darker shades for chiseling and lighter shades for highlighting, strobing doesn’t anymore include bronzer or dark powders since it focuses more on light to enhance the face. Here comes my long “finally, my face can rest” sigh! Who doesn’t like strobing when it’s all about strategically defining and accentuating your facial features rather than trying to mask or morph them! This means far less less products and you’ll be out the door in a third of the time. Whew! In fact, I use only one, Revlon Highlighting Pallette – Bronze Glow.haha
However, it doesn’t end there! This technique needs you to invest in your skincare regime and stick to it. You can apply as many products as you wish but a luminous glow won’t be achieved without the basic drills, I tell you.
W.lab Korean Products
Speaking of which, last night was indeed a match made in heaven. I was just thinking of doing some beauty shop crawl (of course to master strobing), then my co-bloggers and I got to meet these wonderful ladies behind the W.lab Korean Products with special participation of Oliver who owns the Wine Cellar, the venue for the event.
더블유랩 W.Lab, a brand that received premium brand awards and 2015 Korea Satisfaction Consumer Index, will be bringing the ultimate skin care experience to the Philippines. They have decided to open its doors to Filipino consumers, this is very exciting! That means, we can now enjoy their products as they are already available here in our country. (To be distributed by K-Style Korean Shop)
The good news for Kagayanons is that the products are readily accessible here in Cagayan de Oro. Meetups and shipping are their current mode of handling products to customers so, for those located outside Cagayan de Oro, you can of course order through their facebook page (click the link above).
Pure buuble energy soap as part of my skin regime. It’s Charcoal/Pore that works to tighten your pores. It also brings back the luster and fights aging and wrinkles.
shelf mushroom extracts, sesame oil, vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Pomegranate extracts,Ganoderma mushroom extract, Phelinnus mushroom extract,swiftlets birds nest’s extracts,vitamin B3,Vitamin C, Pomegranate,Hibiscus extract,Rosemary extract,Adenosine, Red ginseng extract,Camellia Japonica extract,Rosehip oil
White Holic as my improvised primer, the aka “I woke up like this” look.hehe
Active Ingredients: Glutathione, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
▶ Brightens Face Instantly
▶More Higher contents of Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract(70%) than Water (natural and skin-nutritious)
▶Moisturising, Light texture feeling & No Cakey
▶ Reasonably Priced at its effectiveness and fast results
▶ Natural Ingredients enough for you to sleep without removal (no worries at night)
▶ Get a real whitening effect with constant use
W.Honey Beam Cushion as my concealer and base. It’s a BB and CC cream in one, something you need to achieve a dewy finish (not a heavy powdery finish) that perfectly complement the strobing technique, getting you one step closer to that lit from-within-glow.
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethy
hexyl Salicylate, Octocrylene, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide, Adenosine
▶ Triple functionality of Sun Block / Whitening / Wrinkle Improvement
(Certified by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety)
▶ Has More Higher contents of Honey Extract (40%) than Water
▶ Contain various Vitamins for whitening Effect (Vitamin B5, Vitamin C derivative, Vitamin E)
▶ Soothe your skin with the Chestnut ingredients
▶ Beam from Honey
…and of course for my last Glow and Strobe stop, I mentioned it earlier.
The White Holic really sticks to its promise of quick lightening without “Minudmod sa harina” look (haha) rather a radiant and glowing skin. The W.Honey Cushion on the other hand, smoothens out everything for a “porcelana” look. By the time, I reached the glow and strobe step, I was amazed as how it effortlessly and naturally glowed unlike before when I was just using a drug store bb cream foundation, the glow wasn’t really that emphasized.
Verdict: Achieve na achieve. Not just the strobing look but also the Koreana look which you can’t blame me if I highly recommend all the products.