HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The latest makeup trend lighting up the Internet and the runways is called strobing. It's much easier and less time consuming than some of the other popular beauty trends, and it only requires one product!
Professional makeup artist Darcie Teasley says the new trend is actually a method she has been doing for years.
"Basically putting a lot of shimmer in the areas of the face that would be hit by the sun. We called it highlighting," she said. "They've added a cute name to it - it's the antithesis of contouring."
To get the look, all you need is an illuminating highlighter. Since it is a trend, meaning it can go out as fast as it comes in, you don't want to invest a lot. Teasley shared her favorite money-saving picks.
Make your own!
"You want to check your own makeup bag before you hit the stores for anything so you can save some money. You can mix your loose powder with eye shadow or loose shadow that has iridescence or shimmer to it," Teasley said.
E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip - $1
"It comes in a couple different colors. You want to choose something peachy versus yellow or pink, that way peach will address every skin tone," Teasley said.
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick - $10.99
Teasley loves cream sticks because they are quick and easy to apply. The Sonia Kashuk highlighter stick is on the low end at $10.99, but she says it works well for strobing.
Nars The Multiple - $39
If you want to splurge, Teasley recommends Nars' the Multiple stick for $39.
Stila All Over Shimmer Luminizer - $20
"When it comes to creams, I think my absolute favorite would be the Stila All Over Shimmer," Teasley said. "The thing I like it is the shearness to it."
Once you have chosen your product, it's time to learn how to strobe.
"There are two options for the strobing - you can wear it by itself or on top of your makeup," Teasley said.
Apply it to areas like the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and chin. Think polished as opposed to glam when applying.
"Make up is an accessory like a handbag or shoes. A lot of these tutorials are like transformations," Teasley said of many Youtube videos showing strobing. "That's great for the artistic side of makeup, but I think for wearability everyday it's best to do just little bit."
Teasley says many online tutorials show dramatic transformations. She recommends that you start with a little and go from there, as to ensure you aren't strobing in the wrong way, which could leave you looking sweaty.
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