Strobing Makeup

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Strobing makeup is a new trend that has been growing in popularity over the last few years. The idea is to use brighter colors to create a strobe effect on your face. This can be done with a variety of products, including eyeshadow, lipstick, and foundation. Here are some great strobing products available today.

HourglassAmbient® Strobe Lighting Powder

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.53 g·ITEM: 1779990

Color: Iridescent

371 Reviews


Gives that true glittery highlight you look for in strobe powder. Any highlighter will give light but a strobe needs to POP and glow and it does this with it's stunning shimmer. ...Your makeup artist used this product during a makeover and I am so happy that I purchased it. ...Ambient strobe lighting powder

What it is:
A collection of illuminating strobing powders designed to sculpt the face with light, creating depth and dimension for a refined, natural-looking highlight.

What it does:
Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powders are formulated in a sheer base that’s infused with concentrated, ultra-fine mico-pearl particles in a number of sizes and refraction levels for natural-looking luminescence—without leaving a heavy metallic finish. Developed with Photoluminescent Technology it captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light to refine the appearance of the skin.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.

HourglassMini Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.3 g·ITEM: 1982693

Color: Incandescent Light

2.5K Reviews


Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light...I wanted to give Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder a try. Online it says it offers an illuminating strobing powder which is designed to sculpt the face with light- creating depth and dimension for a redefined highlight. ...Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder, Hourglass

What it is:
A travel-size Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder—an illuminating strobing powder designed to sculpt the face with light-creating depth and dimension for a refined highlight.

What it does:
Perfectly sized for travel, each mini compact of strobe lighting powder is formulated in a sheer base with concentrated ultra-fine micro pearl particles in varying sizes and refraction levels to give off a naturally luminescent highlight to the skin without a heavy metallic finish.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.


It’s a mix of 3...2 ambient and 1 strobe powder in one. I use it more as a highlight and eyebrow/nose tip high light but If you aren’t oily you could easily put it all over your face!...The infinity contains 2 ALPs and a strobe powder, so it’s a little too sparkly for all over.

What it is: An innovative finishing powder that blurs, smooths, and brightens the complexion.

Coverage: Sheer

Finish: Radiant and Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This first-of-its-kind finishing powder features two Ambient Lighting powders and an Ambient Strobe Highlighter in one mélange.

HourglassAmbient Lighting Blush Collection

Size: 0.15 oz/ 4.25 g·ITEM: 2378586

Color: At Night - a brick red combined with radiant light to recreate a vibrant fireside gleam

2.2K Reviews


In love with these strobe blushes!...What I love about the strobe blushes are that they have this beautiful pure pigment but still give a glow! ...In case anyone is wondering, these are the same blushes from their strobe blush palette that came out in the winter.

What it is:
A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder or Strobe Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues.

What it does:
While traditional blush tends to be flat, the Ambient® Lighting Blush Collection uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension with seamless blending. The handmade powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means "to mix" in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder. No two look alike.

The Ambient® Lighting Blush Collection features airy, lightweight blushes to flatter a range of skin tones.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaDemi'Glow Light-Diffusing Highlighter

Size: 0.16 oz / 4.5 g·ITEM: 2746352

Color: 09 java jitt'rs - soft deep bronze shimmer

68 Reviews


I love wearing with or without makeup....But you’ll love this highlighter if you’re not a huge fan of the “strobe” effect, or a glitter effect. This gives a nice, natural radiance to the high points and melts into the face.

What it is: A skin-tone-based highlighter with a silky-soft feel that’s infused with superfine pearls, designed to flatter every tone for a low-key glow.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight, long-wearing formula delivers a natural-looking, radiant finish. The smooth-glide, no-grit feel blends into skin without disturbing makeup. It improves the appearance of fine lines and resists sweat and humidity. The superfine pearls are delicate, so handle with care. 


I struggled to find a highlighter that did not look too glittery or strobe-y - again this is it! This one worked. The blush works too...The Best Makeup Purchas I've made to date!

What it is:
A three-in-one powerhouse palette with talc-free matte bronzer, radiance luminizer, and brightening blush stain for your naturally pretty look of vitality.

If you want to know more…
The talc-free matte bronzer, luminizing radiance powder, and brightening blush stain are formulated with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™, plus hydrolyzed collagen, silk, and peptides to instantly diffuse the appearance of lines and wrinkles and nourish your skin. The matte bronzer warms your complexion, the radiance luminizer creates a lit-from-within glow, and the brightening blush restores your natural flush of color.

MILK MAKEUPDewy Cream Highlighter Stick

Size: .24 / 6.7g·ITEM: 2693703

Color: Strobe - gold

866 Reviews


This product melts super easily into the skin and can either give a subtle glow or strobe effect depending on how much you layer. It lasts an incredibly long time also!...Loving Strobe...When I say I’m obsessed with Milk Makeup Highlighter in Strobe that was gifted to me by Milk Makeup it’s an understatement !

What it is: A clean, dewy cream highlighter stick with a nourishing formula that builds and blends seamlessly for a radiant, shimmery glow.

What it does:

Highlight and nourish your cheekbones in one easy swipe with this shimmering, smooth, cream highlighter in a pearlescent champagne shade. It’s infused with micro-shimmer and hydrating ingredients like mango butter, peach nectar, and avocado oil, so you’ll glow with the good stuff. Plus, Milk Melt Technology helps it instantly absorb and blend upon contact with body heat, leaving you looking lit-from-within.

Danessa Myricks BeautyInfinite Chrome Flakes Multichrome Gel for Eyes & Face

Size: 0.13 / 3.8·ITEM: 2575538

Color: Strobe Light - winter white with opalescent purple shift

448 Reviews


Shade: Moonlight- This shade is everything I wanted strobe light shade to be, very cool violet flash when you move and it shifts, but sheer and undetectable straight on...The other two I own are Lightning bolt and a Strobe Light. I’d say Strobe Light is my second favorite.

What it is: An innovative, self-setting, water-based gel formula with suspended multicolored, multi-chrome flakes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The easy-to-use, multi-chrome flake formula requires no mixing medium or adhesive to apply onto eyes or face. This hyper-metallic product allows you to create long-wearing, multidimensional looks without the worry of fallout.

Danessa Myricks BeautyYummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder Lowlighter Soft Glow Highlighter

Size: 0.21 oz / 6 g·ITEM: 2774396

Color: Unbothered - mauve pink gold

135 Reviews


Everyone is complimenting me that my skin looks fresh and young with strobe cream. I appreciate luminosity. Time will tell if it'll do anything to skin structure. ...Nice in the summer when you don’t want to wear heavy makeup.

What it is: A new generation of tinted, light-reflecting balm-to-powder skin-transforming illuminators that blur and add a soft, lit-from-within glow all over the face.

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Upsalite: Absorbs excess oil and sweat.

- Vegan Squalane: Blurs and retains moisture.

- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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