Looking back at the past year, we’ve noticed a number of changes within Makeup. Taking a look at these changes, we can see how it truly works today.

2016 is all about ‘Non-touring’ or ‘Strobing’.  You might be wondering what these terms mean.  ‘Non-touring’ basically, is not ‘Contouring’ your makeup anymore. Now, the, “in”, look is ‘Strobing’, which you’re highlighting your face.  Let’s take a look at the difference between the two, and why you’ll want to ‘Strobe’ this year for your wedding.

‘Contouring’, takes dark foundations that ‘Contour’ your hairline, cheek, and neck; while using lighter foundations to lighten the cheekbones, chin, nose, and forehead, where light would naturally hit.  ‘Contouring’ takes a lot of time, 30 minutes for a non-makeup artist.  In turn, if it is not applied correctly, it can make you look older.  That’s not what a bride wants on her wedding day.

‘Strobing’, however, doesn’t focus on ‘Contouring’ the face.  Instead, ‘Strobing’, which in Paula Mooney’s article, ‘Non-Touring’ or ‘Strobing’ Makeup Trend: Highlighting the Face Replaces Contouring, places highlights on the tops of the cheeks and the inner portions of they eye area to create a freshened look.

‘Strobing’, doesn’t use heavy dark colors to make the person’s face to appear thinner than it is.  So, it then requires less makeup and time to achieve this look.  Instead of Lots of dark colors and light colors,  the ‘Strobing’ look just uses highlights to mimic where natural light would hit the person’s face.  ‘Strobing’ offers a soft, dewy look, which is what today’s brides are going for.

‘Contouring’ is now considered ‘old hat’.  So, whether you’re doing your own makeup, or hiring a professional, try ‘Strobing’.  It will not only save time, but you will be a young, fresh-faced bride on your wedding day.