Glitter strobing: The only make-up look you need to know for festival season

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    The list of Insta-crazes and makeup trends is never ending. Not that I’m complaining – but the tornado that is social media can make it easy to miss a beauty baking craze or mannequin challenge from time to time.

    One lunch break later and my social media fix usually ends with an accidental shopping order on Fabled to help create my new look. Blame Instagram…

    December is known and loved as the month for full coverage, glitter and anything-goes makeup. So here we have yet another trend, but this time one that is actually achievable for any makeup novice. Welcome to Glitter strobing. 

    Oh yes, we’re talking cheekbones and brow bones that’ll be as lit as Coachella. It’s taken our Instagram feed by storm and has landed just in time for party season – and boy are we ready. 

    We vote to ditch the rest and pick this trend in time for summer festivities. You won’t need a make-up bag update, but what happens between you and your credit card has nothing to do with us.

    To create this sparkly, sorry-not-sorry look, first apply Mac Strobe Cream in Pearlite, then your best highlighter to lock it onto the face. The finishing touch is to sprinkle individual pieces of glitter from a paint pot on the area for added glam. Believe me when I say every selfie will be #goals.

    You’ll also be pleased to know that no steady hand is needed, nor a makeup artistry certificate. This trend is truly for us all. I’d even go as far to say this trend can be mastered after a few glasses of Prosseco – the more abstract the better.

    Simply pick your fave feature to emphasise, and go for it. We thoroughly enjoy a fairy-like sparkle on our cupids bow with a killer red lip or eye-catching eyeshadow...

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