If you have only just mastered the art of contouring, sorry, put down your brush. There is a new make-up trend on the block and it promises to change your life.

Reality star Kim Kardashian made sure contouring was all the rage throughout 2014 but now the summer months have arrived, the luminous look is in and the new beauty technique of strobing is how to do it.

What is strobing, you ask?

Whereas contouring consisted of using a thick blend of darker and lighter shades to chisel your facial features such as the cheeks, nose and chin, strobing does the complete opposite and promises not to leave your face a melting pot in the summer heat.

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How do you strobe?

Strobing relies solely on highlighters and natural light to define your face and radiate a youthful look.

Unlike contouring, which requires the use of multiple products, strobing is a lot simpler and consists of the applier finding where the natural light hits their cheekbones, brows, nose and chin, and using the highlighter to define that area.

While contouring often leaves a matte finish, strobing delivers a shimmery effect if the right products are used.

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Will strobing work with my skin type?

US YouTube beauty vlogger Missy Lynn, who has more than 371,000 subscribers to her channel, says strobing works best on those with dry skin considering it results in an illuminated finish.

In a YouTube video explaining the art of strobing, the entrepreneur says those with oily skin can still use the technique but suggests they apply a primer and matte foundation beforehand. The 25-year-old also states that strobing on the forehead area will only encourage an oily T-zone.

What colour highlighter should I use based on my skin tone?

Missy, whose tutorial appeared on ABC News' Good Morning America, said: "If you are a fair to medium tone, I would recommend using more of a champagne colour. If you are tanned to dark, I would use golds and deeper bronzed shades.

"If you are of a fairer shade then you don't want to use anything that's too deep because it will start to look like you're wearing bronzer."

What does the finished results look like?

Many celebrities, including singer Jennifer Lopez, model Gigi Hadid and actress Jessica Alba, have adopted the strobing technique in the past but it has now really latched on with beauty bloggers.

Here are just some of the best examples of strobing so far:

#Strobing "the new #contouring". The whole purpose of it is to give a more natural look(except for my eyes) by taking a dewy shimmer highlighter(not the ones you use for school lol) just right over your forehead, under your eyes, your upper lip, chin, nose, and under the eyebrows which gives a flattering glow to the points in your face that catches light; Doesn't require contour, just highlight. It's extremly fast if you ask me but I honestly don't know how I feel about it just yet. If there was a faster way to do my makeup, of course I would take that in a heartbeat, but it's the fact that my face doesn't go well with the dewy/shimmer look. Within half an hour, that nice flawless look I tried to achieve begins to look like I have "oily" skin with or without liquid foundation/matte primer. I've tried both?? In my opinion, strobing is just highlighting...the same exact thing you do when contouring. I feel this look goes great with anyone that has fair skin or close to it, my olive skin doesn't mix well with this look. Some people may be able to pull this look off, but I don't see the point in wearing makeup if you're going for a bare look..I always gotta put some spicy into it???? For this strobing effect, I used @Benefitcosmetics watts up and Blush by Color Principle in the color sparks #makeupaddict#mua#selftaught#makeupjunkie#beauty#makeupoftheday#motd#makeup#anastasiabeverlyhills#bennyemakeup#makeupartist#instamakeup#makeupprofessional#maccosmetics#xtinemakeup#makeuplooks#dressyourface#makeupmodel#igmua#hudabeauty#rimmel#tartecosmetics#loraccosmetics#morphe#soniakashuk#benefitcosmetics#drugstoremakeup

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Goddess Glow? #glow #strobing #naturalhair #fingercoils #golddeposit #mineralizeskinfinish #brownskin #melanin

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