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Stripping is the new strobing

Get a sun-kissed look with this 1-minute bronzer hack!

By Anjan Sachar  February 16th, 2016

We’re all acquainted with the ‘3’ method of applying bronzers. No clue? It basically means drawing the number three on your face – start from your forehead to the apple of your cheek with a final stroke on your jawline. Now we have a new, easy way to get that sun-kissed look spotted at DSquared2 and Moschino: Stripping. No, it doesn’t involve taking your clothes off. Here’s how it works:

Use a non-shimmer bronzer and a flat face brush. Notice where the sunlight falls on your face i.e. your cheekbones and at the bridge of your nose (hint: these are also areas you would otherwise apply your highlighter on). Take some product on your brush and tap off any excess to avoid that fake-tan-gone-wrong look. Draw a strip across the apples of your cheeks, and glide over your nose too. Gently blend it by buffing the edges, and you’re set! 

Also, check out this quick Insta-tutorial by ELLE UK’s Beauty Director, Sophie Beresiner, that got us hooked:

Ahem. I’m #stripping here. Yep. It’s the new strobing, so… #sunstripping

A video posted by sophie beresiner (@ellesophie) on Jan 7, 2016 at 6:16am PST