Contouring is out! Strobing is now the latest makeup trend, but it is actually nothing more than a heavy highlight with no contour involved. It is all about that glow, and if you don't know what I mean, just take a look at Jennifer Lopez or Victoria's Secret models.
You don't necessarily need the exact same items that I will show to achieve it, these are just my suggestions and what I like to use. In my case, I did not go crazy on the highlight since I wanted to keep the look natural, but for an evening out, a strong highlight would look amazing! This is only up to you :)
The idea is to bring light to your face. The highlight will emphasize these areas, in opposition to shadow and dark colors that sculpt and create depth. You will add the highlight on the bridge of the nose (except if you have a bump on your nose, you'll want to avoid it) and the tip, the Cupid's bow (above your lips), the chin, the highest point of your cheekbones, the brow bone (under and above), the highest point of your eyelid and the inner corner of your eyes.
Add some colors to your cheeks with blush but ditch the bronzer and the contouring.
You should know that shimmers and highlights tend to emphasize imperfections and pores. If you have such skin or need oil control, I think you should use a primer to smooth the surface of the skin and control the sebum production. Below is a small selection that I think works well.
Shimmer and pores are not very well together. Also, if you are scared of shimmers, I recommend using a highlighting pen like the Yves Saint-Laurent Touche Eclat. It will highlight your skin very subtly. And for blush, again a cream blush will add some glow without being overwhelming.