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December 23, 2016

Cheek Strobe

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  • Formula A

    1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

  • Formula B

    2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

  • Formula C

    2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

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Cheek Strobe

The concept of strobing is simple—a pop of light illuminates a target area like a strobe light illuminates its subject on a photo set. In the new Rock ‘N’ Strobe Collection, the artists at Matrix have embraced strobing as a highlighting technique by strategically placing highlights to illuminate eyes, jawline, cheekbones, etc. Here, Cheek Strobe embeds dove gray highlights within a coal base at cheek level to spotlight and enhance a chiseled bone structure.

Artist: Christian Chiffi; Mila Belova
Photographer: Sebastian Kim
Makeup Artist: Maud Laceppe
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level

    3

  • Formula A

    1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

  • Formula B

    2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

  • Formula C

    2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    1

    Before

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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    2

    Create a U-shaped section that begins at the corner of each eye and extends to the crown. Secure. This is Section 1.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    3

    Create a parting two inches below the previous section, crafting a horseshoe-shaped section around the parietal ridge, and secure. This is Section 2. All remaining hair is Section 3.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    4

    Release Section 2. Take a ¼-inch diagonal slice parting, create a macro-weave and place on foil. Apply Formula A from scalp to ends.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    5

    Repeat this application throughout the entire section.

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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    6

    Release the top section. Beginning ¼ inch from the hairline, take a ¼-inch slice. Apply Formula A approximately two inches from scalp to midlengths. Continue applying Formula A in this manner in back-to-back slices until the section is complete. Process 35 minutes at room temperature, then rinse, shampoo and dry the hair.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    7

    Repeat the sectioning. Release Section 2. To create additional dimension in this section, place a few random foils and apply Formula B to midlengths and ends.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    8

    Release the top section. Beginning ½ inch from the hairline, take a ¼-inch slice. Apply Formula B to the midlengths. Continue working in this manner, using back-to-back foils, until the section is complete. Process at room temperature until the desired level is achieved or up to 50 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and towel-dry.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    9

    Apply Formula C to the prelightened hair. Process up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using Matrix Biolage.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural Level

      3

    • Formula A

      1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

    10

    Finished Look