Strobing: The Basics

With every great art form comes a backlash movement. And for a moment there, we saw contouring makeup dominate the beauty scene like Haussmann apartments on the streets of Paris. But every hero has a downfall, and Kim Kardashian contouring just seemed too complicated and time-consuming. Welcome to the new era of beauty, strobing. Strobing is a version of highlighting that focuses where the sun naturally hits your face. That’s the center of your forehead, bridge of your nose, cheeks, cupid’s bow, and tip of your chin. Think, beachside tanning with an effervescent glow. Although the technique's been around for years, its popularity has grown and recently taken over the beauty community. Ideal for minimalists and those looking for a naturally healthy glow, read below to find the best makeup brushes to pair with your favorite highlighters. If you’re using a powder-based highlighter such as the Balm Mary Lou Manizer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, or those by Becca Cosmetics, try our 522 tapered highlighting brush or 540 large fan brush. Luxie Rose Gold Tapered Highlighting Brush 522 Luxie Rose Gold Large Fan Brush 540 If you’re using a liquid illuminator such as Josie Maran’s illuminator made out of argan oil, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, or your favorite MAC makeup, use a small stippling brush such as our 524 small duo fibre brush. Luxie Rose Gold Small Duo Fibre Brush 524 Trends come and go, but a healthy and natural makeup look is always in style.

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"Love this brush set! Great find for the face! Extremely soft!"