Louise Young Make-up Brushes
Good brushes are real investments – but sometimes we’ve been known to do a daft thing and leave ours at home. Which means – if a polished make-up finish is required – splashing out on new kit. (Nothing, but nothing, makes make-up go on seamlessly and stay on better than brush application.) But we were thrilled to add a couple of brushes from make-up pro Louise Young (who Jo first wrote about aeons ago in YOU Magazine). There Louise was, as we randomly made a detour through Fenwicks (something we like to do often, NB), purveying her wondrous wares: incredibly high-quality make-up tools in a variety of shapes and styles. Jo bought a stubby little under-eye shadow applicator, and a soft tapered brush that's great for blending shadow. (Beats fingers, every time.)
Louise tells us that she's working on a capsule make-up range (there are already a couple of Essential Eye Palettes which you can see here) - but meanwhile the brushes would be a valuable, last-a-lifetime addition to anyone's make-up kit.
As if that wasn't enough, we also like that the brushes - handmade in the UK - use wood handles from managed forests.
And if you're visiting her site? Do check out Louise's video tutorials: excellent advice, from a true pro.