Professional make-up artist, Louise Young launched her very own range of make-up brushes, Louise Young Cosmetics, in 2006. Louise has been in the make-up industry for over 30 years’ working across film, fashion, television and theatre, and with celebrities. Her range of brushes are extremely popular with leading make-up artists across the globe such as Oscar winning Jenny Shircore, BAFTA winning Sarah Monzani, Val Garland, Pixiwoo’s Sam Chapman and Kenneth Soh. With over 50 brushes available in the range, they are made from synthetic or natural hairs. The professional range of brushes are handmade using traditional methods, and the handles are made out of birch or beech from managed forests.
The brushes very quickly became extremely popular and a favourite with professional makeup artists who raved about how fantastic their quality and performance was. Very soon stores were asking to stock them and in 2007 they launched in Fenwick. The brushes are currently available in key stores across the UK such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick plus Louise’s own makeup boutique. The brushes are also stocked internationally and in November 2012 USA retail giant Nordstrom began retailing the range.
LY01 Mini Foundation Taklon brush: £19
The compact head on this brush makes it great for foundation and concealer application.
LY02 Foundation Taklon brush: £24.50
This large traditional shaped foundation brush makes application quick and easy.
LY34 Super Foundation brush: £24
This best-selling luxury foundation brush in the range is great for applying foundation and helps buff for a perfect natural finish.
LY48 Mini Super Foundation brush: £19
A mini version of the best-selling luxury foundation brush for applying foundation and ideal for contouring.
Tip – For the perfect base: “Make sure you match your foundation exactly to your skin colour even if this means mixing two together. Try on the jawline in daylight first to make sure you have the perfect match. Apply a thin layer using a brush, my LY34 Super Foundation brush gives a great natural finish as it applies and buffs in the foundation in one go,” says Louise Young.
Louise Young Cosmetics is available at Selfridges, Harvey Nicholls, Fenwick and www.louiseyoungcosmetics.com