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1 Aug 2014

Holy Fan Brush




This is the post that I warned you about – the one where I talk about a make up brush. It’s embarrassing how long I tried to think of an interesting angle to pep things up and entertain myself during the writing process. On this occasion I failed and decided to just lay it all out for you.

The Louise Young LY20 Super Fan Brush is a “must have” in the brush closet for any highlighter addicts out there. Even though I have a pinhead and this fan dwarfs my cheek area I don’t think I have come across a tool that so perfectly deposits the right amount of product – every single time.

The natural hairs are incredibly soft, the handle perfectly tapered for control and the magic post-usage real. I can take a highlighter like the super shimmery "Mary Lou Manizer" by theBalm (fabulous product by the way!) and one sweep places it right where I need it to. 

The sheer size of the brush does require a little angling - it took me a few uses to get it right - and I think for some this might be too big to handle. I can't get enough of it though - there's something luxurious about sweeping this on your face and I have been wielding it every single day since I got it - either as a highlighter brush or as a general face powder sweeper. It's love. 

I may as well whack in a pursed-lips FOTD at this point especially as the product picture below gives you a better sense of the size perspective of the LY20. It's a big'un!



Face: Clarins Extra Comfort foundation with a teeny bit of Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel /Laura Mercier Mineral Powder
Brows: Tom Ford sculptor in Taupe
Blusher: Milani Luminous (yes, I have had this knocking about a long time but I think it makes it into my all-time favourite blusher list!)
Highlighter: theBalm Mary Lou Manizer
Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze/MAC Melon pigment/MAC Crystal Avalanche in the inner corner/Lancome Star Hypnose mascara
Lips: Barry M Loud Mouth in Tell-Tale (I love these! A bit greasy but I wish I had got the brighter colours!)

FYI: The brush is a splurge-worthy £26 and you can buy the brush via Nordstrom - Link! or Selfridges - Link! 

Thanks for reading as always :) 

31 comments

  1. Absolutely stunning. I love Louis Young brushes...but more importantly I love your brush posts! xx

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  2. This must make applying highlighter an absolute breeze. Love that lip colour too :)

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    xx

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    1. It does - so good for a quick bit of highlighter application action :) I also tried it for blush today and it was perfect.

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  4. Wow this brush looks like such a great tool! I need to try a Louis Young brush as I need some more in my collection!

    Emma Louise xx

    theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would highly recommend the super foundation brush as a starting point. I use mine every single day!

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  5. I know brushes are meant to be a boring purchase, but I love them. I don't buy them as often as I should but it's magic when you get one that works flawlessly.
    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  6. You always have the most gorgeous glowing skin, I have Mary-Lou but can never get it looking like you do!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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    1. Isn't it amazing? It's very sheeny so very easy to get wrong but I love whacking this stuff on.

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  7. That brush looks so luxurious! I would be interested to see what fibres the hair is made from, I would also love a YT tutorial on you using these FOTD products.

    Jacqueline xx

    https://the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Mmmm the hairs...well they say they are "natural hairs" but don't define what that actually means. I'd be interested to know that too!

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  8. That Milani blush is the cat's pajamas. I have it too and completely consider it a holy grail product!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love, Gigi
    Dolce and Gabriella

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    1. I have two of them knocking about and after all these years it's still such a fantastic product. Beats NARS Orgasm any day!

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  9. Wow! That is the Mother of all brushes & looks great value too!
    Hugs xoxo
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    1. Its fantastic! Both this and the super foundation brush are must haves.

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  10. I have a fan brush and if I'm honest I don't have a clue how I'm meant to use it?! I'm terrible.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. Don't worry - i have owned some before and never really got what all the fuss is about!

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  11. I think fan brushes are really pretty and oh-so-movie-star...but I don't have one. If I had one I think I'd just pretend to use it.

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  12. I love love love this brush, I got mine a couple of years ago and had been using it to apply powder (I think I'd seen Ruth from AMR do this in one of her YouTube vids!) I hadn't used it for highlighter until today and wow...it's so good for applying a flawless highlight! I'll be using this brush from now on!

    There's a little thin brush that I use for putting eyeshadow under my bottom lashes that I wouldn't be without from LY, however I can't remember the number of it!!!

    Really want to get some more of the range I think...

    Lis xx

    www.elisabethrilatt.com

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  13. You look amazing! I love the quality of these pictures.

    xx,
    http://trendythursday.blogspot.com

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  14. Love it! It looks so fluffy and soft- I can't wait until I can go on a splurge and buy all the brushes I want haha

    xx
    www.thestyleduckling.blogspot.com

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  15. Another lovely post, definitely going to give this brush a try, I've never tried a fan brush before, but it looks so soft and fluffy.

    Jess x

    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Your makeup looks amazing! Must check out some of the products. :)

    ♡ Heidi || The British Teen ♡

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  17. Gosh Laura I absolutely adore your makeup looks! I love everything that you recommend! I must definitely check out Clarins extra comfort! I got the LM mineral powder and it is utterly phenomenal! xoxoxo

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  19. I feel like i need this brush! Looks awesome! xx

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  20. I was never a highlighter person because I always thought it looked too heavy on me. This brush may just change everything!

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