When it comes to makeup, it’s so easy to fall in to the trap of ‘all the gear, no idea’. Buying tools that you’d be more comfortable painting a watercolour with than your face. Owning 30 brushes, but only using the blusher one (incorrectly, to apply loose powder). Scottish-based bridal makeup artist Lynne Mills of Eyecandy has just launched a range of brushes that aim to tackle this problem by providing a lesson – in person or online – so you get the most from your purchase.
Girl Meets Brush is a 12-piece collection which features essentials including powder, foundation, highlighter and contour brushes, as well as four varieties for eyeshadow and eyeliner. Brushes can be bought individually (priced from £5.95), or in sets (priced from £59.99), which come with a Skype one-to-one lesson, or a tutorial where one of GMB’s Pro Expert team can travel to you to offer bespoke advice in your own home.
This isn’t the first time founder Lynne has listened to the needs of her clients and devised a solution. In 2013, she co-founded an eyelash range called ‘Miss Flicklash’ after noting that bridal parties always commented they had no confidence in creating flicks when applying eyeliner. As a solution, Lynne devised a false eyelash with a flick pre-applied. Later that year she licensed the product with Eylure, who will be stocking the lashes nationwide later this year.
Lynne told us: “I came up with the idea as so many clients tell me they don’t really know what to do with their brushes, or what ones to choose! I decided to create a set of brushes that took the main elements of what the everyday woman would want, to what a professional would use – with the option to include a lesson with one of our Pro Experts.”
As part of the launch, Girl Meets Brush has a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for developing additional products for the range. There’s a saving of 20-40% on the brushes and sets, and with only a limited amount available make sure you’re quick off the mark to take advantage of these fantastic savings. You can visit the Kickstarter page here.