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Nuala Campbell - 1st May 2023

Seasons change and so do my go-to brushes

Skin is not a one product fits all kind of thing. Our skin changes dramatically from season to season, not only in texture and hydration levels, but also in shade and health with sun exposure too. That's exactly why the brushes that I automatically reach for throughout the year also changes with the seasons. 

3 things I want from my makeup in Summer

Translucency. Skin is healthier in summer, fact. When paired with the right skincare and protection, the sun can work wonders to clear up blemishes, even out skin tone and improve texture. My skin is on point at this time of year, so why would I want to hide it away below heavy foundation and products. Therefore the brushes I use tend to allow me to build makeup in layers. 

Vibrance. When you're soaking up that all important vitamin D this summer, your skin comes alive! Dark circles reduce and that beautiful flush comes over your face. So for me, it's so important that I only apply makeup where it's actually needed. That's why I tend to go for brushes with smaller heads, so allow natural skin shine through where it can. 

Hydration. With summer comes the glorious sun and heat, so hydration is key for me. That doesn't only mean drinking lots of water, it means I use more moisturising skin care and makeup too so I can nourish my skin throughout the day. This means I use much less powders in Summer too. So I tend to do for brushes that will work with creamy light makeup rather that heavier self-setting products. 

So what are my go-to brushes for Summer 2023?

Without further ado, I give you my top picks for Summer 2023 and my reasons why!

  • The all new '212' Duo-Fibre Foundation Brush - If you want flawlessly perfect foundation this summer, this brush is for you. It allows you to build your foundation with a level of luminousity that I've not seen before from a brush. 
  • The '103' Filbert Brush - This is a great multi-purpose brush whether I'm using it for concealer or lips, It is the perfect size to manage any task I throw at it. 
  • The '203' Angle Duo-Fibre is on of my hero brushes! I actually keep about 5 of these in my brush tube for all different things. I use this not only for applying eyeshadow but also for patting and blending concealer too. It gives the most flawless velvetty finish to any product it touches!
  • The '205' Tapered Duo-Fibre Brush is like a mini version of the 212. I talked about using smaller brushes so I just get product where I want it and not overloading the face in areas where makeup just isn't needed. Well this is my secret weapon! Whether I want to add a little light or shade to different areas, this brush allows me to do that easily.
  • The '204' Tapered Blender Brush. For me summer isn't about a heavy smokey eye, it's about a light subtle eye which blends effortlessly into the skin. I love a healthy glow in Summer and this brush allows me to achieve it. Don't get me wrong, if you need that banging smoked eye for whatever reason, this brush will give you edges you can only dream of!
  • The '207' Highlighter Fan - I mean, do I really even need to explain this?! Summer is all about showing off that gorgeous skin and what gives that glow better than a beautiful luminous highlight on those cheekbones. This highlighter brush is the perfect size and consistency to sweep those areas of the face with even the most subtle of highlighters. It applies and blends with such precision and beauty!
No. 103  - Medium Flat Filbert Brush
No. 103  - Medium Flat Filbert Brush
No. 103  - Medium Flat Filbert Brush
No. 103  - Medium Flat Filbert Brush

No. 103 - Medium Flat Filbert Brush

£9.00
No. 203 - Angled Duo-Fibre Shading & Blending Brush
No. 203 - Angled Duo-Fibre Shading & Blending Brush

No. 203 - Angled Duo-Fibre Shading & Blending Brush

£14.00
No. 207 - Powder Highlighter Fan
No. 207 - Powder Highlighter Fan

No. 207 - Powder Highlighter Fan

£15.00
No. 205 - Large Duo-Fibre Tapered Blender Brush
No. 205 - Large Duo-Fibre Tapered Blender Brush

No. 205 - Large Duo-Fibre Tapered Blender Brush

£15.00
No. 204 - Tapered Eye Blender Brush
No. 204 - Tapered Eye Blender Brush

No. 204 - Tapered Eye Blender Brush

£13.00
NEW 3 Series - No. 212  - XL Duo-Fibre Brush
NEW 3 Series - No. 212  - XL Duo-Fibre Brush
NEW 3 Series - No. 212  - XL Duo-Fibre Brush
NEW 3 Series - No. 212  - XL Duo-Fibre Brush

NEW 3 Series - No. 212 - XL Duo-Fibre Brush

£18.00

So there you have it, my top 6 brushes for Summer 2023! I've included the links to the brushes above so you can start your journey and breeze through summer showing off that gorgeous skin in a way that it deserves. 

I'm even giving you 20% off everything on the store to help get you summer ready! Just use my special discount code below to start showing off your summer glow. 

GET 20% OFF WITH CODE 'SUMMER20' UNTIL 31ST MAY 2023

Just because it's the season for showing off your skin doesn't mean that you will always feel like doing so. Blemishes can get in the way of all our plans! One of the main causes of blemishes on the skin is caused by bacteria transferred through our makeup brushes. Not cleaning your brushes regularly creates a breeding ground for all sorts of nasiest. So ensure your brushes are kept clean this summer with our quick and easy antibacterial brush cleaner. It dissolves makeup and everything else from your brushes in seconds. Whats even better is that your brushes will be dry again in minutes with no need to rinse or wait hours to be able to re-use your brushes again. 

If you're just using your brushes on yourself, I'd recommend cleaning them with our SUPERCLEAN brush cleaner once per week.

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𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗘𝗥CLEAN | Antibacterial Brush Cleaner

£19.99

Keep your brushes clean and clear from germs, dirt, dead skin cells and even the most stubborn makeup with our fast drying, anti-bacterial SUPERCLEAN Brush Cleanser.

Our Brush Cleaner is fast-drying, anti-bacterial plus vegan and cruelty-free!

Dissolve away makeup in seconds and restore your brushes back to their former glory. Your brushes will be nourished, conditioned and sparkly clean in minutes.

TO USE:

  • Spray some SUPERCLEAN into some tissue paper or a towel
  • Swirl your brush on the paper towel and watch as the product disappears

For heavy usage brushes, simply pour a little of our SUPERCLEAN into a cup, dip your brush in the solution and agitate. Squeeze out the excess solution and swirl on a clean towel to remove the product and dry your brush. 

Size: 500ml

Ingredient List:

Isopropyl Alcohol, Disodium Cocoamphodicetate, Purified Water, Aloe Vera Extract, Pure Essential Oils (Tea Tree, Sweet Orange, Geranium, Lemongrass).

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