You’re probably going to cry at the price of these Artis Brushes, and I’m not normally one to advocate tears or overspending, but they’re good… really, really good. Ever since I got my O Wow and MAC brushes that are a similar style, I’ve never, ever used anything else to apply foundation and blush. The finish is seamless. Oh, and a top tip – those silicone ‘blur’ primers – a million times better applied with a brush. Well, maybe not a million… but you get the idea!
I spotted these briefly at the SpaceNK Christmas In July show and really took no notice of them – but that was before I’d got to grips with the style of brush. They’re packed with (non animal) soft, bristles, so it feels almost kabuki like but not as loose, and an incredibly gentle way to apply make-up. It has occurred to me that all that finger rubbing and smooshing in foundation can’t really be that good for your skin. To get to the technical aspect, the reason this style of brush gives such a good finish is because the fibre tips are constantly in contact with the skin, which means that coverage is even and looks smoother. I’m not a contourer, but knowing how well these brushes blend, I would have to suggest them for the perfect, invisible contours.
I don’t yet have the small-head eye brushes, but I really am looking forward to trying this brush method on my eyes to see how they cope with blending and fall out. SpaceNK have a small selection of these so far (more to come) and the large brush – which is the only one that I’m not sure I have any use for – is £55. Of the on-line selection, I’d recommend the Oval 3 for concealer and Linear 3 for eye shadows; hold out though for Oval 6 for foundation and blush application. You can find Artis Brushes HERE.
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