[sample/affiliate/ad] I think it’s safe to say that there is a bit less pressure on delivery and postal systems, so I’m re-introducing current and shop-able products to mix in with older, classic products. I think I could keep going on those for at least another couple of months! However, it’s not so much about this particular brush but more the method of applying skin care using a brush and I have some in-stock alternative suggestions for you because this is such a lovely way to put cream and serum on your complexion.
This brush might look familiar because I featured it a few weeks ago but I have really taken to it – it’s the Artis Digit S Oval 8 which sold out more or less overnight after Dr Barbara Sturm featured it and won’t be restocked for a while. Which is something of a relief because they’re crazy-expensive.
I’m currently trialing a pigment correcting serum and a vitamin C cream for a sponsored post later down the line (after they’ve been tested for the right amount of time) and using my Artis brush to apply both. I’ve also used it to apply REN’s Clean Screen SPF. The reason that brushes win over manually applying (in my opinion) is that you get a very uniform covering of product without smooshing your skin around. It’s a much more gentle way to coat your skin with product and seems more efficient than fingertips, believe it or not. The surface area is important as is the maliability of the brush fibres so that they can work into every nook and cranny. I suppose you could use a smaller oval but the larger ones tend to be more soft and you can apply perfectly in a few sweeps – it’s really such a nice, skin-respectful way to to apply in comparison to the natural inclination to be a bit rough and ready with finger tips. The brush above is by Brushworks and is £14 HERE, non-affiliate HERE, and usually retails for £20.
Make Up Revolution has this one – a snip at £3.60 (down from £12) HERE, non affiliate HERE. I’d suggest that if you are investing in this particular one, you buy a couple. They do need to be washed quite regularly (I usually rinse with a little soap every three days or so and they’re dry by morning to start again) so it’s helpful to have more than one. The handle on the Artis brush is distinct advantage as you have a more solid grip but it’s not a deal breaker.
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Dior has a fancier version designed for applying foundation (as most of the oval brushes are) but the same principle applies – it distributes liquid across the complexion in an efficient way. I’ve found this one for £34.20 instead of £38 HERE, non-affiliate HERE. You can apply your serums and creams in sweeps or in circular motions – whatever feels nice for you is the best way. You won’t miss a single part of your face and I’m truly a convert. It doesn’t take any more time than normal application and I think after a couple of goes you’ll be converted too!
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