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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Artis Brush Review

Can't wait to share my thoughts on these brushes with you. They have been making quite the buzz lately with their unique look unlike any makeup brushes out there.

My first impression: The packing is hands down the most high-end, luxurious packaging of any makeup brushes out there. Most brushes are just in plastic wrappers! This feels more like you've received an expensive watch or bracelet. Heck even jewelry boxes don't look this good!

The brush itself is beautiful enough to display in your bathroom! It's sleek look immediately caught my eye, but is this brush worth all the hype?

The Oval 8: The first brush I tried was the Oval 8 (large brush pictured) which will run you $62. The price in my opinion is very fair, and not much more than a large MAC brush. Before even applying makeup I wanted to practice and get a feel for it. You have to hold it completely different than what you are use to with other brushes, which can be a bit awkward at first. That's why I definitely recommend practicing before you go in with actual foundation. The bristles themselves are super soft and feel great on your skin. I like how large the brush is, it covers quite a large area at once. The first time using this brush with foundation was a bit awkward to be honest. I feel like I couldn't buff the foundation in as well as other brushes. I think this is because you just have to get use to the differnt grip, try it a few times, and find a grip that works for you. I didn't want to give up after one time because I knew it would be a totally different feel to begin with. The second time I had the hang of it and was really able to get in there and buff the foundation out much better. I think the key to this brush is just practicing because it really does give a beautiful, airbrush-like finish. I did use this in conjunction with my beauty blender because I'm just addicted to it. I used it at the end just to absorb any extra foundation that might have been sitting on top of the skin. I do this in conjunction with any makeup brush though!

Oval 4 & Circle 1R: These are the 2 smaller brushes. To be honest, I just couldn't make either of these work. I would have liked to try the Oval 6 (a bit smaller than Oval 8) for concealer or contouring/highlighting. The Oval 4 was a bit too small and oddly shaped for concealer and I'm not sure what else it could really work for. The Circle 1R for eyeshadow was just too awkward for me to use on my eyes. I couldn't get the placement and grip right, or buff and blend the shadows. The eyeshadow brushes just aren't for me personally. I think it's a neat concept, but you just can't hold them properly for the eye are.

All in all I think this company should stick to face makeup brushes. I've been using my Oval 8 almost every time I do my foundation if that says anything!

**tip: the Oval 8 is really great for applying your moisturizer before foundation, etc. It feels like heaven!

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