ARTIS

Something I’ve wanted to try for ages is the new range of brushes by Artis. (You’ll have seen them – those weird shiny things that look a bit like washing up brushes.)

I snagged one of these Artis brushes over Christmas – this one in particular is the Artis Oval 7 brush, supposedly designed for larger areas of the face (think foundation, contour, and blush application.)

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I’ll admit – when I opened the packaging, I was a bit confused. Do you use it to apply the foundation, buff it, or smear it about? It’s not particularly clear, and is definitely a YouTube-tutorial job – I’d recommend watching a couple before you crack out your Artis brushes…

I used this brush to give my base an ‘airbrushed’ look. After blobbing foundation onto my face with my usual Mac brush, I used the Artis Oval 7 brush to gently buff out the product into all areas of my face.
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Initially, I didn’t really get the hype about these – in my head, I assumed they were a bit of a fad, that probably wouldn’t do a better job than a regular beauty blending sponge or foundation brush. However, I was wrong. So, so, wrong.

This brush is downright amazing – it made my foundation look flawless and applied to perfection. It looked beautifully airbrushed and even, and made my contour look much softer and natural than usual.

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If you’re dithering about buying these, do it now – you won’t regret it. I’m now eyeing up the entire collection…

Have you tried the Artis brushes?

www.almostcouture.com

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