I’ve tried so many types of makeup brushes over the years, always on that hunt for that perfect product. Of course I knew about Artis brushes and how amazing everyone says they are, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pay so much for a brush! Instead I wasted a lot more money trying to find the perfect dupe.
I eventually decided to take the plunge and spent £76 for 3 brushes (I know, £76!!). I chose the elite black brush set from Net-a-Porter, as believe it or not, it was a lot cheaper from there, the set was £83.31 from the Artis website, and even more expensive to buy the brushes individually. The set comprises the Oval 7, the Oval 3 and the Linear 1.
Artis brushes are made from a lightweight durable metal alloy. The brush parts are densely packed with patented “CosmeFibre” bristles that are really soft in order to create seamless, even coverage. The oval range has been designed to mimic the shapes on the face. It’s all very technical and scientific
When they arrived I couldn’t wait to try them out, but it was with some trepidation that I used them for the first time as I was willing them to be worth the money and the hype. Well, all I can say is that they are fabulous, worth every penny, why haven’t I been using these for years.
The Oval 7 can be used with liquid, cream or powder products such as, foundation, highlighter, concealer, blusher, bronzer, powder. I use it for my foundation and the main thing I noticed is that when I applied the product there was nothing left on the brush. All the product was on my face. I wasn’t wasting any. The brush was so easy to use. Honestly, I can see why they are expensive and why they have such great reviews.
The Oval 3 can be used with all the same products as the 7. The brush is about the size of your nail on the little finger so it’s great for getting into smaller areas, nasal folds, under eye or eyelid. Again, this brush is great. The handles are so easy to manipulate, it didn’t take any time at all to get used to using these rather than regular brushes.
Finally, the Linear 1 brush, this has the thinnest width of the range being around 2mm wide. It can be used with liquid, cream or powder products. I use this one for filling in gaps in my eyebrows. You can also use it for creating tight lines around the eyes.
I found the brushes were fairly easy to clean. I have a StylPro brush cleaner (which I can recommend) and these brushes don’t fit well into the top, so I just swirled them round in the cleaning liquid and they came up really clean and dried quickly.
All in all I don’t have a negative thing to say about the brushes. They may have been expensive, but they will last me a lifetime.