Artis Brushes

We are going to review the Artis Brushes, I was talking with some makeup artists that use Artis Brushes  and a lot like them. I have seen Artis Brushes and thought they were kind of nice and different. They looked sort of hard to use. So after talking to some makeup artists that use them I thought I would give it a try.  Well let me tell you they are wonderful! The Artis Brushes do have a bit of a learning curve to them. My favorite one is the Oval 6, if you want a smooth foundation application this is the brush for you. I have tried the Oval 6 with loose minerals, cream and liquid foundations and work beautifully with all of them.  I also have the Linear 1 and the Oval 3, The Oval 3 I use for shadow and you only need  a little shadow for this brush to give you a smooth finish basically in one swipe.  I am still trying to learn the Linear 1 for lining, when I get it to work it does give a perfect line again in one swipe. I can only get the line to go from the middle of my eye to the outer edge, still cannot master the inner most of the eye.  You do have to use their cleaner and brush cleaning pad for these.

artis brushesI bought the set from QVC, it was a good deal if you check out the prices on other sites. I does come with the cleaner and cleaning pad which was a plus. Why is it different: Artis brushes are made with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fiber made for applying cosmetic and makeup products. Designed to make it easier to apply makeup, the brushes have a familiar ergonomic configuration.

How do I use it: The Linear 1 has a very narrow (about 1mm to 2mm) row of fibers to help concentrate product application in a line, such as along the lash line. This brush can apply a precise line of product along the upper lash line or tucked under the lower lash line. It can also be used to fill in and define the brows and can simulate brow hair lines; or can be used to apply a defined line along the lip or any other part of the face. The Linear 1 brush is very helpful for special effects makeup to create crisp lines and linear shapes.

The Oval 3 assists in shading and blending the products applied to the outside and inside corners of the eye lid and smaller areas of the eyelid. This brush is also useful for applying foundation or concealer to the inside corner area of the eye or on the side of nose by the nostrils.

The Oval 6 is great for applying product to the entire eye lid, foundation to the face, or contouring the cheekbone area. This brush applies blush beautifully to the apple of the cheek and blends it so that the application looks natural.

If you are looking for a great flawless foundation application you have to try at least the Oval 6.

Artis Brushes can be found at
Artis Brush
Neiman Marcus
Bergdorf Goodman
Net-A-Porter

Micellar Water

Micellar Water

Make-up artists and models have used Micellar Water for decades. Now the secret’s out and Micellar Water is incredibly popular with students, moms, adventurers and entrepreneurs– anyone who needs a little short cut in their skin care routine or doesn’t have water handy when they need it

What is Micellar Water?
Micellar Water contains micelles. These little ball shaped molecules have lipophilic ends that cling to dirt and oil and hydrophilic ends that cling to water.

How does it work?
When a cotton pad is dampened with Micellar Water, the water loving ends cling to the cotton and the oil and dirt loving ends stick out from the pad waiting to cling to dirt and oil. When you wipe the Micellar Water dampened cotton pad across your face, the dirt and oil loving ends do their job by removing dirt and oil from your face leaving you with clean, fresh skin.

Part of Micellar Water’s effectiveness is in the application. Pour the Micellar Water on a cotton pad. This takes advantage of Cotton’s hydrophilic properties. The hydrophilic heads are attracted to the cotton, leaving the hydrophobic tails sticking up to trap oil, and dirt, including makeup, mascara and sebum. When applied to skin Micellar Water and cotton pads cleanse the skin by acting like a magnet, attracting and entrapping impurities without harsh rubbing or scraping.

Micellar Water can be used in place of your cleanser and toner,  we think a spritz or a cotton pad dampened with our Classic Toner or Prestige Toner can be a great addition, especially on hot, humid days when you’re feeling sticky. We like it for touching up mascara misses and for cleaning your face after being out shopping, after a run or any outdoor activity,  anywhere you want to get your face clean when there’s no water around. Fusion of Color also recommends get a smaller bottle and keep it in your desk at work or in your purse, in case you decide to go out after work.

Micellar Water’s ingredients are quite simple: Deionized Water, Witch Hazel, Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides [MCT Oil], Lecithin, Decyl Glucoside. That’s it! No harsh chemicals to irritate sensitive skin.

Find it at   http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-canvas-Micellar-Water/