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

Beauty Blender Mini

Beauty Blender came out with a smaller version of their original blender. The Beauty Blender Mini. BB duoGood idea??? Since I have been using the Beauty Blender for years this peaked my interest.  There are 2 sponges in the Beauty Blender Mini package and they are tiny. I have been using them to apply eye primer and concealer. I like the way the product applies using the Beauty Blender Mini, I use them dry. They do get a bit bigger when wet.

bb mini wet and dry

They do get into small spaces and work as well as the full size ones.  They only draw back they of the Beauty Blender Mini is that they are  too small to hold on to. I have small hands and you really have to grab the bigger part of the sponge to hold on to it. If you have bigger hands or a male makeup artist or a male that wears makeup, you would have a problem holding on to these.  Was it a good idea, yes but they probably should have done more research on the size of it. I do like using it for smaller spaces and it does get into them well and works.  Maybe Beauty Blender should make one between the original sized Beauty Blender and the Beauty Blender Mini.

This is the original Beauty Blender and the new Beauty Blender Mini. You can see the difference in the size of them and these are dry not wet. BB comparison

 

These were purchased by me.

 

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