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Every once in a blue moon a line is launched that is so innovative that it essentially redefines an entire category of products. Such is the case with the makeup brushes created by the visionary line Artis. Artis brushes look nothing like conventional makeup brushes, but instead are elegant minimalist works of art that provide for seamless airbrushed finishes. I was lucky enough to test their Oval 10 Brush, and I can tell you that it is a real joy to use. I am left wanting more, if not all, of their brushes. I have spent a small fortune on handcrafted Japanese brushes, and yet I am completely transfixed by this brush because of its truly innovative design coupled with its extraordinary efficacy.
This luxury line of game-changing brushes revolutionizes cosmetics application with its trademarked CosmeFibre® technology and an ergonomic handle for effective and exceptional application, not to mention the aesthetic design is one you might find at any high-end design store. Created by one of the makeup industry’s innovators and a former MAC Cosmetics Senior Executive, Matthew Waitesmith focused on the challenges of makeup “self-application” and delivering superior cosmetic performance, while taking inspiration from how he would draw a human face.
The Oval 10 is a very large oval brush, as the name suggests, that boasts an extraordinarily densely packed head of bristles. Yet it is so soft to the touch, and feels so amazing as it caresses the skin, that I find myself seeking excuses to use it even when I don't actually need to. This brush was created to apply setting powders and powder foundations to the face, but it can also apply shimmering luminizers to the face and body. In addition to being a perfect choice to apply powder-based products it also does a phenomenal job applying foundations, tinted moisturizers, and BB and CC Creams.
This brush effortlessly creates the most amazing airbrushed finish, and because of its large surface area it does so swiftly and to absolute perfection. It feels more heavenly against the skin than any other brush that I have tried– there is just something absolutely amazing about how soft and silky it feels against the skin. Add to this that it is able to spread and blend liquid, cream and powder products to perfection, and one is left marveling at this visionary brush.
One of the really superb design choices can be experienced in the flexibility of the handle that gently flexes as it glides across the skin rather than offering resistance. This very flexibility allows for even distribution and fuss-free blending and buffing of the products being used.
Instructions for use: For liquid or cream, apply a small amount to the face and blend out with the brush. For powders, swirl the brush into product and glide across the face for even distribution
Alternatively, lightly coat the brush with shimmer or bronzer powder, applying to the décolleté, shoulders and arms.
The Artis Oval 10 Brush is perfect for applying setting powders to your entire face, or blending highlighting powders to the body. It is so soft that it is suitable for sensitive skin types.
According to Artis,
The Oval 10, has a generously sized, rounded oval of fibres to provide coverage to a larger area of the face and body. This patented brush is superior for applying a setting powder to the entire face; or blending highlighting powders to the face or body. This brush can be used to apply powder foundation to the entire face in seconds. Or it can apply a shimmer effects product to other large areas of the body such as the shoulders or chest area. The Oval 10 has over 250,000 fibres. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.
Size: 1¾"W x 1¼"H x 8"L
The 250,000 ultra-soft CosmeFibre® filaments provide this extraordinary brush with lightening fast coverage that is both even and flawless. The Artis Oval 10 has a large head that makes it perfect for the larger areas of the face and body.
The handle is flexible, and therefore offers a very gentle application, and the ergonomic curved handle grip makes it very comfortable to hold.
The sleek mirror finish is elegant, and the minimalist modern design makes this a work of art. This is a great example of form following function.
The soft bristles feel heavenly against the skin.
Above: Pre-blended BB Cream. Below: Perfectly blended BB Cream
$72.00 from Artis and NET-A-PORTER (Affiliate Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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DEAL ALERT: I wanted to provide you with a sneak peek at the Artis brushes that will be premiering on QVC Friday Night Beauty this Friday, July 24th during the 11PM hour!