No doubt, you remember my effusive gushing over the Artis Oval 10 Brush (reviewed here), and it was here that I asserted:
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.
According to Artis,
The Oval 6, is great for applying product to the entire eye lid; or foundation to the face, or contouring the cheekbone area. This patented brush applies blush beautifully to the apple of the cheek and blends it so that the application looks natural and healthy. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.
Suitable for sensitive skin
For use with liquid or powder
This brush does a perfect job applying blush, setting powders, powder foundations and liquid and cream foundations to the face. Additionally, it can be used to apply shimmering luminizers and bronzers to the face with great precision. Some even opt to use this brush to apply a simple wash of color to the eyelids, but if you have small eyes this brush may prove to be a bit large for you.
If you seek the perfectly sized brush to apply foundations, tinted moisturizers, and BB and CC Creams, then you will be tremendously impressed by the phenomenal job achieved by the Artis Oval 6.
Given the sheer density of the CosmeFibres coupled with their remarkable silky softness, one is able to achieve the perfect airbrushed finish effortlessly. Some may have the tendency to apply more pressure than needed to compensate for the softness of the CosmeFibres, but this impedes the efficacy of the brush and may lead to pulling the skin. Instead, one only needs to use a light touch for maximum efficacy and stunning results.
The soft CosmeFibres gently caress the skin, and effortlessly deposit product precisely where it is desired.
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.
Artis Oval 6 effortlessly applies and blends powder foundation
Artis Oval 6 applies and blends blush perfectly
Left to Right: Tom Ford Narcissist and NARS Gaiety blended
I have not tried the Artis cleaning system yet, but I have had great success cleaning my Artis brushes in the following ways:
1) For minor cleanings between thorough cleanings, I simply wipe the brush fibers off using makeup wipes (shown below).
2) For major cleanings I use a gentle soap and work the lather through the brush head and then rinse and repeat, if needed, until the lukewarm water runs clear. I then place the brush on top of anything that keeps it suspended in the air, and then let it dry brush side down.
Overall Assessment: A paradigm-shifting concept in the application of makeup, and once you try a single Artis Brush, you will want to collect them all!
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