Such hype for such tripe!
I caved and purchased one of those Artis Makeup Brush dupes a few weeks ago, thanks to the constant barrage of social media appearances. The Flawless Wonder Brush retails for in or around €13 and is stocked in the vast majority of (Irish, at least!) pharmacies at the moment.
If you somehow missed the pitch regarding the Artis Oval Brushes, they were originally launched around two years ago by Matthew Waitesmith (of MAC makeup brushes fame). Artis have marketed them as a whole new world of makeup applicators – shaped like a toothbrush of sorts and SRSLY densely packed with ‘Cosmefibre’ bristles…
Available from the likes of Net A Porter and Space NK said brushes are definitely an investment (a ten brush set will set ya back an eye-watering €337 mar shampla). But YOLO – Artis promise “these ergonomically designed brushes perfectly fit fingers and hands, while the fibre bundle tips complement facial contours making it easy to get a professional finish”.
Anyway, enough about the brushes I don’t possess and onto their so-hot-right-now wannabe!
After watching Lily Pebbles First Impressions on the originals, I had somewhat of an idea how to use the Flawless Wonder Brush – long, swiping motions without lifting the brush off your skin as opposed to buffing, for example.
And here’s how I got on…
Obviously practice makes perfect with regards to the application, with this new found technique going against your instincts – it takes a little getting used to originally. But to be honest, I just wasn’t arsed practising – I don’t get it! Yes the fibres are super soft, and the dense bristles make for a beautifully blended finish, but it takes foreveeerr!
I tried the Flawless brush out using liquid foundations, creams, powders and primers – and with all it moved the make-up around my face a hell of a lot before adhering the product to my skin… To be fair, this could be down to my amateur skills either, but still! – Not worth the effort in my opinion. Also, the head of the brush is teeny tiny, and subsequently you’ve half the day gone before your base is set. Gimme my beauty blender/stippling brush any day.
The end result is impressive at close inspection, with an almost airbrushed blendability. And so, if I had all the time in the world to do my makeup for a special occasion I may whip it out, BUT the odds of that are slim to none. You’ll like it though if you love playing with makeup in your spare time, and always devote plenty of time towards putting on yo’face!
I’m very intrigued as to how the Flawless Wonder Brush compares with the Artis Oval Brush… Anyone have both?!
Although I’m glad for once I tested out the poor man’s version before splurging on the real deal… ‘Tis doubtful I’d take the extra time on the daily to make justifiable use of the Artis either!
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