Weekly Must-Have: Artis Makeup Brushes
When it comes to applying makeup, easier is always better. For me, the true test of an amazing product is if I can apply it with my fingers in a poorly-lit gym locker room or in the back of a taxi cab (after Pureling, of course!). And don’t get me started on my love of double-duty formulas. That being said, it feels like a real treat when I have the time to sit down at my vanity table and leisurely apply my face. On those occasions, Artis makeup brushes truly enhance the experience. And not only because they look gorgeous sitting in an empty Diptyque container, or because Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Sofia Vergara are all fans.
The creation of former MAC Senior Executive Matthew Waitesmith, Artis Fluenta brushes are made out of CosmeFibre, a non-porous material that beautifully applies various forms of makeup (cream, powder, gel, etc). While the bristles are a wonderful feature and feel very luxurious against your skin, the elongated handles that act as a natural extension of your hands are probably the top selling point for me. These gems are like the ergonomic equivalent of makeup brushes!
Personally, my favorite brush of the bunch is the Oval 8 ($72). I normally use it to apply foundation, but it also works very well as a contouring brush with bronzer or highlighter. Because it’s rather large, it’s also ideal for applying bronzer to larger areas of your body. The dense bristles give a flawless airbrush finish. Who doesn’t covet that?
Price Tag: Starting at $36
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com