In the past year or so, oval makeup brushes have really become a *thing* in the beauty industry. But, Artis has been making the most luxe oval brushes for years. So, I wanted to try the OG and see how it stacked up. I already liked an affordable off-brand version of the oval brush, but the Artis Elite Gold Oval 7 Brush…I LOVE.
The first thing- the fact that this brush is ✨GOLD✨ is everything, because I’m a gold girl at heart, and most brushes are always in silver (although brands have been stepping it up with gold & rose gold options since they are trendy). The fact that this is plated in real 24k gold makes it just that much more special.
The brushes are made with CosmeFibre, a synthetic (vegan friendly!) fiber created for cosmetic application. The Oval 7 Brush is great because it’s a perfect size for foundation where it’s not too large and not too small. With some of the larger oval brushes, I feel like it would be hard to get into the crevices by your eyes and nose.
The brush is super dense, so it blends beautifully to create a full-coverage finish. I’ve experienced zero shedding & the handle is super ergonomic I like how this brush blends out creamier products like cream foundation or stick foundation. I’ve even used it to pack on some powder as well. I typically use a beauty blender as a finishing touch, to create an airbrushed effect and blend out under eye concealer.
The brush isn’t available on the Artis site right now, because I believe it was limited edition. You can find it on Anthropologie’s site, however, which I linked above. If you don’t mind getting the Elite Silver Oval 7, you can get it for $62 on Artis’ site instead of the $75 that the gold costs. It may be a spendy brush, but, to me, it’s worth it! What’s your favorite makeup brush?
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