Hello beauties!! I covered Artis makeup brushes in detail on previous posts, and with the hype continuing to surround them, they’re still one of the most asked about items on my site.
Today, I thought I’d answer some of your frequently asked questions and also introduce you to the Fluenta Collection, which takes these already luxurious brushes to a whole other level.
Artis Fluenta Collection – Full set comes in black velvet box
Before we get started, here are the links to my previous posts: Artis Brushes Introduction and Elite Smoke Collection which cover everything from background info, quality and performance, different size and styles, where and how to use each brush, as well as size comparisons.
YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the cheaper alternatives same as Artis brushes?
NO they’re not. This is one topic I want to clarify in detail as I’ve been seeing so many different “dupes” pop up all over social media. The problem is: people buy the dupes expecting the Artis performance they’ve been hearing about; of course it all goes belly up because it’s like comparing apples and oranges; and unfairly, they end up putting the Artis brushes in the same “fail” basket which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Whilst imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery – and clearly Artis have a great product that everyone else wants in on the success; when it comes to performance, they can’t even be compared. And there’s a good reason for that:
More so than the unique design, what makes Artis brushes different are their bristles. Artis brushes are made from Cosmefibre (in the US), which in fact is exclusive to Artis. These bristles are designed and packed in such a way to practically mimic airbrushing so whatever product you apply with them is at its utmost performance. This is where most of the dupes fail and lets be honest, what’s the point of having a unique looking makeup brush if it doesn’t perform?
Another important function of these bristles is that they don’t soak up any product so you not only use less product, but cleaning them is an absolute breeze.
I understand Artis brushes can be expensive but when it comes to makeup application, performance is key and Artis delivers performance. I would highly recommend in investing in a few key pieces to begin with and enjoy the guaranteed results, rather than wasting money on countless dupes in the hope of finding one that works as well as the real thing.
OVAL 7 or OVAL 8 for foundation?
Possibly the most asked about Artis question. Oval 7 was a later addition to the Artis line. Slightly smaller than the Oval 8, if I personally had to choose one, Oval 7 would be my preference.
Oval 8 is amazing for base products such as foundation and powder. It provides a very quick and effortless coverage so it’s convenient.
Oval 7 does all of the above but being smaller, it can also be used to apply bronzer, blush, contour and highlight with better precision.
Both brushes are amazing for foundation, but depending on your makeup routine and needs, Oval 7 is a bit more versatile.
What are the key brushes I should consider buying?
Artis has some amazing sets which are great value for money, so whether you consider one of those sets or prefer individual brushes, following three are my personal must-haves:
Oval 7 for primer, foundation, powder, bronzer, blush, contour, highlight
Oval 4 for concealer, contour, eyeshadow
Linear 1 for eyeliner, contour and brows
*Because Artis brushes are so easy to clean in between products, same brush can be used for many different functions within the same application so you don’t even need multiples of these favorites.
Can I purchase Artis brushes in my country?
Yes. As with all international shipping, restrictions and limitations may apply, however SpaceNK and Net-A-Porter both stock Artis brushes and ship international. Check both stores to see availability and terms and conditions for your location.
THE FLUENTA COLLECTION
I must admit, when I first discovered Artis brushes, I was particularly drawn to the Fluenta Collection. With black and silver handles, the elegant curve of the brush heads, they almost looked like art pieces. Upon their first release, they were only sold at Neimann Marcus so availability was a bit limited. Now, the Fluenta line is available on the Artis website and now that I have a set of my own, they look even better in person!
Fluenta Series feature the exact same brush size/styles as the other collections. The only difference is the color and style of the handle – which has a prominent curve towards the head of the brush; so it’s really a matter of personal preference rather than difference in variety/functionality. I haven’t experienced any difference by way of performance.
Artis Fluenta Collection – Comparison of Artis Oval 6 brush in Smoke Collection to Oval 6 Fluenta Collection
I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with Artis – both in terms of product quality/performance and the Artis team as a whole. I’m happy to see the range rapidly growing and reaching the hype and success it truly deserves. Along with the Elite Mirror, Elite Smoke and Fluenta Collections, Artis recently launched the Elite Gold Collection which looks soooo beautiful!!
I think my life will be complete if a blushing rose-gold collection is launched so I shall patiently wait and hope the Artis design team make my wishes come true :)
Have you purchased any of the Artis brushes? Which color/style is your favorite?