Make Up For Ever Artisan Brushes
I’ve wrapped up all of the face brushes I had to review and test from Make Up For Ever’s new Artisan Brush range, so I thought a round-up was in order! The biggest takeaways is that there is something going on with the manufacturing of the brushes that can sometimes leave behind an oily, greasy film all over the bristles, and I have yet to discover a way to get this to go away. I’ve tried harsher soaps to no avail. This residue was my biggest issue and really the major fault that I encountered–it was present in 2 of 9 face brushes. I don’t know if this is an issue specific to particular brushes or if it occurs randomly (so any brush may be affected or just because the one I tried was, yours might not be), so I have a lot of hesitation about this brush range.
Of the brushes I tried, the one I liked the most was the #128 Precision Powder Brush, which I’ve been using even after I finished writing up the review and has a permanent home in the brushes I use regularly. I haven’t personally incorporated any of the others into my regular brush rotation, which was more often just a result of me not using that particular shape or style often. Aside from the two that were greasy, the brushes were nice overall. They felt well-made, didn’t shed, felt very soft against the skin, and densities were good (always in line with how they were advertised). A few of the larger face brushes felt like the handles weren’t quite balanced with a lot of weight concentrated in the brush head and not enough in the handle itself. I also really appreciated the breadth of the range, as there are many shapes and sizes to choose from.
- #106 Medium Foundation Brush
- #110 Medium Foundation Kabuki Brush
- #126 Medium Powder Brush (Liked)
- #128 Precision Powder Brush (Loved)
- #146 Flat Blush Brush (Oily, Not Recommended)
- #150 Precision Blush Brush
- #152 Medium Highlighter Brush (Oily, Not Recommended)
- #156 Large Flat Blush Brush
- #176 Medium Concealer Brush