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