The Makeup Brush That Made My Foundation Go From Frightful to Flawless

Let’s Just Get to the Point:
The Artis Elite Mirror Oval 6 Brush ($57)—which is part of the epic Artis Elite Mirror Five Brush Set ($170)—is the ultimate makeup brush if you’re looking to create a smooth, natural-looking finish with your foundation.

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There’s a few important factors that hold a lot of weight when it comes to ensuring your foundation looks flawless. Obviously, formula is possibly the most important element for a good outcome, however, there's one other factor that comes in as a close second: application technique. In fact, the best way to ensure a good application is to use a brush that works in tandem with your makeup formula and the texture of your skin to create that seamless look.

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Unfortunately, it can be super difficult to find a foundation brush that meets these requirements, especially since there’s so many brush options out on the market right now. Luckily, we’ve tried an endless amount of products and have found, quite possibly, our favorite foundation brush ever—the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 6 Brush.

As the brand’s worldwide, bestselling brush, the Oval 6 seamlessly blends liquid, cream and powder foundation formulas with unrivaled ease. The handle is also designed to imitate the way your fingers move across your face (and it’s ergonomically designed to fit in your hand comfortably!) for an easy, natural-feeling application. Additionally, their proprietary CosmeFibre bristles pick up the perfect amount of makeup to distribute evenly across the skin, ensuring product isn't wasted or spread irregularly. 


To use, simply dab a bit of product onto your skin before gliding the brush across the face in gentle, circular motions. No need to apply too much pressure because the bristles are tapered to blend at a microscopic level (this creates a more natural look!) and, therefore, distribute the formula perfectly without much work.

As a bonus, all Artis products are made without animal products, so you can use totally guilt-free. Unsurprisingly, this brush is also a top choice for professional makeup artists because it delivers prime results. And considering not all of us can't be expert-level MUAs, this is a pretty good way to get our best-looking skin yet without having to go through cosmetology school. Talk about a win-win.

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