Holy cow. Had I been missing out.
Let’s compare the two. Check out my video of the difference in application.
- Can be used wet or dry
- Provides great coverage
- A pain to clean (check out my beauty hack for the best way to clean them)
- Needs to be replaced every 6 months (not environmentally friendly)
- You use a lot of product
- Can only be used with liquid or cream makeup
I always thought the BeautyBlender gave the most seamless, natural finish. Then I tried the Artis brush (more on that in a sec). While the BeautyBlender does provide excellent coverage, you do get a “blotch paint” effect. Some parts of my face would have great coverage, others not so much.
Also, the way my makeup wore off was always uneven. You could see my pores through the product – almost like air bubbles in paint. Not good.
I do think the BeautyBlender still has a place in everyone’s makeup bag. It’s great for applying concealer or other makeup to small areas.
- Super soft bristles
- Flawless, even coverage
- Can be used with powder, liquid or cream makeup
- Makeup lasts much longer
- You need very little product – a little goes a long way
- Clean with brush shampoo and it will last forever
- The cost
I am a total convert. The Artis Oval 7 is my new favorite beauty tool. I only need a small amount of foundation to cover my entire face. The brush blends so well it’s almost like your makeup disappears. It’s incredible.
The one thing I had to get used to was blending foundation around my nose. Artis does make smaller brushes that may work better for this area, but I think the Oval 7 gets the job done.
It also works great for concealer or areas where you want heavy coverage. The flawless blending is the same – I just use a lighter touch and fewer brush strokes.
I bought this set that also includes a handle-less Oval 7. This is great for traveling because it takes up less room in your makeup bag.
I now only use the Artis Oval 7 to apply my foundation AND concealer. I’m keeping my BeautyBlender for touch-ups, but I’ll be honest, I haven’t used it once since getting my Artis. I doubt I will ever purchase another one.
If you’ve been on the fence about Artis brushes, I highly recommend them. This is one of my best beauty buys of 2020!