Artis Oval Brush 10 is luxury at its finest

Artis Oval 10 brush
Artis Oval 10 brush
3 views of Artis Oval 10
3 views of Artis Oval 10



What could possibly be softer than a baby bunny’s ears? What could be more luxurious than a yacht taking you to an island vacation? What could be more exciting to have in your brush collection than ARTIS MAKEUP BRUSHES? Artis is a new brand to most of us but it’s about to take the cosmetic world by storm.

Artis Makeup Brushes are mostly oval with mirrored backs. They have CosmeFibre® fibers made of soft animal-free fibers. They are densely packed with the end of each fiber tapered to a microscopic tip that can’t be seen individually by the human eye. I was given the opportunity to try out ARTIS OVAL 10 BRUSH to my delight. This brush has over 250,000 bristles!

Artis Oval 10 Brush
Artis Oval 10 Brush

The Oval 10 brush itself is quite large (1 3/4″W, 1 1/4″ H, 8″ L) and is meant for powder but it does so much more. My friend Helen, from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog, taught me to use this for foundation/BB-CC Cream application and I was thrilled to learn this method. It marries the best of two worlds with its softness and refined blending application. It is also supposed to be an excellent tool for smoothing on self tanners because of the coverage it gives.

Artis Oval 10 Brush
Artis Oval 10 Brush

The curved handles are unusual at first sight but once you put this perfectly balanced brush in your hand, you understand the beauty of the ergonomics. The brush has a slight flexibility to it making it glide over the planes of your face with ease. And did I mention how soft this is??

Artis Oval 10
Artis Oval 10
Artis Oval 10 in the lid of Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Artis Oval 10 in the lid of Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

There are 19 brushes (10 from Artis brushes and 9 from Fluenta) that have been created by one of the makeup industry’s innovators and a former MAC Cosmetics Senior Executive, Matthew Waitesmith. He focused on the challenges of makeup “self-application” and delivering superior cosmetic performance, while taking inspiration from how he would draw a human face.

Artis Elite 10 brush set
Artis Elite 10 brush set

Brushes range in price from $32 to $72 with several sets that are sold at, Net A Porter, and now QVC has a set too. Oval 10 is the $72 brush and once you see it and feel it you’ll know it’s worth that kind of money. I am so excited about this brush that I bought the QVC set and am waiting for it. For $89.00 I’ll be the owner of Liner 1, Oval 3, Oval 6, cleaning foam and a cleaning pad. I’m still lusting after Circle 1R after watching a demonstration and I’m sure that will be on its way to me too.

Artis set from QVC
Artis set from QVC

Artis has added an affordable luxury to my life that’s worth putting on your wishlist. I’ll report back on the rest of these unique brushes so you better start saving. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration


  1. Lola Seicento | 27th Jul 15

    Excellent review, Marcia! I agree with every word! Thanks for the link love and mention, my dear friend! Isn’t it great with BB and CC Creams?!!!!! It also does wonders for the application of tinted moisturizers and foundations! I’m insanely in love with this brush, and have a definite obsession with this line!

  2. [email protected] | 27th Jul 15

    They are stunning brushes, Marcia! I would love to see and feel them in person. So unusual and so luxe! With their shape and the silver, they remind me of old-fashioned hair brushes that a well-to-do woman would display on her vanity at the turn of the last century.

  3. Amy Orvin | 27th Jul 15

    These brushes remind me of the old black and white movies or the really old movies with the ladies sitting at their victorian dressers applying their makeup. I love them all! Very Classic!

  4. Shipra | 27th Jul 15

    I want this SO bad!! I love oval brushes! <3

  5. Phyrra | 27th Jul 15

    I love that they’re cruelty free

  6. Julie | 27th Jul 15

    I keep seeing these brushes, and I can’t get over their odd shape. It’s such a cool design, but I’ve gotta see one in action! lol

  7. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 27th Jul 15

    Wow, this sounds luxurious! You are my go-to expert for quality brushes so if you like it, it’s got to be wonderful!

  8. Miranda Mendoza | 28th Jul 15

    These types of brushes are so perplexing to me! I bet it would be hard for me to adjust to the new motion.

  9. Erika | 28th Jul 15

    I keep seeing reviews of these brushes and I would love to try them. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on the others you bought.

  10. Mai | 28th Jul 15

    I saw these brushes back at The Makeup Show LA. They truly are super soft and dense!

  11. Kath TheFabZilla | 28th Jul 15

    I’d love to try this unique brush!

  12. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 28th Jul 15

    I have this and I am OBSESSED!

  13. Nidia - Lit From Within | 28th Jul 15

    At first glance, I thought that was a hairbrush! It’s huge. I need to hear (and see) how you apply foundation with it. Sounds really luxe, and amazing. I’m a sucker for brushes.

  14. Bailey | 28th Jul 15

    The brushes are so stunning!

  15. Anastasia | 28th Jul 15

    I wouldn’t know how to use one of these, they are definitely something I have to practice with. They look gorgeous though!

  16. Honeygirlk | 28th Jul 15

    WOW – this brush, looks AWESOME. I have wanted to try these or similar brands and I think they are really cool in design.

  17. Lisa Heath | 28th Jul 15

    Great review! I wanna give this brush a try!

  18. Mercedes | 29th Jul 15

    I have been so curious about these brushes. Great review, I think I might finally pull the trigger and purchase.

  19. Kristin Bassett | 29th Jul 15

    These are such GORGEOUS brushes!

  20. Jamie | 29th Jul 15

    These brushes are gorgeous!

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