Is mom crazy for cosmetics? Get her the Artis Elite Collection Linear 1 Brush for Mother’s Day.

Artis Linear 1 BrushI think some addictions are handed down, or even genetic. If you read this blog you are probably a bit of a cosmetics junkie, which means your mom just might be too…and if that’s the case, you’ll want to get her something really cool from the cosmetics world for Mother’s Day. My suggestion? An Artis makeup brush.

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Artis Linear 1 Brush

Artis Linear 1 Brush

Artis Linear 1 Brush

I was definitely intimidated by the Artis brushes at first. I didn’t even want to try them because they looked so professional, so arty, so cool…way too cool for me. But then I read Olivia’s posts about these brushes on The Unknown Beauty Blog and my curiosity grew larger than my insecurities.

Artis Linear 1 Brush

Artis Linear 1 Brush

Artis Linear 1 Brush

Artis Linear 1 Brush

I’ve only tried one of the brushes, the Elite Collection Smoke Finish Linear 1 Brush ($35). All I have to say is OH EM GEE. This is a freaking fantastic brush! The rubberized handle is substantial and is ergonomically perfect for your hand. The brush is firm but soft, so it creates a PERFECT smokey line with no drag and no painful friction. It lines upper and lower lids with ease. I also love it for my brows – I just use an eyeshadow that is one shade lighter than my brows, and the brush gives such a beautiful blend while also brushing brows upward. If that isn’t awesome enough, it’s a fantastic lip brush too.  This brush does everything but wash windows.

Artis Linear 1 Brush

Artis Linear 1 Brush

I am asking for every single other Artis brush for Mother’s Day now. I know your mom will love this one, and you will too, so do a ‘one for you, one for me’ thing and you will be thanking me for years to come.  – Lisa

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Read about the Artis Oval 10, a luxurious foundation and powder brush HERE

An ode to Addiction NV and their Line Up gel eyeliners

Line Up from Addiction NV's website

An Ode to Addiction NV Line Up gel eyeliners by Marcia

Addiction NV Chaos, Scene, Gold Digger

Addiction NV gel eyeliners Chaos, Scene, Gold Digger

Why do I love thee?
Is it your creamy, smooth texture?
Can it be the easy way you glide on upon application?
Would it be the 14 magnificent colors you are available in?
Or maybe it’s your terrific lasting power.

You don’t crumble,
You don’t fade
Yet you are so easy to remove.

While all of those are true,
What has truly endeared me is….
You have ended my search.
You created the green I’ve been searching for.

I thank you Addiction NV for all the above
And now I’ll share the color of my dreams
And the colors of my future with Beauty Info Zone readers.

The color of my dreams:

Addiction NV Scene

While Scene doesn’t look green in my group picture it is truly the green I’ve been searching for ever since I’ve become enamored with green and khaki shadows. Everything else I’ve tried has been wrong. Some have come close but nothing has been green without looking black or kelly green. This eyeliner is perfection if you want to work with khaki or dark greens. My ode is dedicated to Scene!

Scene

My other beauties include Chaos and Gold Digger:

Addiction NV Chaos

Chaos

Have you ever seen such a beautiful clear teal? It adds a true pop of color and wears like a dream.

Gold Digger

Gold Digger

Gold Digger has a beautiful gold sheen to a bronze base. It looks fabulous as an alternative to your typical brown liners.

When you have the perfect liners then you need the perfect tool and Addiction NV has seen to that with their Shadow/Point Dual Brush (also available in a smaller size). The brush has one side that’s great for lining while the opposite side is great for smudging (or detail work with eyeshadows). Mine is the 6″ size and the mini is 4″ which is perfect for putting in your makeup bag or travel kit. The quality is terrific and the brush works so well with the liners.

Shadow/Point Dual Brush

Shadow/Point Dual Brush

I’ve been so thrilled with my Addiction NV Line Up gel eyeliners that I want to shout it out to the world! I love gel liners and these are among the best I’ve tried. I’m addicted to them!

Why do I love thee? What’s not to love? — Marcia

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