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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Artis Oval 8 Foundation Makeup Brush Dupe!? #review & #giveaway 2 WINNERS!! (CLOSED)


I have heard so much about the Artis makeup brushes and would have loved to try one, but at such a heavy price tag for a makeup brush, I wasn't willing to spend that much money for one makeup brush.

I heard about possible dupes and did some research. I ended up purchasing one on Amazon that is supposed to be a dupe. Obviously, since I don't own the Artis brush, I won't be able to confirm whether it is a dupe or not. But, it was still fun trying it out!

The brush I purchased is equivalent to the Artis Oval 8 based on its size.





Brush Claims: 
  • Material:Synthetic hair+ The electroplating handle
  • Total length:17.5cm; Hair size:6*5cm
  • Give you a flawless foundation application every single time
  • No streaks and no areas with too much makeup or too little



I find that this brush is SUPER soft and very dense. It feels like good quality and has not shed one single hair. The handle is a little weak, so I hold it closer to the brush which feels more natural anyways.

I don't wear foundation, only BB creams. I have experimented with different BB creams and techniques trying to master using this brush to apply my BB cream. I have found that circular motions with very gentle pressure works best with some of my products while other ones work better with gentle downward motions. Sometimes, I find it drags the product around my face a bit, so I find using less product helps.The brush doesn't seem to absorb a lot of the product which is good. I also find that it thins out my BB cream, making my coverage lighter- not so happy about that aspect. However, the brush is super easy to use and allows me to apply my BB cream very quickly which I really appreciate and it doesn't leave streaks. After washing the brush it takes a long time to dry, 1.5- 2 days as there are so many bristles!

This brush has 5-star reviews on Amazon and many say it is indeed a dupe for the Artis foundation brush. Although it's very quick and easy, I find it a bit more work than I'd expect based on the fact that this is supposed to perform like a $65USD brush.

Just for fun, I want to give one  TWO of these away! Maybe one of you guys can figure out the best technique and let me know! Or, maybe it's just better with foundation over thicker BB creams. I haven't tried it with a foundation yet.

This giveaway is only open to my readers that have a Canadian or USA shipping address, as the product will be shipped directly from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com (sorry to my international readers!) Keep in mind that shipping took a few weeks to get to me, so it will probably be the same for the winner of this giveaway. Must be 18 + years of age or have parental permission. Item may appear different than what is pictured, depending on availability.

The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment on this post and enter using the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will run for one week. Good luck, everyone!

*** UPDATE: There will be 2 winners, get your entries in!



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56 comments:

  1. I had never heard of this brush until now. I have a Beautyblender but this may be better.

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  2. I use the Beautyblender or my fingers!

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  3. I use a sponge, which is not good.

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    1. It can be a pain to have to wet them all the time

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  4. I use bb cream for daytime and I have always used my fingers lol

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    1. Sometimes I just don't want to use my fingers, but it probably gives the best application of BB creams.

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  5. I wear foundation almost everyday and I pretty much always use brushes. I recently got an oval set from Amazon that I've been testing. I love oval brushes for face makeup but not the eyes. I find them too dense and too rough. Oval brushes for foundation are amazing because they offer a seamless finish. Its even and smooth plus it doesn't eat up all the product. Even though I already own a set, I'm entering this because I hate washing my brushes so the more I have the less often I have to wash them 😂

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  6. Oh, I want to enter as I have heard so much great about these. Would love to try it out. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. P.s. I usually use my fingers, weird but so far I find it to deliver me the best results :)

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    1. I agree. But sometimes I just don't want to get my hands dirty. lol

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  8. i have just started using a foundation brush; previously I just used my fingers - I like the brush better!

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  9. I've never tried this type of product before. A dupe is perfect!

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  10. I love to use my real techniques foundation brush to apply my foundation. Gives me a flawless look to my skin.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Christina. good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. I've yet to try a BB blender.. too expensive for a sponge, imo. Good luck, Julie!

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  12. I just use the classic triangle makeup sponges you can buy in rectangles at target, it seems amateur but they're cheap and do the job for me, sometimes better than beauty blenders!

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    1. I use those too. I just wish they were bigger! Good luck, Zoe!

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  13. I use my fingers mostly. I tried the beauty blender, but wasn't a fan of it.

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  14. I've been loving using a Beauty Blender lately. I love the finish it gives.

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  15. I have a brush I bought a while back that i use. Im not a huge fan of it, but haven't taken the time to figure out what else I should get

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  16. I like a poweder brush

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    1. I need to try one someday. Good luck, Nicole!

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  18. I just recently bought my first foundation brush. I had been using my fingertips.

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  19. I like to use a beauty blender.

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  20. i've been using a brush, but it's very streaky

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  21. I generally use my fingertips...

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  22. I used a brush before but then switched to a beauty blender.

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  23. Usually I use my fingers and then sprinkle a few drops of water and blend again. But I'm not exactly confident in my makeup skills so I'd love to experiment with this!
    Kayte CookWatts

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  24. I currently use a sponge, however I would love to give these brushes a try!!!

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