More about Artis Brushes (courtesy of Artisbrushes.com)
Makeup applies more uniformly due to the CosmeFibre®. The uniform structure of this engineered fibre plus the tapered ends helps apply product more consistently than animal hair. Artis brushes on average have 3-10 times as many individual fibres as conventional brushes. More fibres do more work with every pass across the surface of the skin. For example, the Oval 10 Brush has over 250,000 individual fibres each with a microscopically small and soft tip. Every single CosmeFibre® filament has a tapered tip that ends in a microscopically fine structure which is only a few microns in diameter. This ultra fine tip blends on a microscopic level, creating patterns so small they are imperceptible with the naked eye. This superior blending enhances the makeup look. The uniform surface area of each CosmeFibre® helps pickup and lay down product, without holding on to it. Less product gets trapped along the fibre’s length, and instead is held between the fibre tips. CosmeFibre® is made with a proprietary material that has some shape memory. This helps each fibre retain its shape better than conventional animal hairs. If a CosmeFibre® brush ever gets bent from compression during storage, you can revive the shape by holding the brush under hot running water or in steam for a few seconds, reshaping, and then allowing it to dry back to its original shape. CosmeFibre® keeps it shape more consistently during use, even though it has a smaller diameter than conventional hair. This helps the fibre perform well with powders, liquids or emollient-based products. According to the American College of Allergies, Asthma and Immunology, an estimated 10% of the population is allergic to animals and their hair. For those with sensitive skin, CosmeFibre® provides an excellent animal-free alternative to conventional animal hair makeup brushes. All Artis® brushes are 100% Animal-Free. No animal hairs or by-products are ever used in making our products. Artis believes in: Animal-Free Beauty®
(Most definitely a plus in Faye Smith Makeup & Hair’s books by being Animal-Free!)
Now – to be completely honest – these look like they definitely take some getting used to. We don’t have our hands on them yet – but as soon as we come across them, we will do an updated review and let you all know how they worked for us!