This is like the BEST- and i mean BEST- brush for pressed powder contour-blush-highlight! Especially contour!
Where has this been all my life???
First time these kind of brushes launched i thought they were silly just like everyone else thought they were. Didn't even think of owning one. Many many months passed and while binge watching beauty gurus on youtube i noticed that they were using artis brushes to blend foundation more than once-oh-so-popular beauty blender. MAC was on sale so i picked this up.
I have to say, it didn't feel superior to BB in foundation department because of its small size. Since i was so curious about these kind of brushes, i splurged on an artis oval 7 and have been using this one for skincare.
Today i visited how-to videos page of artis and saw the contouring tutorial with oval 6 (same size as this) and it looked effortless. For some reason never have i thought i could use this thingy with powder products. I went on to try it on my dry, no-makeup face and BOOM! Not once in my life have my contour looked this on-point and it really was effortless! I even used the dark Bahama Mama bronzer by the Balm and it went on sooooo smooth despite my bare face.
Normally, the first time any regular brush touched my face it created a harsh line so i need to blend it a lot to make it smooth. But with this, due to its domed shape and dense packed bristles i guess, it placed the powder in a diffused form rather than a brown stripe.I applied like NO PRESSURE to the brush, i just guided it along the shape i wanted to draw. Absolutely zero effort there.
Blush and highlight went smoothly as well, cleaning it by rubbing it on my hair donut to switch colors.
This made me glad that i purchased both this brush and oval 7. I really hope oval 7 turns out more successful than this in applying foundation. I was "meh" about this brush until this morning and now i'm thinking of buying a spare with the discounted price.
Conclusion: This is not good for foundation (due to small size and domed bristles) but superb for contour and good for blush and highlight!