MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection – a look at 15 of the new brushes

An Inspiring Collection from the Beauty Masters

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Every great work of art starts with the stroke of a brush. It then makes sense that great art is created with great brushes, each crafted for a specific purpose by the artists who use them. The Renaissance Masters made their own tools, just like the Modern Day Masters at MAKE UP FOR EVER MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushesare making theirs. Now, MUFE is seeking to make a master out of you with their Artisan Brush Collection, and your face is the canvas.

The combined terms makeup + artist have a literal manifestation in MUFE’s Artistic Director, Dany Sanz, whose roots as a painter and sculptor bring her artist’s passion to the makeup world. Ms. Sanz has created an astounding seventy-six innovative brushes for the Artisan Brush Collection.

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All brushes in the Artisan Brush Collection are hand crafted with synthetic fibers. Each fiber is made with a special technology that creates different diameters and types of fiber (straight or wavy) while still feeling soft and like natural hair. These fibers are each placed and bound in a gunmetal ring and do not shed.

MUFE brushes detail MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushesLove the beech wood handles that have a weathered look, like they’ve been in an artist’s tool kit for years!

Straight fibers are used for heavier and precise applications, while wavy ones are used for a lighter, more carefree application. Some brushes use a combination of the two for ultimate artistic creativity, juxtaposing the precise with the unbridled. Each brush is meticulously made and comes with a tapered beech wood handle with a beveled tip designed to help retrieve product and place false eyelashes. How’s that for multi-tasking?

Each brush is assigned a number with anything in the 100s being for complexion, 200s for eyes, 300s for lips, and 400s for artistic purposes specifically for professionals. WHT received a generous supply of these extraordinarily well-crafted brushes so let’s take closer look!

100 Series Brushes – Complexion

MUFE brushes Complexion MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes140, 146, 148, 160, 174

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MUFE brushes 140 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#140 Highlighter Brush, Small MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($34) – Wavy fiber for highlighting brow and cheekbones. (Light as a feather, I love using this with loose mineral pigments.)

MUFE brushes 146 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#146 Flat Blush Brush MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($37) – Straight and wavy fiber for precise powder application.

MUFE brushes 148 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#148 Blending Blush Brush MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($37) – Straight and wavy fiber for a light finish.

MUFE brushes 160 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#160 Blush Brush MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($44) – Straight and wavy fiber in a tapered, pointy-tipped brush to blend, lift or create designs on the face and body.

MUFE brushes 174 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#174 Concealer Brush, small MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($21) – Straight fiber firm, flat fiber for applying and blending concealer.

200 Series Brushes – Eyes

MUFE brushes eyes MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes216, 222, 224, 228, 230, 250, 272

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MUFE brushes 216 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#216 Precision Blender Brush, medium  MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($25) – Straight fiber, rounded brush for smudging and blending in the crease of the eye. (The dense, compact, rounded head of this brush picks up an enormous amount of product and blends it with precision in the crease of the eye. The density of the bristles keeps the product on the brush and where you want it, not on your cheeks below.)

MUFE brushes 222 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#222 Sponge Applicator MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($13) – Oval-shaped sponge that applies pigment with no fallout. Refillable.

MUFE brushes 224 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#224 Silicone Applicator MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($16) – Flat, pointed applicator for collecting and applying shimmery powders and glitter precisely and without fallout.

MUFE brushes 224 B MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushesA closer look at the tip of #224

MUFE brushes 224 C MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushesAnd look how nicely it deposits glittery color!

MUFE brushes 228 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#228 Precision Shader Brush, medium MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($25) – Straight fiber, dense, rounded paddle-shaped brush for applying, blending and smudging any eye product.

MUFE brushes 230 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#230 Shader Brush, large MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($31) – Straight fiber, large, flat, tapered brush for lightly applying, blending and smudging eye products.

MUFE brushes 250 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#250 Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($18) – Straight fiber with firm, fine bristles for controlled, precision eyeliner application.

MUFE brushes 272 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#272 Eyelash Brush MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($12) – Spiral brush for styling eyebrows and separating lashes.

300 and 400 Series Brushes – Lips and Artistic

MUFE brushes lips art MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes300, 304, 402

MUFE brushes 304 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#300 Lip Brush  MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($21) – Straight fiber, flat rectangular head for shaping and filling lips.

#304 Lip Brush with Cap MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($25) – Straight fiber, retractable brush for purse or travel.

Most artists I know repurpose so, coming from someone who uses Home Depot as an art supply store, it should not surprise you that I did not use my favorite brush for its intended purpose. The #300 Lip Brush is intended to precisely define lip shape and blend lip pencils. I, however, found this to be the perfect brush for my gel eyeliner. Most eyeliner brushes are small and precise, great for thin lines or wispy “sketching” but not so great for a thick, bold line on the upper lid. This smallish brush makes a perfect bold line. I’ll bet it will be great for lips, too, though.

MUFE brushes 304 A MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes#304 ready for travel!

MUFE brushes 304 B MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushesand ready for use

MUFE brushes 402 A MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes

#402 Artistic Fan Brush  MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes ($20) – Straight fiber, pre-cut, fan-shaped brush with 8 sections to create multi-line effects.

MUFE brushes 402 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushesA closer look at #402

Whew. That’s a lot of brushes – and there’s plenty more where these came from! Stop by MAKE UP FOR EVER at Sephora and check them all out in their glorious detail! The Artisan Brush Collection has definitely fired up my creative juices in a masterful way. You could be next.

Readers – Do the right brushes make an artist out of you?

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Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection   a look at 15 of the new brushes My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!

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      sherrishera

      Well, if you’d like a brush a little different than most in your collection and one that you’re also likely to use a lot, I’d suggest #222. This bush holds a lot of pigment, deposits it accurately (with minimal fallout) and then seals the deal by blending impeccably. I don’t know how I did my eyes before it!
      On the other hand, I’m still trying to figure out that fan brush (#402) from the pro/artist collection. In theory it seems so cool but in practice it doesn’t pick up cream or gel products (nor powders, but they’re not one of the recommended products to use with this brush). I was looking forward to playing with some funky looks but so far this one hasn’t gotten much play from me.

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    katezena

    I love new brushes! I’ve been having a wee too much fun ever since getting the two basic sets from Real Techniques (as in, WAY TOO MUCH FUN), but no eyeliner brush yet matches my favorite brush for lining my eyes with cream or gel eyeliner–a really thin, short bristled detail paint brush made for acrylic painting. I actually use my eyeliner brush from Smashbox for detail work on my eyebrows (because I have such PITA eyebrows) and my other thin eyeliner brush from RT for sweeping color on my lower lash line or detail work for my more crazy looks.

    Yep, I mix and match!

    @sherrishera I’d end up using the #402 for my more creative looks. It would be an awesome brush for creating glitter trails, dots, blood trails, tear stains, flames, leaf-y sort of looks. Oh dear lord, someone turn off my imagination now. I don’t even OWN the brush. Turn it off, turn it off, turn it off!!!!

    You could even use it on nail looks and use it to dust on glitter from overhead….STOP IT BRAIN!

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      sherrishera

      Yeah, but the problem with that pesky #402 is that it’s not quite stiff enough to do most of those things…too fluffy for the detail. It seems like it would be perfect for a liquid but I don’t really have much by way of pure liquid makeup other than my Lip Tars and some eyeliners that are, of course, bottled in such a way that it doesn’t allow this brush access. Oh well, striped lips anyone?

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      katezena

      @sherrishera I tend to notice I need a little bounce in mine. I don’t like super stiff brushes (unless it’s brow brushes, then I like stiff.) I’d obviously need to get my hands on it to see what you truly mean, but I don’t generally like a lot of stiffness out of personal style. Too stiff can really hurt my super delicate skin and it can ruin a look. I also tend to press harder with stiffer bristles when a little bounce can really make it work well for me. Of course, you are talking to someone who cut up her own paintbrushes to get something I needed, so I may not be exactly the right person here!

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    Stef Andrews

    Trying to pick which brushes to keep for review was easy (I couldn’t choose wrong, every one is a winner!) and hard (I wanted them all. Every one of them.) But I realized looking at my choices now that it was all about precision for me.

    And can I just say I NEVER would have guessed these are synthetic bristles? They are so soft, it’s kind of mind blowing.

    Here’s what I chose…

    #160 – who can resist a new blush brush? Not me, that’s for sure. This one has a bit of a pointy tip which lets you really place your product exactly where you want it. But it’s also soft enough to fluff and blend as well.

    #228 – flat and medium sized, this brush allows me to use the tip to place shadow in small precise spots (under the brow, in the corner of the eye) or flat to pat shadow on. I think I’ve used it every day since I got it, it’s a workhorse!

    #224 – if you are a glitter loose pigment wearer, stop right now and buy this brush. The silicone acts like a magnet, you literally can see the glitter jump to the tip. Then it transfers to your skin exactly where you place it with very little fall out or strays (like the photo shows.) It’s like magic!

    #222 – sometimes, you just want a sponge tip! (Especially when you need to build up color for a pesky shade.) I love that this one is refillable.

    #304 – this was my first pick, the brush that I said “oh I NEED that!” It’s the travel lip brush. You know how typical lip brushes have that little see-through plastic cap on them? And when you try to replace it after use you bend bristles, but you HAVE to use it or you’ll get lip color everywhere? This brush eliminates that! It’s got a nice wide opening to its cap so you’ll never bend bristles again. LOVE this.

    These brushes are amazing. Even if you can get only one, do it. And I promise you’ll be hooked.
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  3. Gigi

    I didn’t think brushes made a big difference until modeling school and modeling. They are like eating with utensils versus no utensils. The ability to blend, shade, contour, aaahhh . . . These look decadent!

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