Are you familiar with Make Up For Ever's new Artisan Brush Collection? It's a big one—76 brushes in total, including specialized face, eye, lip, and artistic (special use) brushes. I added two to my collection a couple of months ago. The first, a powder brush, I reviewed last month.
The second, called the Precision Crease Brush (medium - 232), is less versatile, but still a useful tool. It has what MUFE calls straight bristles, which makes it ideal for applying a precise, concentrated amount of product—good for detailed crease work. Here is an explanation from the press release:
What further differentiates this brush collection from any other is the specific synthetic fiber technology that exists in several diameters and types: wavy or straight depending on the required use. When fibers are straight, application is more generous and precise, while wavy bristles are more splayed, allowing for a lighter and freer application. A unique combination of the two fiber textures gives infinite creative possibilities.
The bristles are somewhat stiff, and they aren't the softest I've felt, but I think that's intentional—a fluffier brush wouldn't lend itself as well to precise application. The bristles are, however, very smooth. The head is long, and the bristles taper to quite a precise tip.
I'm partial to very blended looks—my favourite crease brush is the MAC 217, which blends as it applies. MUFE's Precision Crease Brush (medium - 232) therefore took some getting used to; I'm not used to such a defined line in my crease. The bristles leading up to the tip will help blend a bit, but you'll likely need another brush for blending.
My favourite use for this brush is lining my lower lash line with eyeshadow. It's precise enough for a thin line, yet softer than a flat, eyebrow-type brush, meaning application is more comfortable, and the line has just the right amount of softness.
Here's a closer look:
The brush design is sleek, light, and beautiful. The handle is dark wood, and there is some bevelling at the end—it's meant to be used to scoop product, but I haven't used it for this purpose. Overall, I find the brush comfortable to use, but it may take some practice to master your technique.
The verdict: If you're into precision work on your eyes, give this a try. Overall I'm quite impressed with the collection—very luxe—and I hope to try more of the brushes.
Rating: Four and a half stars out of five—it's a little pricey at C$32, but it may be worthwhile depending on your needs.
Available: Make Up For Ever stores/counters, Sephora, and Sephora.com for C$32.
Have you tried any of the brushes from the Make Up For Ever Artisan Brush Collection? What are your favourites?
Happy sixth day of Christmas! We're halfway through the series—I hope you're enjoying the more regular posts. See you tomorrow for a New Year's Eve post!
Disclosure: This product was provided by a PR for my consideration. This post may contain affiliate links.