The Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush is an Artis Brush dupe that is becoming increasingly popular in Korea at the moment. Etude House also has a new makeup brush like this entitled My Beauty Tool Secret Brush which I recently reviewed in a past post.
Artis Elite Makeup Brushes are mighty expensive but well worth your bucks in my opinion however, those seeking a cheaper, smaller dupe might just be interested the Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush!
Let’s take a look!
The Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush will set you back around $10 to $12 at a variety of online stores via Ebay.com. I purchased it this way as Missha doesn’t yet have it available on their website and I haven’t yet noticed Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Harmons updating their stores with a Missha display as of yet.
If I had to choose between the Etude House My Beauty Secret Brush and the Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush I’d go with Missha’s version. Both are excellent brushes but Missha’s handle is a little sturdier and the brushes are a little shorter and denser but just as soft as Etude House’s version.
I’m a little obsessed with these makeup brushes lately and love there are cheaper options popping up.
So what’s so great about them?
They have super soft yet densely packed bristles that allow for an airbrushed finish when using powders, minerals, liquids, or creams. The brush resembles a hair brush sort of with an oval paddle head. If you’re wondering the main differences between Missha’s version and Etude House’s I’d say that Missha’s version has bristles that are packed a little more tightly and I felt like the handle was a little sturdier and less flimsy. None the less both are excellent brushes.
I love how versatile this brushes are because they can easily be used with a range of different mediums. From BB Creams to powders this brush just gives such a flawless, airbrushed finish. It smooths foundation on to seamless soft finish. I think as someone with drier skin my main concern when applying foundation is the fact I don’t want it to adhere to my drier skin and I don’t want it look like I have makeup on. This brush is key to a smooth, airbrushed makeup-less looking finish!
To use the brush I typically squirt a little bit of my foundation on the back of my hand and swirl the brush into it. After I simply swipe it gently across my skin like I’m brushing my hair, weird but true. The brush blends foundation beautifully! I typically use fingers for foundation application but this brush is truly game changing and makes my foundation look so smooth.
I think it excels particularly at powder since it gives such a smooth, even flawless finish when used with powders. Powders tend to adhere to my drier areas no matter what I do but this brush truly makes them wearable.
All in all the Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush is an inexpensive and easy way to get a flawless complexion!