August 26, 2015

Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush Review

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Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush4

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 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!

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Missha Professional Oval Makeup Brush

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!

Muse Approved.


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Renu

    I bought the Etude House My Beauty Tool and LOOOOVE it so much so that I was about to order a back-up when I saw this review. I think I’ll go for Missha this time, because you prefer it over the EH version. Do you know if Korean brands have dupes for the Artis eye brushes? I’d like to try applying eyeshadow with what looks like a toothbrush.

    • Isabella Muse

      so happy to hear it. Not yet, haven’t seen any dupes for the shadow brushes but maybe deeper into Fall we’ll see them pop up! 😀 I have the Artis ones and they are divine! Well worth the bucks if you’re wanting to give them a try 😀

  • Deb

    Hiya Muse! Caitlyn Cosmetics has one of these too. I got it on Amazon. It’s $10 more than the Missha but way cheaper than the Artis. I haven’t yet purchased an Artis for comparison although I plan to do so. I can say the Caitlyn one is really nice. Very soft, seems sturdy, nicely packed bristles. So far it’s working great. So it’s just another option out there, maybe for people who don’t shop on EBay. I can only find the face brush, they don’t seem to have an eyeshadow version.

  • Vanessa C

    I’ve been curious about these types of brushes, but the Artis price points had my wallet saying no LOL. I may have to try this cheaper version. How has it washed? Is it holding up well?

    xxxo Vanessa

  • Pam

    This is exciting! How does this compare in size to the Artis Oval 6? I like that Missha’s brush head looks flatter, the 6 has a slight dome to it. I would love to find one like the Oval 8.

    • Isabella Muse

      The Artis Oval 6 has a far bigger handle and head. This is much much smaller.

  • Pam

    So is the head about the same size as the Oval 3? Does it resist absorbing product? That’s one of the things I love about the Artis brushes. I also love their brush cleaning system. Simple, fast and effective.

    • Isabella Muse

      No, Oval 3 is smaller with a larger handle. This is in between 5 and 3 with a short handle. It does not absorb foundation. And yeah, I agree, their brush cleansing system is very nice!

  • Pam

    When MAC first came out with them, I thought they were a great idea. I hope this trend catches on and Missha and others will make some bigger and more affordable brushes. I’d also like to try the round ones.

    I get so many great tips from your blog!

    Thanks so much Miss Muse! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  • Alese

    Hi so I’m just wondering out of all these kinds of foundation type tooth brushes which do you like THE best idc about prices. If you didn’t know how much they all costed and you were to use each one which would you pick and why? What makes the artis brush different than the Mac one? And what makes the dupes different than the artis and Mac? Do they all have same brush hair ?? Synthetic fiber right ? I’m super curious as I’m about to make a choice and idk which to choose lol thanks so much for your outlook and perspectives I appreciate any info you can give me !! Xo

  • ivette s.

    Hello Muse,
    I have been a follower for a few years now and I haven’t seen any reviews on Ohui. Did I miss it? Is not in your beauty abroad tab. Their first cell is the only one that will truly moisturize my skin and heal the peeling. I also still have samples from their BB from a few years back. Is there a reason you don’t have anything on them?

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Ivette how are you? Sorry Ohui isn’t covered, I just never really reviewed any of their products! I have their BB Compact and the first cell moisturizer myself but I never took time to review it! Sorry for the lack of reviews!