Make Up For Ever Artisan 106 Foundation Brush Review

106 Foundation Brush from the Make Up For Ever Artisan Brush Range is a medium, flat and rounded brush for applying and blending foundation over the whole face.

Make Up For Ever Artisan 106 Foundation Brush Review

The brush utilizes a synthetic fiber technology to mimic silky softness of natural hair and was hand-crafted by a total of 30 people from start to finish. It features straight fibers for a more precise and generous application, resulting in fuller coverage.

The shape is very flat, thin and reminds me of ink by Zing 04 Foundation Brush, only slightly bigger in size. Like Zing’s brush, this also has a wooden handle that feels sturdy with just the right amount of weight so it lays comfortably on my hand.

The bristles were dense and much softer than some of my other synthetic foundation brushes like MAC 190 Foundation Brush and Stila 33a Foundation Brush. They felt just like natural hair and did not irritate my super thin, sensitive skin at all.

The brush can also be used with all types of foundations. I have used it to apply liquid (NARS Sheer Glow Foundation) and cream (NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation) formulas and both worked beautifully. Application was fast, even and simply streakless! Thanks Make Up For Ever for making a new HG foundation brush for me!

Closeup of Make Up For Ever Artisan 106 Foundation Brush

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Make Up For Ever Artisan 106 Foundation Brush is available at Sephora and Make Up For Ever Boutiques at $36.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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