May 182014
 

NARS Artistry Brushes Stylized Group Shot

Nars Artistry Brushes are a new series of lovely tools that I will be examine over the next few posts. Given the breadth of this collection, I’m going to proceed by first showing pictures of all of them in detail. (I will be offering some thoughts about the brushes in some later posts.) Here is the entire set (click to enlarge):

Nars Artistry Brushes All Labeled

This post will cover the Nars Aristry Cheek Brushes–numbers 20 and 21. As an overview, I’d like to note that this entire series of brushes are beautifully designed. They have a matte black wood handle embossed with a subtle black-on-black Nars logo, and are finished with a red lacquer accent. The brushes are balanced and substantial, without being heavy.

Nars Blush Brush 20a

The NARS #20 Blush Brush ($42) is a beautiful brush for diffuse, fool-proof application of blushes and other cheek products. This Blush Brush is a flat paddle shape. Side view:

Nars Blush Brush 20b

One more:

Nars Blush Brush 20c

The Nars #21 Contour Brush is a beautifully shaped for more precise application for contouring and highlighting.

Nars Contour brush 21

What a thing of beauty! This brush has a flat shape that looks a bit narrower when turned to the side:

Nars Contour brush #21c

One more:

Nars Contour blush 21e

I’ll be offering more thoughts about these in upcoming posts. These are available at Nordstrom.com, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nars Cosmetics online.

These brushes were sent to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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