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 LabeledThis post will cover the Nars Artistry Face Brushesnumbers 10, 11, 12 and 13.  First up, I’d like to note that these 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.

Nars logo brush

The design is well balanced. The brushes are balanced and substantial, without being heavy. All of the face brushes using a numbering system in the tens–so, here is a look at NARS Brushes #10, #11, #12 and #13.

The NARS #10 Powder Brush ($52) is used for all-over finishing application and is designed for even, diffused application of powders.

Nars Powder Brush 10Another of the NARS #10 Powder Brush:

Nars Face Brush #101

Here is the NARS #11 Bronzing Brush ($52):

Nars Bronzing Brush 11This brush is thick, and has a dense concentration of natural hair. This is very similar to the former NARS Bronzing Brush. A seriously gorgeous brush, that works well for denser, blended application. Another picture:

NARS Bronzing Brush 11a

 

The NARS #12 Cream Blending Brush ($28) is designed for cream concealer, whether used on larger areas of the face or in the eye area. This acrylic, paddle-shape is perfect for applying and blending cream products, including cream shadows.
Nars Cream blending brush 12d

Turning this paddle-shaped brush to the side:

Nars Cream blending brush 12c

One more:Nars Cream Blending Brush 12e1The NARS #13 Precision Blending Brush ($26) is used for very precise concealer application on the face. Essentially, this round, acrylic brush can be used for very precise application of small areas such as spots, small areas of pigmentation, around the nose, and in smaller areas around the eye.

Nars Precision Blending Brush 13a

Another of NARS #13 Precision Blending Brush:

Nars Precision Blending Brush 13c

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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