Photo Finish Oval Makeup Brushes

The Photo Finish Oval Brushes feel very lightweight and the bristles are very densely packed but feels soft so that you get a very smooth, even application. They take in less product, so you don’t need to use as much product to begin with which I like.

If you’ve been watching Youtube videos or gliding through Instagram pics, then I’m sure you’ve all seen or heard about these rather odd looking makeup brushes. Honestly, every time I look at them, I see a spoon, a hairbrush and even a toothbrush, no, is it just me? Well, they’re call the Artis brushes, and everyone who uses them seems to really love them??

Apparently these brushes are supposed to change the way you apply your makeup. I’ve been intrigued and curious about these brushes but there’s no way I’m going to be spending all that pretty penny on them. Lucky for me, I was sent these Photo Finish Oval Makeup Brushes, which are from the brand Relaxus Beauty, and are quite similar to the Artis brushes.

The Photo Finish Oval Brushes are washable, cruelty free, vegan, and antimicrobial brushes that gives a flawless, even result for liquid makeup, skincare and powdered beauty products. Each brush has been ergonomically designed to be comfortable in the hand, with a flexible brush end.

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The Photo Finish Oval Makeup Brush hairs are synthetic bristles. The brushes feel very lightweight and the bristles are very densely packed but feels soft so that you get a very smooth, even application. They take in less product, so you don’t need to use as much product to begin with which I like. I find that these brushes can take a little getting used to and I must admit, it was tricky figuring out the best technique! Each brush is very versatile as you can see from the description below and has multiple uses so by trial and error, you can decide which brush works best for the contours of your face and hand.

In this set of 5, it includes the following and how to use them: (My brushes are numbered 2 through 10 as these are samples; however, the ones in stores will be numbered 1-5 but are the exact same brushes.)

No. 1 (2) – Blush, Contouring + Highlighting, Liquid Makeup, Bronzer + Powder, Skincare

No. 2 (4) – Blush, Contouring + Highlighting, Liquid Makeup, Bronzer + Powder, Skincare

No. 3 (6) – Eyeshadow, Brow Colour, Eye Liner, Contouring + Highlighting, Skincare

No. 4 (8) – Lip Colour, Eyeshadow, Brow Colour, Eye Liner, Contouring + Highlighting, Skincare

No. 5 (10) – Lip Colour, Eyeshadow, Brow Colour, Contouring + Highlighting, Liquid Makeup, Skincare

Though this can be used for multiple things, I only use the No. 1 brush in a gliding motion for my foundation only. The size is perfect and application is super-fast. It did take a couple minutes to figure out the brush but once I was able to adjust to the shape of the brush, it blends like a dream and it takes no time at all. I also felt like I used a lot less product than I normally would if I used a beauty sponge or other conventional foundation brushes.

For concealer, I like to use the No. 2 because it fits under the eyes perfectly and it was more precise. It’s good for liquid contouring and highlighting also. Just like No 1, it took a couple minutes getting use to but once I got the hang of the handle, it worked out very nicely.

Both the No. 1 & 2 brushes are great for the liquid products mentioned above as I didn’t noticed any streaks after application, just an even finish. I only like using these two brushes for liquid application as I tried using them with powder products but I didn’t think they work very well for that.

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Honestly, I don’t really have much use for No. 3 so it’s my least used one.

I like No. 4 for filling in and defining my brows. It’s easy to use and it disturbs a fairly good amount of product. I’ve also used it as an eye liner brush and while it helps to concentrate product application along the lash line, this brush does not allow for much movement and I find the bristles are too long making it just difficult to use for liners much less creating a cat-eye.

It’s still taking me some getting used to with brush No. 5 and this is one that is not use much either but I have used it for applying eyeshadow and spot concealing. I think it’s great for spot concealing!

Overall, I really enjoy these brushes, in particular No. 1 and No. 2 and I find myself reaching for No. 4 from time to time when I’m doing my brows. Are they must haves? Well no but they’re great brushes for the price point and if you have been curious about the Artis brushes but do not want to shell out the pretty penny, like me, then these are a great alternative and definitely worth checking out! Though not too difficult to work with, they do take some getting used to and getting the technique down. Still though, I prefer my traditional brushes!

The Photo Finish brushes are available for purchase at Trade Secrets in store and online and will be launching in stores this week. The price point of the brushes are regular CAD $69.95 and are on sale for CAD $59.95.

Have you guys tried any of the Oval Brushes as yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts on these unique designs!

xo ❤

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