New – Make Up For Ever Artisan brushes + review on 228 Medium Precision Shader Brush

make up for ever 228 brush review

Make Up For Ever recently redesigned and relaunched their entire brush line. There are more than 70 brushes and the descriptions and price lists are at the end of this post for your reference. All of these brushes are handmade, with synthetic bristles and a wood handle.

The brush I received was the 228 Medium Eye Shader Brush, it is about 2/3 of an inch tall and half an inch wide. It feels relatively light in my hands compared to other wood-handled eye brushes (such as the MAC 238), but is still weightier than most other eye brushes I have. The bristles on this brush are very fine and extremely soft, one of the softest brush bristles I’ve used.

make up for ever 228 brush review

The design is interesting, as you can see from the photos, there are notches on both sides of the brush about halfway up, as the brush tapers to a point. I found that this notch was especially helpful at picking up products. Because it is notched inwards, it helps to mold around the shade of your eyelids and creating a more even application.

make up for ever 228 brush review

I normally use natural-haired brushes with my powder eyeshadow, because I find that synthetic bristles don’t hold powder as well. With the unique notched design, I found that it is better than most synthetic brushes for when picking up and applying powder. However, I still prefer my natural-haired brushes for powder eyeshadow. For cream products, such as cream eyeshadow or concealer, it worked wonderfully to apply a smooth, even layer of the on my skin, and also helped in blending for optimal adherence.

Priced at $29, I would recommend this brush if you are looking for an eye brush for cream products. While it applies powder eyeshadow fine, and a lot better than most synthetic brushes I’ve tried, I still felt that a natural-haired brush still performs better. It’s a good multi-purpose brush if you just want just one brush to tackle all of your eye colour needs.

Have you tried one of the new Make Up For Ever Artisan brushes, what do you think of them?

Compared to MAC 239, it is slightly thicker and also a touch longer:

make up for ever 228 brush review
make up for ever 228 brush review

make up for ever 228 brush review

make up for ever 228 brush review

100 – Precision Foundation Brush – Small – $41
102 – Foundation Kabuki – Small – $41
104 – Foundation Brush – Small – $40
106 – Foundation Brush – Medium – $41
108 – Foundation Brush – Large – $41
110 – Foundation Kabuki – Medium – $55
112 – Precision Foundation Brush – Medium – $53
120 – Powder Fan Brush – Medium – $36
122 – Blending Powder Brush – $55
124 – Powder Kabuki – $60
126 – Powder Brush – Medium – $63
128 – Precision Powder Brush – $60
130 – Powder Brush – Large – $63
132 – Powder Flat Kabuki – $55
134 – Powder Fan Brush – Large – $55
140 – Highlighter Brush – Small – $39
142 – Flat Highlighter Brush – $43
144 – Precision Highlighter Brush – $43
146 – Flat Blush Brush – $43
148 – Blending Blush Brush – $43
150 – Precision Blush Brush – $46
152 – Highlighter Brush – Medium – $43
154 – Buffer Blush Brush – $51
156 – Flat Round Blush Brush – $43
158 – Double-Ended Sculpting Brush – $61
160 – Blush Brush – $51
170 Fine Corrector Brush – $24
172 – Precision Corrector Brush – $24
174 – Concealer Brush – Small – $24
176 – Concealer Brush Medium – $35
200 – Eye Fan Brush – $25
202 – Precision Smudger Brush – Small – $25
204 – Double-Ended Shader & Smudger Brush – $29
206 – Smudger Brush – Small – $25
208 – Precision Shader Brush – Small – $25
210- Round Shader Brush – Small – $25
212 – Precision Smudger Brush – Medium – $29
214 – Precision Crease Brush – Small – $29
216 – Precision Blender Brush – Medium – $29
218 – Blender Brush – Medium – $29
220 – Shader Brush – Small – $25
222 – Sponge Applicator – $15
224 – Silicone Applicator – $18
226 – Shader Brush – Medium – $29
228 – Precision Shader Brush – Medium – $29
230 – Shader Brush – Large – $36
232 – Precision Crease Brush – Medium – $32
234 – Angled Shader Brush – $35
236 – Precision Blender Brush – Large – $36
238 – Smudger Brush – Medium – $36
240 – Round Shader Brush – Medium – $32
242 – Blender Brush – Large – $35
244 – Precision Shader Brush – Large – $35
246 – Sponge Applicator Refill x 6 – $10
250 – Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush – $21
252 – Fine Eyeliner Brush – $24
254 – Eyeliner Brush – $28
256 – Definer Eyeliner Brush – $28
258 – Precision Eyeliner Brush – $28
260 – Bent Eyeliner Brush – $28
262 – Angled Eyeliner Brush – $28
270 – Angled Eyebrow Brush – $24
272 – Eyelash Brush – $14
274 – Double-Ended Angled Eyebrow and Eyelash Brush – $32
276 – Double-Head Eyelash Comb and Brush – $32
300 – Lip Brush – $24
302 – Precision Lip Brush – $24
304 – Lip Brush with Cap – $29
400 – Calligraphy Brush – $23
402 – Artistic Fan Brush – $23
404 – Artistic Angled Brush – $26
406 – Body Foundation Brush – Small – $38
408 – Paint Brush – Small – $45
410 – Body Foundation Brush – Medium – $41
412 – Paint Brush – Medium – $49
414 – Body Kabuki – $49

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7 thoughts on “New – Make Up For Ever Artisan brushes + review on 228 Medium Precision Shader Brush

  1. I keep reading about these brushes and the reviews all seen quite positive. Do you think these would qualify for my “now I’m an adult, I should get luxe brushes”? 🙂

    • Yes, if you’re not too picky about natural versus synthetic fibres, then yes I think you should look to invest in these! The good thing is that there is SO much selection, you’re bound to find the perfect brushes for you.

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