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Introducting Artisan & Artist Makeup Brushes

First, I saw these brushes featured on Female Jan 2012 issue and when I met up with Sarah for lunch, she mentioned Mag tweeted about them. I guess we must check them out after lunch huh? And yes we did.

The brushes are so soft, every one of them. I was particularly attracted to SGP-01 Face Powder Brush and SGP-21 Liquid Brush. SGP-10 Liquid Brush looks very similar to Shu Uemura 18 but slightly wider and softer. According to the website, SGP refers to Short Grip Brush for Professionals which explains why the handles are relatively shorter than any regular brush lines.

Find out more about these brushes below, I have also included a little description of each brush and prices for your reference.

Makeup brushes of Artisan & Artist are made in Kumano of Hiroshima Prefecture, the most famous place for the production of top quality brushes in the world. The factories in Hiroshima have created their makeup brushes based on traditional technology of producing calligraphy brushes, artist pens and facial brushes for a long history. This most working processes are handmade, blending selected raw wool by skillful workmanship of professionals.

Artisan & Artist Makeup Brushes have wide variety from basic brush for easy usage to brush suitable for the texture of leading-edge cosmetics.

SGP-01
Face Powder Brush [100% Goat Hair]

Made with “SOKOUHOU”, the highest quality in goat hair, it allows a gentle, soft but firm adhesion with skin. Face powder is firmly retained by the brush and thanks to its good powder parting property, enables the powder to be evenly applied on the face.

S$100

SGP-02
Cheek Brush [100% Grey Squirrel Hair]

Made with grey squirrel hair, it is very soft and gentle to the skin. It is suitable for evenly applying blusher on the surface of the cheeks.

S$TBA

SGP-03
Shading Brush [100% Grey Squirrel Hair]

Made with squirrel hair, it is very soft and gentle on the skin. The brush enables to spread the colour of shading powder in a very  natural gradual way.

S$100

SGP-04
Cheek & Highlight Brush [100% Grey Squirrel Hair]

Made with grey squirrel bristles having firm consistence but very soft to the touch, the brush enables a firm colouring effect of the blusher. It is also suitable for pressed highlight powder.

S$100

SGP-05
Eyeshadow Brush [80% Squirrel Hair, 20% Canadian Squirrel Hair]

Made by combining rare Canadian and grey squirrel hair, this brush is very delicate and soft to the touch, especially created for the highly sensitive skin of the eyelid. It is very indicated for eyeshadow base (eyelid area) and nose shadow giving a gentle colouring effect.

S$60

SGP-06
Point Colour Brush [100% Weasel Hair]

The brush made with weasel hair is especially created for a firm touch. It is suitable for hard pressed eyeshadow, gel and cream type cosmetics. It can be used as point colour in areas where bright colouring effect is required.

S$50

SGP-07
Lash Line Brush [100% Weasel Hair]

Made with firm weasel hair, its carefully trimmed hair creating a particularly shaped brush tip is suitable for drawing the line in the very sensitive area along the edge of lashes.

S$50

SGP-08
Eyebrow Brush [100% Water Badger Hair]

Made with firm but smooth Water Badger hair, this brush is the ideal for drawing a fine and sharp line at the thinner end of the eyebrow. By using the tip of the brush, it gives a more detailed line shaping. It is perfect to use after the eyebrow pencil for its shading effect. It can also be tipped in water if using powder type eyebrow.

S$50

SGP-09
Screw Brush [100% Nylon]

It is perfect for brushing off the excess of foundation before drawing the eyebrow line. It can also be used for eyebrow shading or combing the eyelashes before applying mascara and sequentially brushing off any excess of it.

S$TBA

SGP-10
Liquid Brush [100% Goat Hair]

Made entirely with goat hair, it allows a gentle and soft adhesion with skin. The brush enables to apply liquid and cream foundations very quickly and evenly without the use of a sponge or spreading them by hands. It is the ideal for applying foundation in very small and particular areas like around the wings of the nose, neck etc. Compared to the SGP-21, this brush allows a thinner application of foundation.

S$60

SGP-11
Cheek Brush [100% Goat Hair]

Made with “SOKOUHOU”, the highest quality in goat hair, it allows a specially gently and soft adhesion with skin. Thanks to its characteristic of firmly retaining and parting powder, it is the ideal for all type of blushers giving a natural colouring effect. It is also very indicated for applying powder and mineral foundations.

S$120

SGP-12
Highlight Brush [70% Goat Hair, 30% Grey Squirrel Hair]

This particularly shaped brush, made of very soft squirrel mixed with slightly firmer goat hair, with only one stroke allows natural highlighting effect especially around the nose and lower part of the eyes.

S$110

SGP-13
Eyeshadow Brush [100% Squirrel Hair]

Made entirely with squirrel hair, it is very soft to the touch. Because this brush has a strong powder retaining characteristic, it is ideal for brushing main colours, creating graduation effects for the eyelids or used after the eyeshadow base enhancing a bright colouring effect.

S$60

SGP-14
Eyeshadow Brush [100% Squirrel Hair]

Made entirely with squirrel hair, it is very soft to the touch. It is suitable for naturally shading the eyeliner along the edge of the eyelashes and for applying main colour. By using the brush tip, it allows drawing a fine colour line along the edge of the lower eyelashes.

S$60

SGP-15
Concealer Brush M [100% Nylon]

This brush is made with firm and elastic nylon material which is ideal for both stick and cream type concealers. Thanks to the nylon elastic characteristic, which improves the sticking effect, it is also very indicated for applying cream and gel type eye shadow.

S$50

SGP-16
Concealer Brush S [100% Nylon]

This brush is made with firm and elastic nylon material which improves the sticking effect to the skin. This brush is very similar to the SGP-15 but because it is slightly smaller, it can be used for more delicate and smaller areas.

S$TBA

SGP-17
Kolinsky Concealer Brush [100% Kolinsky Hair]

Entirely made with Kolinsky hair, it is very elastic and delicate to the skin. This brush has the same properties of the SGP-15 and SGP-16 but much softer, thanks to the natural bristles and more appropriated for liquid cosmetics.

S$TBA

SGP-18
Lip Brush [100% Kolinsky Hair]

Lip brush made with 100& Kolinsky hair which will never lose its firmness even when permeated with lipstick. The brush is thick enough to allow applying lipstick to the upper and lower lip respectively at one time. It is the perfect brush to use after the lip pencil.

S$TBA

SGP-19
Lip Brush [100% Kolinsky Hair]

Lip brush made with 100& Kolinsky hair which will never lose its firmness even when permeated with lipstick. The brush is thick enough to allow applying lipstick to the upper and lower lip respectively at one time. By using the brush tip, it allows drawing fine and sharp lip lines in the very difficult mouth corners area.

S$TBA

SGP-20
Finishing Brush [100% Grey Squirrel Brush]

The finishing brush is made with very soft squirrel hairs which are very delicate to the skin. This brush is made with a generous amount of bristles consenting to brush off the access of powder applied to the skin while giving it a natural glossy effect.

S$TBA

SGP-21
Liquid Brush [100% Kolinsky Hair]

This brush is entirely made of Kolinsky hair retaining its firmness even when permeated with foundation. The brush enables to apply liquid and cream foundations very quickly and evenly without the use of a sponge or spreading them by hands. It is the ide for applying foundation in very small and particular areas like around the wings of the nose, neck etc. It is most suitable for cream type eyeshadow base, cream and stick type blusher. It allows a firmer finish compared to the SGP-10.

S$110

SGP-22
Comb and Brush [100% Horse Hair]

This brush is used in the final phase to give a natural eyebrow finish after using pencil or eyebrow powder. The comb besides combing the eyebrow can be easily used to remove the excess of mascara.

S$TBA

SGP-23
Line & Point Colour Brush [70% Horse Hair, 30% Weasel Hair]

This brush is made by blending thicker horse hair and fine but firm weasel hair. It is suitable for drawing gel type eyeliner or for brilliant colours in small areas.

S$50

Brushes made by natural hair with no cutting leave a gentle touch to skin without any allergy caused. Accompany with the using, the no cutting brush hair will wear out naturally, it will become a unique brush for individual only, facilitating smooth brushing alongside face curve.

Artisan & Artist Makeup Brushes can be found at;-

Schmidt Marketing Flagship Store
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City Tower A #05-06/07/33
Singapore 238872

For more details about Artisan & Artist Makeup Brushes and their availability, please refer to Makeup Stash’s post here.

Thank you for reading and I hope the information helped.

Information and images extracted from Artisan & Artist website and leaflet I picked up from the store

2 thoughts on “Introducting Artisan & Artist Makeup Brushes

  1. Hello! I and my wife was also big fan and user of Artisan and artist camera bags and straps since I was in UK, but not anymore now and I’m fully disappointed with this brand.
    Last month,I bought some camera cord made with silks from 1 of the local agent of artisan & artist, when I used it the feeling on my neck was so terrible,so ichyy and I started to have allergy on my neck since then.Which was totally different from those I bought 3 years ago,they were nice and fantastic at that time.

    Moreover,I’m totally disappointed with the artisan artist since we discovered some untold scandal and story about the manufacturing of this brand.
    2 weeks ago, my Japanese friend found some online articles posted on the Yahoo Japan by local users of Artisan artist, it says that company of Artisan and artist cheats local users by selling their bags and straps imported from China in the name of “made in Japan”.
    According to information given by a former employee who was a production controller of Artisan Artist, since the company of Artisan and artist was bought by a China company named : “Schmidt marketing Asia Co.,Ltd” 3 years ago,they started importing bags and scamera cords and brushes from a Mainland China manufacturers. And after those bags and straps arrive at Japan from China, they add the same country of origin label of “made in Japan” and sell in local market and export to outside of Japan,in order to cut down production cost and make higher profit. So, including these brushes, they are not Made in Hiroshima anymore.

    However, they didn’t announce this to public and keep selling those products as “made in Japan” with same prices but lower quality. Obviously this dishonest cheapest behaviour, is a kind of commercial criminal activity.

    The following URLs we found in Yahoo Japan posted by local Japanese buyers with details of this dishonest business behaviour:

    http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q13127471418
    http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q13125418433
    http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q14122227039

    To be honest, I don’t want to believe this is the true, but if it is, i need to disclose this to
    the public through whatever kind of method.

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