Did you receive some holiday cheer in the form of cash/Sephora gift cards and don’t know what to blow it all on? We’re here with reviews and selfies to report on what December launches are worth your Christmas loot—from the newest Fenty Beauty lipstick to a pore-minimizing primer and a hairbrush that promises maximum glossiness.
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Artis Fluenta 5 Brush Set, $305, holtrenfrew.com
The claim (in our own words): “An advanced selection of synthetic brushes for makeup application, perfect for applying foundation, blush, contour products and eyeshadow.”
The conclusion: “I have been very resistant to this brush trend because I’m just in love with my Beauty Blender and these look like straight-up dentist tools. I was mighty disappointed after trying them out—and even more after seeing the hefty price point. They’re supes awkward to hold (especially when not using your dominant hand), save the foundation brush. Because of the density of the bristles, these will drag the product that is underneath, making blending contour and concealer really difficult. I will definitely start using the big oval brush for foundation because it saves a lot of time and uses way less product compared to a Beauty Blender, but otherwise, I think the rest of the brushes are just a gimmick. And a really expensive one at that.” —Meaghan Wray, acting digital editor
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