Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Artis dupe alert? Primark PS Pro oval brushes

Artis dupe alert? Primark PS Pro oval brushes, Primark PS Pro Oval Brushes
LtoR: Primark PS Pro Large Blending Brush, PS Pro Medium Blending Brush, PS Pro Small Blending Brush

I've always been a big fan of Primark, and it seems that recently Primark have really upped their game in the beauty and home department. Especially with the release of their new PS PRO range of oval shaped makeup brushes, which appear to be the perfect dupe for high-end Artis oval brushes but at prices more likely to rival that of eBay - I just couldn't resist! 

Oval brushes have proved a big hit since Kylie Jenner shared with the world that this style was her to go to apply moisturiser, and naturally the world went crazy, trying to get their hands on the Artis oval brushes. But let's be honest not everyone can spend £40+ on a single brush, so when I saw these in Primark curiosity got the better of me. 

I've never tried anything from the Primark beauty range before so I wasn't too sure on what to expect, however from first impression I knew I was onto a winner. The synthetic bristles are densely packed together and feel so soft again the skin, working wonders to buff makeup into the skin for a seamless and airbrushed finish. My foundation routine has never been so quick thanks to the large blending brush, a simple couple of pumps onto the brush and you're in buffing heaven. I've never come across a brush that blends liquid products into the skin so quickly, and look so flawless at the same time. 

The oval brush range comes in three sizes: small, medium and large - you've got to love the simplicity of Primark. The small blending brush is perfect for blending eyeshadow, or applying concealer around smaller areas on the face, or those hard to reach areas such as around your nose. The medium blending brush is the perfect all rounder, you can use this for foundation, blush, contour and highlight. Lastly the large blending brush is my favourite for foundation application, and great for applying bronzer across the temples. 

I've only washed the larger brush at the moment, but I've found combined with my trusty Dr Bronner soap, it has definitely retained both its shape and softness. However you do need to make sure you give these a good thorough wash as it does have the tendency to hold product, and make sure you have completely washed the brush clean. 

In terms of the brush design, I will admit the head feels a little weak when buffing product into the skin, so you will need to be a little more careful with the top. I tend to hold the brush at the top for that extra protection, just out of fear of it snapping - as my Primark sold out of these brushes within a couple of hours. But let's be honest if it does snap I'd rather replace a £4 brush than a £40+ brush. 

Overall I've been really impressed with the new range of oval brushes from Primark, and what I love about these is the fact that the quality is so similar to MAC and Artis brushes, which is sometimes a rarity when it comes to dupes as you often find the product looks the same yet fails to match the quality. I love how quick and flawless application is thanks to these brushes, and my trusty Real Technique brushes have been relegated. With prices starting from £2.50 and the largest brush only costing £4, these make a great affordable high street dupe!

Have you picked up these brushes yet? I'd love to know your thoughts!

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