I’ve seen so many reviews of the Primark PS Pro Blending Brushes and similar Artis dupes that I had to give them a try myself. I’m very welded to my Artis brushes and have used them for some while so I’m in a good place to compare the two.
As an alternative to traditional brushes, the oval style dense fibre of the Primark PS Pro Blending Brushes does work really well – there’s no doubt about that but there is also no doubt they’re not of a similar quality. This might not matter in the least because there is a huge price difference between the two and if you’ve ever wanted to try this style of brush, I’d definitely advise starting with the Primark ones to see if you like the application method, but I don’t think you have a brush for life, as my feeling is with Artis. The main differences are fibre quality and handle quality. The Artis brush handle is sturdy with very little ‘bend’, whereas the Primark version is super bendy and I feel like it could quite easily snap. If you’ve used the O Wow brushes, they also have this same exaggerated bend and flexibility in the brush handle so I feel that the Primark PS Pro Blending Brush collection is more of an O Wow dupe than an Artis Dupe.
In this picture, you can see that the Artis version has been heavily used (every day more or less) and it’s still in good order other than needing a good wash – the Primark version has only been used two or three times. The main thing about this style of make up brush is if you are using wet products, such as foundation, they need a lot of upkeep in terms of washing because they do hold product. I also have a MAC version of these brushes and it seems to hold product more than Artis. However, in terms of foundation application, I find they all, including Primark, deliver a very similar, beautifully blended finish. The Primark PS Pro Blending Brushes fibre doesn’t feel the same quality as any of the others – the fibres are little bit more slippy and I don’t feel quite as densely packed, but that’s marginal.
I can’t knock the price – I don’t even know how they’re doing them for £3 (larger) and £2.50 and I’m not really a Primark shopper so don’t know how this pricing compares to any other brushes that they do. But, I’d very happily recommend as trial brushes to see if you can get along with the application method before upgrading – if indeed you ever need to. It could be that you get used to the Primark version and like it, so never need to look any further. They’re not the same as Artis, but they’re exceptional value for money.
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