True story: when I was younger I used to apply all of my makeup with my fingers. This was waaay before Youtube was around, I literally had no clue and would apply foundation directly onto my skin using my fingers, and I’d rely on the crappy compact brushes and sponges to apply blush, bronzer and glitter (it was the late 90s after all). Fast forward some years later and brushes and sponges are everywhere; it seems like every brand has come out with their own version. I started my collection with the Real Techniques starter kit a few years ago and have added to it ever since, with brands such as Arbonne, Nude by Nature and more recently, Platinum Performance Beauty.
Platinum Performance Beauty is a range of synthetic bristled brushes and makeup sponges that offer high quality products at an affordable price. Designed by makeup artists, the brushes have a sleek and modern design, and includes all of the essential brushes you’d need for a basic kit. What’s great about this range is that you can find it at your local Woolworths store; you don’t need to worry about rushing down to a chemist or department store to purchase your brushes. As a bonus, all of the brushes are priced below $20, making it super affordable for everyone.
I recently had the chance to sample a few of their brushes, so today I’ll be sharing my initial thoughts on each one.
The Powder Blush* is designed to apply powders and bronzers to the face. The brush is extremely soft and quite dense, making it super easy to apply the product evenly across the face.
The Blush Brush* is shaped to apply blush evenly to the face and is also super soft. This one is not as dense, so it’s perfect for applying a soft wash of colour on the cheeks. I applied my Too Faced Sweet Peach blush palette to my cheeks using this blush and to be honest, I did find it a bit difficult to pick up enough colour to show up on the face. I think this brush would work really well with loose powders as opposed to compact powders.
The Contour Eye Brush* is quite a fluffy brush and is designed to add impact and definition to the eye crease. This brush is also tapered so it’s perfect for blending out the crease. I found this brush to be a medium density which I actually prefer as it does a great job of blending out my eyeshadows.
The Platinum brush range is perfect if you’re after a simple set of good quality brushes at an affordable price. The brushes are all priced at below $20 as mentioned above, so if you’re starting out a brush collection this would be a great place to start.
Let me know below if you’ve tried out this range and what you thought!
*I was kindly gifted these products for consideration. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own, as usual.