Note: If you haven’t read my travel makeup post, I suggest you start there and then come back to this one.
Usually, when I travel I try and stay really minimal with my brushes. The only brushes that I generally want a bit more of are my eye brushes. I usually take my Revlon brushes from my first ever brush set as they do the job but I won’t mind damaging them or losing them like I would with my precious Sigma brushes.
My Revlon brushes already come in a nice case that I can wrap my brushes in that will protect them from getting dirty, caught in zips or bent out of shape. I also like that it’s nice and lightweight, unlike my Sigma case that would protect my brushes well but is very very heavy.
So without further ado…my brushes:
Revlon Face Brush
For setting powder
Revlon Angled Brush
For blush and bronzer
Too Faced Mini Contour Brush (from the Cocoa Contour Kit)
Revlon Mini Angled Brush
For my brows
Real Techniques Setting Brush
For highlighting and banana powder
Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush
For blending deep inside the crease, the outer V and the lower lash line.
Sigma E40 – Tapered Blending Brush
For all round blending as it’s so much larger.
Sigma E60 – Large Shader
For packing onto the lid
Sigma F70 – Concealer
For highlighting the browbone and the inner corner
Sigma E70 – Medium Angled Shading
For nose contour, blending in the crease or the lower lash line.
Real Techniques Miracle Perfector Sponge
For blending foundation and concealer (sorry I didn’t clean it for the photo).
Sleek Solstice Mirror
So the story behind this is that after I de-potted a bunch of my powders and eyeshadows, I realised that I don’t have a mirror to do my makeup with. So seeing as my Sleek Solstice palette was empty, I snapped off the mirror to take with me as it is such a good size. You may be wondering why a mirror is necessary when the accommodation will have a mirror… well, the fact of the matter is that it might not or the lighting may be terrible. The best place in terms of lighting, to do makeup is in natural light so I always like to take my own mirror so I can sit in the best place.
Revlon Tweezers – with light
Tweezers are just a must for me when travelling but make sure you don’t keep them in your carry-on luggage!!
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful for you future travel endeavours.
Safe and happy travels!