A good set of travel makeup brushes is such a benefit to seasoned travelers. You don’t have to pick out each brush from your current selection and wrap them up in your makeup bag, you simply have to grab this little portfolio of brushes and tuck it away quickly. And when those brushes are of amazing quality? Even better.

I live for travel brush sets, I’m not going to lie. I don’t like to spend long periods of time packing for a trip – I should be able to complete the whole process in less than 15 minutes, provided I’ve stayed on top of my laundry situation – and I’m probably more exacting when it comes to my makeup than I am about my clothing. So since I spend all kinds of time on that, I really don’t want to add to the problem and agonize over brushes too. Essentially, I’m pretty lazy, and I like to get through my chores quickly, and good travel brush sets are an excellent time management tool, or so I keep telling myself. One of my favorite brush sets for travel is the Crown Brush HD Set with Mirror and Tweezer.

Packaged neatly inside a portfolio case, the kit includes a nice sized mirror, a pair of pretty darn good tweezers, a pro powder brush, tapered blush, deluxe contour, crease blender, chisel shadow, and a pointed liner. Let’s take a closer look at how to use each brush:

  • Pro Powder: fantastic for applying loose powder, such as a translucent HD powder. Lightly dip brush into powder, tap on the edge of the container to remove the excess, and brush onto face in small circles using light pressure.
  • Tapered Blush: used primarily for blushes or contouring, the shorter hairs on the sides of the brush help do the blending for you, and the longer brushes in the middle help you get into smaller areas.
  • Deluxe Contour: this is an ideal contouring brush because it’s so small and you can get into tight spots such as your nose or even the eyes. Use with bronzer or highlighter.
  • Crease Blender: this is for applying a dark shade to the crease of the lids on the eye. Because it’s light and fluffy, rather than dense, it gives a nice airbrushing effect with darker shades, especially if you use a light touch and build up if necessary.
  • Chisel Shadow: this is your eyeshadow workhorse brush. It’s tapered for precise blending and application, yet fluffy for lighter application.
  • Pointed Liner: use this for your cake and liquid eyeliners – a huge help if you’re using those products AND creating a modern cat eye.

Right now the HD Set is available for $27.95 and comes in purple, orange, and white. Available exclusively at Crown Brush.

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