My next out of the country trip is less than a month away and I'm already planning what to bring. It's going to be in humid Singapore and I'll be bringing lots of art materials with me...which means that I won't have a lot of space for kikay stuff. Still, I need to be presentable. Agh! If only girls can look fabulous (not naturally beautiful ha) with like three products max. As it is, primping requires many, many steps. Still fun though.
Anyway, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be finding space for the Charm Travel Pro Set Suzie Edition (P2,750) in my luggage. It's wide but thin and the brushes are properly protected, so it won't be such a hassle. You know that I've always loved the brush selection in every Charm Travel Pro set. I can be assured that I'll have all the brushes I need in this one set - I always forget a few every time I pack.
The brushes are stored in a lovely rose gold case. It has a wrist strap or sorts in the back so you can hold it comfortably as you work. No need to remove the brushes from the protective case! It also has pockets behind those inner flaps. You can store some compacts and pencils in the case for convenience.
The Suzie Edition has 14 brushes, five for the face and nine for the eyes and lips. Here's a rundown of the function and review of each, from left to right.
Stippling Brush. This is for applying liquid bases to create a soft focus, barely there finish. Dot and then sweep the product all over your face. Charm stippling brushes have been much raved about, for good reason! It's the perfect density and type of material for the function.
Powder Brush. This is for applying powder to set your foundation. It's fluffy and can be used for both loose and pressed powder. I wish it was larger though, but I just personally prefer big powder brushes.
Angled Blush Brush. This is your blushing and contouring best-friend. I would prefer it to be denser but the size is juuuuust right.
Foundation Brush. This paddle-shaped brush is meant to be used with liquid and cream foundation for maximum coverage. I love how dense and finely shaped it is.
Concealer Brush. For concealing those stubborn spots and eyebags, you'd want something small and dense like this brush.
Pencil Point Brush. This eyeshadow brush is for depositing concentrated amounts of color on small areas. A must have for smoky eyes!
Blending Brush. This fluffy loosely packed brush is excellent for blending out any sharp edges you've made before.
Angled Eyeshadow Brush. This is valuable for precision and for playing hazy layers of color on the eyes.
Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Brush. Want your lid color to really pop? Mist this brush with a bit of water and apply the shadow with it. It'll come out vivid! This is also a great brush for small eyes.
Flat Liner Brush. If you're having difficulty with the typical eyeliner brush, you'd like this. You can carefully stamp the eyeliner instead of swiping it around, therefore getting more control with your application.
Eyebrow Shading Brush. This stiff, angled brush can be used with cream, liquid, and powder brush products. Very handy!
Brow Spoolie. This is for softening brows and brushing 'em up neatly.
Lip Brush. It comes with a cap to keep it clean. I don't often need lip brushes but I pick it up when I want more defined lips.
Overall, I love the Charm Travel Pro Set (Suzie Edition) and will definitely keep it around for both everyday and travel makeup. It's expensive, true, but I've had my other travel pros for years and they keep very well. As long as they are washed regularly and stored in the case they will be fine. ^_^ Not a bad investment IMHO. You can get one now at the Beauty and Minerals online store.
What do you think? Hope you're having a fantastic week so far! I am. I'm liking the cooler weather and have been reading again. ^_^