I’ll be honest, I was not and still am not super impressed by Stage Cosmetics makeup brushes. But I’m always more forgiving when it comes to travel sized brushes or brush sets because no brand I know makes wonderful travel sized brushes that rival the quality of the full sized brushes. They are all lacking something…
So, when I found that I was going to be doing a bit of travel and needed to travel light, I put the Stage Cosmetics Trio Traveller brush set to the test. I already own a few travel sized brush sets but in every set I own, there are either so many brushes in there to make the pouch a tad bulky and I only ever end up using one or two brushes (Momo Minerals) or the pouches and brushes are too large – see Shu Uemura.
The Stage Trio Traveller comes in a very slim compact case with just 3 brushes – face/blush brush, and 2 eye brushes. What I liked about this set was the face/blush brush. It is soft on the skin and firm enough to double up for powder and blush which is great for travelling light – just make sure you clean it off on a piece of tissue after using blush. The 2 eye brushes are decent – 1 angled eyeshadow brush and 1 basic shadow brush. Both are good for blending hard edges of shadow and for light eye makeup. When I travel, I don’t use a lot of makeup and even then, I still prefer to use my fingers 😛 So my eye brushes are mainly just for blending.
The brushes slot into elastic holders and the whole case closes with a magnetic clasp. The case just holds the brushes and nothing else so they don’t get squashed in transit and is barely larger than my mobile phone! Perfect!
I’ll need to pack light soon so this will be the only brush set I’ll take along with me. Its not the best brush set in the world, but its certainly one of the most compact and utilitarian I’ve seen to date.
It helps of course that I don’t do complicated makeup while on vacation or when I travel – I keep to the basics of powder, light blush and very light eye makeup so this set fits the bill.
The Stage Cosmetics Trio Traveller brush set retails at a pretty decent price of RM90 (thanks for spotting that Ann!)
Pros: Useful face and blush brush, Compact packaging, Stiff case protects brushes from getting squashed yet is slim
Cons: Only useful if you don’t do elaborate makeup while travelling
Do you carry travel sets of brushes when you travel or do you travel with your full size brushes? Do you find yourself using them all on your holidays/travels?