Absolutely 'CHARM'-ed.Saturday, February 09, 2013
As a makeup artist, I am pretty OC when it comes to the makeup brushes I use for my clients. Top quality brushes from MAC, Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown, etc. They are kept upright in a MAC brush tumbler so the brushes won't have creases and remain perfectly round at the edges, stored in a cool dry place, shampooed and dried under the sun on a drying rack twice a week, and thoroughly cleaned with an anti-bacterial brush cleaner ever night, after each use.
As for my own personal brushes though, I never really cared which ones I get my hands on. When I travel, I bring with me travel sized brushes (that are waaaay too short handled that you're like "what the...?!") that you can buy cheap at the department stores that are stored in those little plastic bags the size of a credit card holder. I would then buy other short handled brushes but are very stiff and some are annoyingly soft. Most of these generic, mass-produced brushes don't come in actual travel bags so I just make do.
This is how I roll: I love last minute packing when I travel either for work or for vacation so I usually just dump my personal brushes in my cosmetics case together with my personal makeup. I bring about 20 different brushes incase the hairs fall off (which is often), and the brushes are not versatile so I wouldn't know which ones I would need. When I get to my destination, the hair of my brushes would look wrinkled and brittle, soiled from makeup debris that would escape the containers, so I still end up washing them and drying the hairs with a hair dryer.
CHARM Makeup Brushes sent me their limited edition "SONIA" travel size set and I just fell in love with it.
With it's sleek and chic animal print case is made from easy to clean material which I had the urge to hold it against my chest and hug. It was love at first sight. (Yes, I get a kick out of beautiful cosmetics)
I was able to create quite a number of different looks using just this travel kit. I love it to bits. Now, when I go on shoots, I just bring my train case, and fit this travel case to it. This travel case just saved me from damaging my back further from carrying to many stuff. Although I am arguing with myself whether I should keep using this for my professional use or keep it for myself... Or better yet, just buy another one? Hmm...
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