At one point I thought that these travel brush kits were a good inversion; even if they were not of the same quality as the regular brushes, you still had the same shapes with shorter handles. Plus, how cute are these kits? A lot!
Well I stand corrected. I have brought these with me on some trips since I purchased them in December 2012, but they have been used more out of despair (no other tools available) than true enjoyment of the items.
These brushes are mass produced and it shows: some do not retain their shapes properly, some are scratchy, some have inaccurate shapes. In short; do not bother!
Perfectly Plush Brush Kit/Essential
This kit contained five brushes:
- 129SE, this brush does not resemble my regular 129 at all! Its bristles are splayed out and its shape is a mystery to me.
- 190SE, one of the worst foundation brushes I’ve ever had.
- 226SE, I was really interested in this one, but it is a skinny brush that will scratch your crease.
- 275SE, splayed out, and I was not a fan of its shape to begin with.
- 266SE, the only decent one in the bunch.
Perfectly Plush Brush Kit/Mineralize
This kit contained four brushes:
- 187SE, decent brush, perhaps a bit too floppy.
- 130SE, the shorter bristles are almost as long as the longer ones, rendering this duo-fibre brush almost pointless.
- 282SE, decent brush
- 286SE, uneven shape and uneven length of the bristles
Having recently acquired the 2014 Laura Mercier travel brushes, these two kits feel superfluous.