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You can never have enough makeup brushes, but when you’re choosing between a travel makeup brush set or a professional makeup brush set, there are a few factors to consider. Sometimes you just don’t have the budget to buy both, so we’re here to help you decide which makeup brush set to choose—or to choose first, at least!

It sounds simple: travel makeup brush sets and professional makeup brush sets both contain makeup brushes… so it doesn’t matter which one you buy, right? Well, you want to make sure you’re spending your money on the right thing—something you’ll get the full use out of and will never be disappointed with. Let us tell you how to know whether a travel makeup brush set or professional makeup brush set is the right one for you.

Travel makeup brush set

Save space

If you just don’t have a lot of room for your beauty storage, you can save space by choosing a travel makeup brush set. Maybe you live in a flat and have to share the bathroom with other people, so you can’t have a huge makeup and beauty tool collection lying around.

5 piece synthetic hair double-end black and white beauty travel makeup brush set, $39.99

Travel makeup brush sets contain every makeup brush you’ll need to do a full look—they’re just smaller and more compact. The handles are shorter and the brushes are sometimes even double-ended to save room and maximise how much tool you can fit in a small space.

Embrace minimalism

You’re a minimalist with your belongings and your makeup—you don’t see any sense in having fifteen makeup brushes when you only ever do simple looks. If you’re just putting on a quick face with a base, powder, and maybe one colour of eyeshadow, you don’t need a whole lot of brushes. A travel makeup brush set makes perfect sense for you. Every brush has a job and none is superfluous.

On-the-go convenience

If you travel a lot for work, or just don’t have time in the morning to get your face done before you leave the house, you should pick a travel makeup brush set. Easy to throw into your handbag or carry-on luggage, a travel makeup brush set means you can apply your makeup anyway—yes, even the bus or train on the way to work or school.

Professional makeup brush set

Go full glam

The beauty world is focused on full faces of perfected makeup lately, from the catwalk to Instagram. If this style of makeup is your cup of tea, you’ll need to be equipped with the right tools for every step of the look. A professional makeup brush set with fifteen or more brushes will make sure you have a clean makeup brush suited to contouring, setting, baking or winging out the perfect eyeliner every time.

Professional 29-piece makeup brush set with black PU leather case, $189.99 (sale price)

Become a working makeup artist

As the name would suggest, a high quality professional makeup brush set is essential for any working makeup artist. Whether you’re working on weddings or the runway, you’ll need a full set of tools to get the job done. A professional makeup brush set containing both synthetic and animal hair fibres and contained in a sleek and sophisticated black brush case will perfectly equip you for any paid makeup job.

April 09, 2017 by Ted liu