November 26, 2011

These brush sets like to travel - Dior, mark., Sephora, Quo and Hello Kitty!

Whether your looking for a gift or something for your holiday travels you're sure to find something here to fit in your budget, purse or both!

Dior Mini Brush Set - $70 - the cutest little tweed and leather-ish case contain a Foundation, Power Eye Shadow and Lip Brush. Available at The Bay.
mark. bling on the brushes mini brush kit - $20 - 5 piece set includes: Powder, Eye Shadow, Eyeliner, Concealer and Lip Brush with a silver metallic case. Available until December from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Sephora Beauty To Go Brush Set - $12 - with Powder, Foundation, Eyeshadow and Lip brushes and a quilted metallic case. In Raspberry, Black and Silver. Available at Sephora and
Quo Deluxe Mini Brush Set - $42 - 10 piece travel brush set includes: Powder, Blush, Foundation, Concealer, Lip, Liner/Brow, Crease Blender, All Over Shadow, Definer and Shadow Smudger Brushes. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Hello Kitty Glittercute Collection - $594 -if you're feeling flush and looking for something for your favourite blogger you can't go wrong with this little beauty! Hundreds of dazzling Swarovski crystals encrust the surface of the Hello Kitty container. Lift Kitty's head to reveal a special hidden space. Inside you'll find a set of all eight Glittercute Eyeliners: Night Sky - black; Telephone - charcoal; Coin Purse - silver; Teapot - medium brown gold; Hello Sunshine - light gold; Sandbox - dark brown; Grape Soda - purple; and Happy Sails - navy as well as a set of makeup brushes including a face, eyeshadow, shader/blending, angled eyeliner and lip brush. Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -


  1. The Hello Kitty one is so pretty! I love it! and the Dior one is gorgeous and so feminine I would love to carry that around with me. I bought a set of Quo travel brushes a year ago and I really really love them. Their brushes are very soft and such amazing quality, I wash mine on a regular basis and they haven't shed at all!

  2. Lisamarie,
    Do you know if the Quo travel brushes are soft? The skin around my eyes is very sensitive and can peel if I use even slightly scratchy brushes. :(
    This is terrible as I'm trying to master the art of blending and I can practice once or twice with the lightest of hands before my lids start feeling sore. I don't know how much lighter I can blend!

    ps What are your favourite travel brushes? -- they don't have to be one of the above.

    Thanks for your help!

  3. I find Quo brushes are really good quality and quite soft - of course my skin isn't sensitive so you should feel them for yourself! My favourites are actually a mix of different brands - I use Cover FX foundation, Lancome powder, Smashbox blush, Quo liner/eyebrow, Quo eyeshadow and MAC lip brush - no loyalty whatsoever! ;-)

    Best, Lisamarie

  4. The Hello Kitty set is so expensive, but if I had a ton of money, I would definitely get it :D

  5. I appreciate you taking the time to write back, Lisamarie. :)
    I will go in and check them out for myself. It will be a reward for finishing my Proposal. I hear that travel versions of MAC brushes pale in comparison to their full-sized versions. Are Quo brushes like this too? Do the travel brushes/regular brushes shed? Do you know if the bristles are hand-cut or machine-cut?

    My apologies for bombarding you with so many questions. The SDM website tells me little. :D

  6. No worries! Agreed, MAC travel sizes suck. Quo brushes are hand cut, I have had ones that were great and ones that did shed but I guess sometimes you just get a bad one! In my opinion certain travel brushes can just never be as good as full sized ones regardless of the brand - like powder ones - powder brushes need to be big and fluffy and travel ones just never are! HTH!

    Best, Lisamarie


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