Best Portable Makeup Brushes for Traveling
Since we originally posted this blog in mid-2019, the world of travel has been turned upside down – at some points, the extent of travel has be between our living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. With the vaccine rolling out, many of us are starting to think about traveling again... around town, between states, and eventually, even to other countries! We're dusting off our suitcases and travel accessories.
In the two years from when the original blog was posted, we've added a heap of new travel-perfect brushes in our store, with more brands to choose from.
What makes a good travel makeup brush set? Compactness and durability without compromising on functionality or aesthetics. Stylish, compact makeup brushes make the ultimate travel companions.
Here's a roundup of the portable Fude series that are bound to have you dreaming of your next trip! You can also browse a full list of travel brushes.
Makie Series (Portable)
The Makie Series are some of the most unique, elegant brushes out there. Chikuhodo collaborated with the prestigious lacquerware brand Yamanaka-Shikki to produce this exquisite range. You can buy these in the 3-piece set (BR-8), or individually.
Chikuhodo G Series
This series delivers all the elegance and ease-of-use of Chikuhodo's GSN Series, but with a shorter handle, which makes them highly portable. The stunning combination of white handle, gold ferrule and natural, high-quality squirrel and goat hair bristles are a long-time favorite with Fude fans. Available in a full 8-piece set, a 5-piece set, a compact 3-piece set, or individually.
Chikuhodo K Series
Featuring all natural brushes and sleek retractable handles, the K Series is a reliable and sophisticated travel choice. Available in a 6-piece set, or individually. Browse Chikuhodo K Series
Koyudo Travel Brushes
By mixing high-quality goat hair with carefully selected grey squirrel hair, Koyudo has crafted a brush that is soft and airy, balanced with a good amount of body. Highly functional, adorable, the stylish matte monochrome design will have you reaching for these as a travel essential. Browse Koyudo Premium Series
Vivid-pink handles pop with a hint of sparkle, high-quality natural goat bristles for ultimate fluff and joy. The set comes with a case, perfect for popping into your suitcase or handbag. This adorable set is ideal for travel, someone just starting out in Fude, and for a gift. Browse Koyudo Vivid Series
Mizuho Travel Brushes
With their short, attractive olive-green handles and high-quality natural bristles, the Mizuho TS Series makes the perfect travel companion. The TS series comprises 14 brushes, ranging from power to liquid foundation, cheek to eyeshadow brushes. Browse Mizuho TS Series
These stylish retractable brushes come in both black and pink, available individually, or in a set with a multi-purpose eyeshadow brush, lip brush and case. The powder brush is made with soft sokoho goat bristles, and the cheek brush is hakutotsu goat, which provides a little more color pick up. A great portable cheek brush to take it with you for business or leisure trips! Browse Mizuho Portable Brushes
Short Handle Series
Bisyodo's Short Series are renowned for their elegant African Rosewood handles topped with golden ferrules and silky natural bristles, predominantly saikoho goat. The 15 brushes of this series cover the full spectrum of powder, foundation, eyes, cheek, and lip makeup applications. Browse Bisyodo Short Handle Brushes
Two traditional Japanese techniques come together in these elegant brushes: Kumanofude and Echizen lacquer work. Both crafts emphasize beauty and luxury in everyday life. Compact and multi-purpose, these brushes are functional as well as decorative. Browse Nakamura Seisakusho Portable Series
Houkodou's portable series comprises three individually sold retractable brushes for powder and cheek products. Featuring sturdy designs and silky natural bristles, these brushes make a reliable choice for your travel kit. The two brush-handled brushes have round shapes and the chic metallic pink cheek brushes features a flat-round shape, for versatile applications. Browse Houkodou Portable Series