I got one of the brush kits as a prezzie from my friend, but I don't really buy travel kits coz I still prefer the quality of the full size brushes from MAC. With this travel bag... I can fit my full size brushes nicely into it and can do away with the itty bitty travel size brushes when I go travelling. I never can get used to using a small itty bitty blusher brush or powder brush to brush my face...jus feels... funny. Juz me I supposed. Too used to full size brushes
Hi geeko...the SH brushes in MAC's permanent line are pretty awesome, and totally rival the brushes in the kits. I only have two of them, the 129SH and the 167SH but both are amazing and more in keeping with the full sized brushes. I'm always afraid I'll lose a full size brush when traveling and become a total maniac keeping up with them.