I got this Rae Morris Travel Case in December 2014 just after its first launch, it’s one of those gifts that makes me scream and jump with joy, seriously, I love it, I was thrilled!
It meant so many things! I recall my mum and dad traveling together with their own beauty cases, my mum would carry just some skincare, a lipstick, some shadow and an eyeliner in a solid bulky square case with an uncomfortable little handle. My dad was using a solid James Bond type of case -the kind you carry documents with- but filled with skincare, hair care, hair dryer, hair spray and so many other things, he used to fill the whole bathroom with his stuff and always took ages to get ready, he was a pain, every member of the family used to laugh at him but he didn’t care, he certainly knew how to take care of himself, today at 68, he is still carrying it around! When I was a little child, my dream was to own my very own beauty case, well, mainly because I had the plan to travel the world with it 🙂
35 years later I finally have that ideal beauty case, it took a while 😀 but it’s THE ONE. This is why:
- I love make-up but I am not a girly person, don’t approach me with pink luggage or a Hello Kitty case, it’s just not me
- I love luxury but luxury beauty cases are often square and bulky and not easy to travel with
- I love when people don’t really know what you are carrying in such a mysterious and unique bag
- I love a solid case that protects the inside but that doesn’t feel like I am carrying a bank safe, I want to move easily specially when I am traveling
So you see why this is the one, you can put it on your shoulder or across and it’s not super thick, it’s neutral yet intriguing, it doesn’t look like I left the house with two handbags or that I am carrying a separate beauty case for my make-up HAHAAAA but I DO 😀 It is easy to carry but quite heavy which doesn’t bother me actually. My handbag is way heavier. I have issues with lightweight handbags anyway, they slide and don’t stay put on my shoulder.
In the same collection, there is a travel case and there is also a steel frame that Rae released to hold the magnetic brushes. For more details please hop here.
This is the case without the frame inside, the side with the mesh has a velcro to secure the contents, the bottom part has one black elastic on each side where you can slide and secure things, here you see the white Tom Ford palette inside it. It gives a more realistic idea of the size with things inside.
Even if you are not carrying the frame inside the case, the sides of the case are solid and will protect the contents.
This case measures 250mm wide x 190 high x 77 deep, in the next pic, you can see the Rae frame inside it. When I received it, it had very recently been made and still had a strong factory smell, a bit like a brand new car, some like it, some not but if that bothers you, just so you know today that smell is all gone. It’s half the size of a laptop case.
I weighted all the contents here with the frame and the total weight is approx 2.6 kg, so I think you could get away with a “fully loaded” case at approx 3kg, the frame actually adds 925 g to the case and contents. The empty case without the frame weights 600g.
The contents may move around while in transport so to avoid accidents, I wrap my perfume in the tissue I use to clean my brushes and the cream into a little towel pocket. The brushes and small palettes are in the Picasso pouch on the right, it fits perfectly sideways. I guess you could carry the brushes just attached to the frame but they will move so better keep them safe in a pouch.
By the way, I have pictures of this Picasso pouch ready in draft post so if you are interested I can publish it.
Here the frame at work, I use the two levels of the frame to store the brushes, the eyeshadow brushes on the top level, the face brushes in the lower one. The upside down brushes are drying.
Now that I finally have my dream travel case I don’t travel much! So sad! This year I know I will at least visit my family in Spain and I can already imagine my dad’s face when he sees my new beauty case, he’ll be so jealous!! 😀
Beautylish.com is going to carry Rae Morris brushes but in the meantime I have listed here the details where you can find the Rae collection.
The travel case is sold at 99 AUD on Rae’s website, the frame is 75 AUD, if you purchase them together, you save a bit : 159 AUD (~124USD), so worth it and it looks terrific 😀
Thanks for another great post, Sonia! I ‘ve been eyeing that frame for month now but my poor wallet still doesn’t get much chance to recover after the holidays , new discoveries and all the spring collections lol 😀
Hi Tesla, it’s ok, it’s not LE 😀 I know what you mean, geez those upcoming collections, I can’t watch, it hurts 😀 😀 😀
Hola sonia, tengo una pregunta ke no tiene nada ke ver con este post, keria saber si has usado la brocha wayne goss no 13 para aplicar la base de maquillaje líquida y si es comparable a la coyudo fupa02 y la houkudou BZ 1? Estoy algo indecisa y no se sí pedir la fupa02, el problema es ke la de mango negro dice ke se tardaría de 1 a 2 meses en enviarla y pues la de mango rosa esta lista para enviarse de 2 a 3 días, y pues esta también la wayne goss ke es redondita y se ve bonita…. Y la haukodou, ke se ve harmosa pero nunca le eencargado a nadie brochas así por email como se ke muchas lo hacen
Si, la he usado para eso, no es la que prefiero para la base liquida por que tiene el pelo un poco demasiado largo y no me da suficiente control, pero puede valer, esa brocha sabe hacer muchas cosas y me sorprendio que despues de haberla usado con base liquida que no pareciese super sucia, pero prefiero las otras, tendras mas control y fuerza en la aplicacion. Si puedes coger la Houkodou o la Fu-pa01 (pero la de pelo blanco que es igual que la Houkodou), me parece que te iria mejor para la base liquida. Pero son brochas muy suaves, primero hay que aplicar la base con los deditos o une brocha plana y luego utilizas estas para terminar y dejar la aplication perfecta.
Si te gusta la Wayne 13, a mi me es esencial pero para otras cosas, blush, polvos, etc..
Si tienes una cuenta instagram, puedes ponerte en contacto con @fudejapan, el te ayudara a coger brochas dificiles de encargar, ahora se ocupa de hacer eso para la gente internacional. Espero que te sea util… 🙂
Love all your posts.
I will like to see the one for the Picasso pouch.
Hi Bertha, thank you sweetheart! will publish tomorrow then 🙂
This is such a great case! I love how the brushes are magnetised. How do you rate the Rae Morris brushes compared to Hakuhodo?
Hello Lexie, I agree, fantastic case! 🙂
They are totally different brushes and they are not made in the same country but they are both good and very efficient. I love Hakuhodo in terms of quality but it depends also what series we are comparing… I adore the S100 series, the aesthetics are insane because vermilion has a huge place in my heart but in terms of “brushes I can’t live without in my day to day life” Rae is much better positioned. It’s better to have a combination of several brands that will fit your very own needs and it’s good that Hakuhodo have so much choice in materials and shapes. Each brand has its strengths, Hakuhodo have many many many good brushes but Rae has a few that are simply absolutely genius.
Such a beautiful gift! I remember my mom’s squarish box with tiny handle…so glam but kinda bulky for what she put in there. I always thought she could fit a couple of sandwiches in there, too. I travel with less and less as I get older, more of a necessity than a choice. It’s such a pleasure to come home and reunite with my bed, clothes, brushes and makeup. So you are not planning a Japan trip?
Hello Kay, you remember it too? argh that was bulky and not practical at all, I used to play with my mums but the items ended just layered on top of each other 😀 hahaha for sandwiches good idea!!!
Hmmm I don’t know, the house renovations are costly and I am not sure I can make it this year, we’ll see, we never know what can happen but I had to make a choice, either go to Japan now or end this camping mode once for all and invest in the brushroom, to be honest I am a bit tired of the mess, that causes also a lot of waste since during these works I am not using my products and I can’t write (little access to my stuff for reviews). Later this year I am not sure I will be able to go due to other projects so let’s see what happens! One year without Japan is going to be tough, seriously, going there was making me so happy! Maybe my boss will send me for work, he has been saying that for some time now but it looks like it’s not happening for real 🙁
Will you go?
I ordered the square kabuki from Beautylish last night and it has already shipped. I love Rae’s brushes but the shipping costs from Australia was high. The case is really cool, seems like you can do a lot with it, from displaying your brushes to drying them.
Hi Christine, Beautylish always try their best, Rae is in good hands 😀
It is a very handy case, will not leave my side now 😉 you will love that kabuki!
Gracias por las recomendaciones, fíjate que el viernes en la tarde ordene la fupa02 de mango rosa porke se tarda menos en enviarse y por la presión de que ya el 2 de marzo empiezan los precios nuevos, pero a las 2 o 3 horas me arrepentí y cancele mi orden, a lo mejor después me animo y encargo la houkudou (como para mi cumpleaños en junio) a y también me gustaría ver en persona la tom ford no.2 esa también me llama la atención
pues ya ves… a veces pasan cosas raras… 🙂
es que la tom ford esta bien pero es bastante pequeña, no te lo facilita tanto como la Houkodou, pero ya veras, hay un monton en que escoger!! una vez que levantas el tapiz las encuentras en muchos sitios, varias marquas tienen excelentes modelos! para tu cumple mereces algo bueno 🙂
I doubt future travel as my husband’s back problem has become much worse lately. But that’s okay as we’ve been there five times and virtual is fine with me. I hope your renovations end soon so you can get back to a normal, less stressful life. While a trip is always a plus, I’m sure it would be also delightful to decompress this year and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of your new home 🙂