WAYNE GOSS – Updated thoughts and Giveaway
I have received several requests either in the comments or by email asking for a little update on my Wayne Goss brushes after having had them since their beginning: 9 months for The Collection set and 4 months for the Eye and Face sets. I’ll do that today but not only that, this update is paired with an exceptional Giveaway, kindly and generously sponsored by Beautylish.com. I was contacted by Beautylish very recently, we had a video chat and discussed brushes, Japan and other fun topics. Since they know how much we love exceptional brushes here, they decided to do something special for us
Beautylish.com started as a Beauty Community created to share information in many different ways, reviews, discussions, articles, etc. Later they also launched their online shop and that was just approx 2 years ago. I remember when I found their website for the very first time, I was desperately looking for the BUY button but couldn’t find it … normal: not all products they feature are available for purchase and some are for informative purpose only. It’s good to know that in the future we will actually see more and more products and brands available for sale on their website and you will be happy to know that they will also change their shipping policies so that they will be able to ship to additional countries (depending on the brand).
On their website you can shop for Chikuhodo, Ellis Faas, OCC, Billy B and many others -Charlotte Tilbury is arriving at their shop in September. They are the exclusive retailers for Wayne Goss’s brushes and these later are available worldwide now, if you are ordering from outside of the US & Canada, you should use their new link: waynegossxbeautylish.
For those of you interested by Chikuhodo, they are shipping Chikuhodo only to the US & Canada for now but will be expanding in early August to include UK and Australia, then full intl shipping will be close behind! To know more and be informed as things happen, I strongly suggest you follow them on Instagram or Twitter, their pics or tweets will give you a clue on what they are up to
Beautylish will take care of the costs for the 3 sets and the shipping to the winners to wherever you live, I will provide the details of the winners to them and they will contact you directly for shipping details, if you are abroad (they are in the USA) please just take note that you will be responsible for any duties or VAT on the brushes, although they will do their best to avoid them but there is always a risk.
The 3 Wayne Goss sets
a different one for each winner. The first winner will get one Face set (265$), the second winner one of the Collection sets (210$), the third winner the Eye set (148$)
In addition to that, I will offer a private Google Hangout video call to the 3 winners, either to answer any question you may have about these brushes or just to chat about brushes in general or anything you want, it is not mandatory but I will contact you and ask you if you would like that video call with me and we will organize that.
Based on the comments here in this post, there will be a random draw on the 16 of August 2014 at midnight (GMT -7 hour= San Francisco time zone), the winners will be communicated to Beautylish on the 17th of August and they will contact you for the shipping. Please make sure that before the drawing you can see your comment on the post here.
To participate you have to leave a comment below since this will validate your entry in the drawing, 1 entry per person, even if you enter several times with various comments only one entry will be taken into consideration before the draw and of course I will remove my replies -if any- before the drawing takes place.
The comment should simply be a message for either Wayne, Beautylish or myself, whatever you want to say.
Plus another thing, although this is not a condition but just something we would love and highly appreciate, it is for you to follow Beautylish, Wayne or myself either on Twitter or Instagram- or if you want to go crazy and follow the three of us you are very welcome , we love honest and friendly follows when they come Exciting new things are coming up and if you don’t want to miss out that’s probably the best way to get the news first.
You have two full weeks to leave your comment so still plenty time but please do participate as the prize is truly amazing, these brushes are the ones I recommend you to get if you want the softest and most effortless brushes you could find, whoever you are, professional, enthusiast, busy bee, lazy bee, or super-creative bee, you’ll love them!
My updated thoughts on the brushes
I published two reviews already so if you want to read the full reviews, here they are:
I got all my brushes as a present from Wayne himself because we are friends and both crazy about brushes so we sometimes send each other little brush-related presents. Despite the fact I know him, my opinion is honest, just like any other review I wrote and about any brand, Koyudo, Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo, Evgeny, Rae Morris, etc I am not paid, I don’t get a commission (I never did) and I am not affiliated with any of them. I thought I should tell because maybe some think I do, but I don’t.
The ones I use the most
After a few months, these are the ones that got the most action, the 13, 16, 19, 06, 18 and 20:
The number 13 is not the brush I expected to use daily, it’s very dense and depending on your habits, you may think this is way too dense to manage an effortless application, in a controlled way without packing too much product. Of course it depends on the product and your technique. The products I use it with are the IPSA palettes, I have 4 palettes that are to be used clockwise starting top left: blush=>highlight=>contour=>finishing powder. I use that same brush for all the pans, without cleaning it in between (because I am lazy and busy). It just does the trick, when the Hakuhodo J210 and similar brushes are too thick and dense this is just the perfect density to apply and softly polish. The IPSA face powders are very fine, translucent, not powdery and when you have a powder texture that is so easy to handle of course that gives you more margin with the brushes you can use with, still, I found it’s a match made in Heaven and an absolutely God send for the lazy me.
Same for my other SK-II blushes :
Number 16 also happens to have a powerful daily presence due to my recent busy schedule (I may talk about that in an upcoming post). The fewer time you have to blend, the more powerful the blending brush has to be. I am not saying this is a must-have for everyone but for me, it’s another holy grail. I love my shadows polished, “fixed” in place like a tattoo and without a heavy feeling to them, I am happy my shadows are usually pigmented because the strongest the blender, the more chances you have to blend out everything -which is not something you want either, with this brush there is still enough definition afterwards and I am never disappointed.
Number 19 is one of the best crease brushes ever, I never have to “correct” a crease application and it is simply a true must-have if you use crease brushes in your daily routine.
Number 06 is the brush that I throw in my make-up bad because it does the application, blending, crease, all of it with only one brush, not ideal to do a full make-up application with just one brush but if I had to choose one for that, it would be that one, that is why it is always with me.
Number 18 just made its way to the very top of the lay down brushes in my collection, it is probably the number one actually because since I have it, I didn’t even use my Mac 239 anymore and that has never happened in the past. That summarizes it, to me there is no better brush for the mobile lid application. Plus it works really very well with the little eye color contrast 01 from IPSA which has a very narrow pan but still does the trick, I even use that brush for the lid, the crease and then the outer V !
Number 20 is the pencil that I use the most, compared to white goat pencil brushes that are also nice the issue is that I have to wash the white ones more regularly than this dark one. This one is not as soft as the Suqqu S but it’s more precise, blends better, does what it’s told.
Those 6 brushes are the brushes that will never ever leave my side, I don’t have backups but I will because they deserve this “ritual” (call me crazy but for brush lovers having a backup makes a true respectful statement). These brushes are very very special, unfortunately there are things that I can’t share but that I know and when I tell you these brushes have a truly special story you just have to believe me and consider them as a stunning achievement. I don’t really “need” backups because with a microfibre cloth they get clean enough in between applications and they don’t need regular washing, I don’t even remember when I washed them the last time, will probably do that this weekend but I don’t feel like they even need it which makes me want to use them and love them even more!
Number 02 is getting more and more use for highlighter, since that is something I tend to do on a more regular basis, that one gets quite a lot of action at the moment. Also my blush pans are quite small (Ipsa, RMK, and some oldies I use), where the stripe or partial pan is quite tiny so this brush is perfect for when I have to use those very small pans.
Number 04 is a fantastic soft blender, from its category it is truly amazing and just recently I started to use it more than at the beginning.
Number 01 gets used more for cream contour or cream highlight, for foundation I use a bigger option and reserve this one for precision work.
The rest of the brushes I use them on a less regular basis but it is often like that in a set, you will find yourself reaching more for some and less for others and that will vary depending on who you are or how you work.
The Face set
The one I use the most is the 13 as I previously mentioned, but 11, 12 and 14 get a huge lot of action too. My previous review still reflects my thoughts on each one of them, it’s just that 13 is the one that happened to be the most active in my routine, my products also changed recently and that is also the reason why I wasn’t expecting that 13 to be so important to me, with different products, brushes and preferences may slightly change.
The Eye set
They are all excellent brushes and for the first time ever I can say that a whole set is worth it, not fond of buying brushes in sets since I end up not using half of them but this set is truly well thought. Best eye set ever. The number 17 might be a bit too big for some of you but for the base it’s a perfect fit for me.
Bottom line is that after some months with them I find they are a part of me, despite all the brushes I have in my collection, I have them always in a cup near my mirror so that I don’t have to look for them, they have the insane quality to be the easiest brushes to handle, durable, absolutely perfect for beginners or for intense usage.
If you are just starting with high end brushes and want just a few, I recommend you the 11 and 13 for the face and the 18, 19, 20 for the eyes, these 5 brushes should be in everyone’s collection.
So, I wish you good luck with the giveaway, not everyone can win but there will be 3 winners and it may be you
Just an update about the video conf with the winners, Wayne will join the video conf too
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
NO MORE COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION
THE WINNERS’ NAME WILL SOON BE COMMUNICATED!
THE WINNERS ARE :
Jamyra: tootheache* Face set (265$)
Stacy: Snjohnson10* Collection set (210$)
Suzin: suzincat* Eye set (148$)
We are now contacting the winners to organize the shipping and the call
I cannot thank you enough for your kind messages to Wayne, Beautylish or myself, for having participated and for sharing this passion with me.
Of course I will be here for you if you have questions and in the near future you will read here new stories about Japan, brushes and more!
A huge thank you to Beautylish, it’s not everyday that we can benefit from such giveaways! Beautylish are so impressed with his brushes that they really wanted to do something special about it, I am impressed too and so very honored to have hosted it!