I have finally decided to get this wonderful brush collection from Rae Morris.
These are my first impressions and first pictures of the Rae Morris brush set freshly arrived, a more detailed review will be available soon. Since there isn’t a lot of information online, I hope this already gives you an idea of what you are getting if you order the big set.
I ordered mine directly from Rae Morris web site, when you click on “Brushes” you can see the “27 piece professional brush range personally designed by Rae Morris”. In the listed brushes, there is also the Radiance brush and you may think it is included in the set, unfortunately it is not. In the shopping bag page the Radiance is also shown, but I have received 26 brushes in total, without the Radiance brush.
When clicking on “buy now”, you will be directed to a Country selection (at this moment only the first two seem to be available):
- UK and Europe
- Rest of the world
I selected “UK and Europe” since I am in Switzerland.
If you look carefully at the brushes shown in her site, two brushes are slightly different from what I have received. When I watched Wayne’s review on Youtube I also noticed I did not receive the same brushes as he did, same with Jodi. Jodi made an excellent review on the set as well, both video links at the end of this page. Jodi’s video is extremely helpful since she also reads all the brushes description written in the little book she received with her set, as I did not receive it, that was very useful !
I have received the 26 brush set today. The order was made on Feb 27th and the delivery company tried to deliver for the first time on March 6th. Thanks to my dear friend and colleague Marie-Laure, who lives in France, I was able to get them since they don’t deliver to Switzerland. Thank you SO much Marie-Laure 😉
I wanted to track my order but the tracking link I received in the email order confirmation did not work, the site said that no order had been made… I was worried and contacted them, they confirmed that it was certainly ok and not to worry… so even if the tracking link did not work, the order was correctly processed.
Now, onto the brushes, you will receive 320 g of brushes in a 3 kilo package… very carefully wrapped.
The box :
The Z palette is just for size reference, it is not included!
When you open the case, you’ll see :
I have entered Wayne’s code (WAYNEGOSS01) and I got this free palette from Crown :
Here are the face brushes, as you see two of them are not exactly the same as Wayne’s or Jodi’s (same number and name but the shape and color of the hair are different), they are the 22 Pro Powder and the 23 Micro-Fibre Foundation.
Some still have residue on the ferrule, you need of course to wash them before use. Maybe you can see it on the 19 in the picture below.
I will start using them as of tomorrow and will review them and take better pictures as soon as possible.
So, no Radiance brush… but these are lovely, love the two white Kabukis…
As you can see below, some handles have tiny marks as if they were damaged, I do not know if this is because of the recycled bamboo material, I imagine it makes them more fragile :
This is the list of the brushes with the sizes in cm and the weight in grams (sorry my kitchen scale is not extremely precise, brushes under 1 g were not even detected), this can give you an idea if you want to compare them to your current brushes.
|Brush list||Full length||Hair length||Width of the
|1. Deluxe Kabuki||16.8||4||1.5||16|
|2. Mini Kabuki||16||3||1.4||11|
|3. Ultimate Cheek Bone||7.5||3.3||5||20|
|4. Square Kabuki||8.5||2.4||2.5||11|
|5. Flawless Shader||8||3.8||5||19|
|6. Deluxe Pro Blender||16||2.8||2||13|
|7. Deluxe Precision Shader||15.5||2.1||0.7||8|
|8. Medium Precision Shader||14.9||1.5||0.5||6|
|9. Detailed Precision Shader||14.7||1.1||0.4||3|
|10. Tapered Oval Shadow||16||1.7||1.2||8|
|11. Medium Oval Shadow||14.6||1.3||1||6|
|12. Chiseled Smudger||13.5||0.7||0.7||2|
|13. Deluxe Eyeliner||13.8||1.1||0.4||2|
|14. Perfect Eyeliner||13.7||0.9||0.3||<1|
|15. Precision Bent-Liner||13||0.6||0.1||<1|
|16. Angle Brow and Mascara Definer||15.8||<1|
|17. Mascara Applicator||15.7||5|
|18. Eyebrow Brush||15.3||1||4||<1|
|19. Lip Brush||15.3||1||0.6||6|
|20. Concealer Brush||14.9||1.3||0.6||3|
|21. Deluxe Buffer||12.5||3||2.4||40|
|22. Pro Powder||18||4.5||1.7||29|
|23. Micro-Fibre Foundation||17.5||4||2||30|
|24. All-Over Powder||18.7||5.5||3||42|
|25. Foundation/Angle Contour||19||2.8/2.3||2/2||21|
|26. Fan Highlighter||17||3.8||0.9||7|
Below is the Pro Powder (22), in Wayne and Jodi’s set, their 22 brush is white and more pointed.
Rae Morris 24 All Over Powder, together with some similar brushes …
Some crease brushes close to 2 Rae’s :
As you see I have “some” Hakuhodo in my collection, I like small precise brushes :
This is how I organize my brushes, flat in my Ikea chest drawer. The problem is that with the magnetic brushes, they just stick together and there is no way I can put them there, not practical at all since I cannot close the Ikea anymore, the drawer is not very deep.
It does not get much better in a cup, they just stick together and you need both hands to separate them and pick the brush you want. I would have preferred if they weren’t magnetic at all.
I also don’t like magnetic things inside my handbag, they may damage the magnetic strip of your credit cards, I would not risk it anyway. I also try to avoid brush rolls with magnetic closure (if you are planning to put them together in the same handbag for example…)
You may want to find another solution to store them, with a metallic plate inside the drawer or against the wall… If you have ideas, please let me know 🙂
Here is how I managed to organize them, in a Nici school pencil roll, inside my drawer :
The Bamboo handles are so light, I work better with heavier brushes but these will certainly apply make up beautifully, I have to use all of them first and let you know what happened, please come back for more detailed info soon !
In the meantime make sure you watch Wayne and Jodi’s excellent reviews !
> Wayne : here
Please be aware that I have received a replacement set : please click here for some more info…