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Wayne Goss

by Sonia G.

Finally the wait is over, probably one the most awaited beauty events of 2013, here is Wayne’s Collection :


It has been launched as a pre-sale event and all brushes were immediately sold out, then it has been launched officially on the 24th of September, all brushes were again sold out. It is expected to arrive back in stock end of October or beginning of November, they are sold at Beautylish.com or at Love-makeup.co.uk depending on your location.

I know it wasn’t easy for him to launch it, one of the reasons is because just like me, he is so passionate about make up brushes that when your guts are so deeply involved it just has to be great. He wanted his brushes to be of great quality, at an affordable price and cruelty free : that is 100% achieved.

When I review a collection I try to give you my thoughts about the man or the woman behind it,  for this post it’s going to be a tiny bit different, Wayne is a dear friend and his brushes were a present to me. He knows how passionate I am about make up brushes and he wanted me to have them but as a special gift from him.

I have known Wayne for a quite a while now, I will just say that he is an extremely caring friend, always making sure I am doing fine, I still wonder how he manages to do that with his busy schedule but he does it and he does it well. So, this is why this is not really a review but due to high demand I still wanted to share some pictures and my comments about the brushes just for those of you who are interested.

A brush collection with uncut hair and handmade in Japan, he started with only these 8 brushes because you know that the whole process is quite expensive. For some of you 8 brushes will seem like an awful lot of brushes, for others this will not be enough, they are meant to be extremely versatile. I have counted how many I use regularly on a daily makeup application : around 10. How about you ? Will there be a “before” Wayne and an “after” Wayne?

The brushes are numbered, from 01 to 08, the wood handle and the ferrule are glossy black. The material of the hair depends on the brush so I’ll talk about that during each description. His name “Wayne Goss” is engraved on the handle in a silver coating, it’s “engraved” not only painted, it means that it won’t go away as easily as the Kashoen did and there is always a way to “repaint” the engraving if you like to, not sure how easy it is but it’s feasible. Covering the name with clear nail polish is another option if you prefer to do that.

The length of the handles is approx 13 to 14cm, you don’t “need” longer handles, as long as it lays on your hand stable and comfortable it means it is long enough. Now, you may prefer shorter handles or longer handles but this is just the most adequate size for makeup brushes, easy to handle, light enough to travel with.

They are numbered because the purpose of each brush can be multiplied, it can be either for the face, for the eyes, for concealer, for the lips, the eyebrows.




At the back of the brushes you will see the number of the brush as well as “Japan” engraved on the handle, they are made by very talented artists who pay extreme attention to detail. The brushes are of perfect quality, bundled with care (no shedding, no bleeding), the shapes are regular, the density consistent.





Wayne Goss 01

Length of handle : 13cm
Length of hair : 1.3-2.3cm
Diameter : 2cm

Material : synthetic fiber and goat hair
Price : 45$, 30£

Purpose: foundation, cream blush, concealer, cream contour, “cream sculpting”, finishing.

How to video by Wayne : here

The distance between the end of the goat bristles and the tip of the synthetic fibres is longer than the similar Chomotto here, it makes it smoother for my delicate and super dry skin, I have been applying and reapplying my makeup this weekend just to be able to give you some comments today. It doesn’t burn my skin, doesn’t exfoliate it (even after the 5th application in a row), the finish is flawless and I do not need to use any other buffing brush afterwards. My skin is very dry and I apply the foundation in downward stippling motions, soft motions, not much pressure but dynamic gesture to speed up the process.



A closer pic of the bristles and the density :


And an even more closer look :


The diameter is small but since it’s slanted, it’s a bit like cheating on the size, covers more surface than you originally expect.


Here are some comparisons with similar options I own today, you know I love big brushes so the G5556 and S5557 are just must-haves for me, the only problem with the S5557 is that the distance of the synthetic fibres is quite short, so it feels less comfy than the G5556, but still no problems of abrasive application, I just use it without pressing like a beast.

Compared to the Chomotto, the WG is much softer because of the length of the synthetic fibres. The Chomotto doesn’t have enough flexibility and lacks a bit of softness for someone with dry skin like me. I use the Chomotto for cream blush or contour, where I need more blending power but reserved for smaller zones.


Here is a size comparison of the surface of the head versus the brushes shown above :



With the Shiseido foundation brush the application is soft and even but I feel like the foundation stays too much on the surface of the skin and it feels like I can “touch” it (wanna scrub it away), with the WG 01 no problem at all, it delivers a finish that makes the foundation invisible and I cannot “feel it” with my fingertips when I touch my skin.


Shiseido vs WG 01 :


WG 01 vs Mac 130 :


Wayne Goss 02

Here comes the prettiest of the bunch.

Length of handle : 13.5cm
Length of hair : 3.3cm
Diameter : 2.2cm

Price : 35$, 25£

Purpose: blush, contour, bronzer, powder, highlight.

Material : blue squirrel

How to video by Wayne : here

I read many comments on the web saying that Hakuhodo 210 was a multi-purpose brush (also for bronzer), I don’t find this type of round, dense and flat brushes that multipurpose and I don’t see how they can apply bronzer without harsh lines all over the face easily. This WG 02 type of shape I can see that it is much more multi-purpose because of the tapered point, the fluffyness and flexibility, I can apply bronzer with it, it just takes me a bit longer than with a bigger brush but it works without harsh lines.


A closer look to the hair :


Here are some comparisons with similar options :


I love little pointy brushes, I find them very useful specially with face powder products that contain several pans, like this Guerlain, or with the RMK mix for cheek blushes, you can precisely pick the color you want without messing around with the other pans in the compact.

For blush or contour it’s a shape that I also use really very often, you can see that by the similar brushes I own already. This one is more flexible than other similar options (Hakuhodo G5521, Mac 165, Trish 48, Hakuhodo J5521) so the application is more diffused but still precise when you want it to be. It’s also more adapted for beginners since you won’t get harsh lines in the application, specially if you are just starting with contour, you may choose this brush to start with. Keep in mind that when you start with contour, you have to start with very little product and build up if necessary, it’s the same for everything but specially with contour.

  • The Chikuhodo Z-2 has similar softness but it’s just a tad longer, if I use both brushes at the same time on each side of the face (yes with both hands! 😀 ) I can see no difference in the softness or in anything else, same feeling. The Chikuhodo Z-2 has a bit more flexibility but it’s not noticeable during the application.
  • The Mac 165 is similar in size but more directional and of course it feels less soft (goat hair). The Mac 165 was one of my favorite brushes in my beginnings and I even had a backup.
  • The Trish 48 is even a bit less soft than the Mac, I put it here because of size comparison but the application of bronzer with this brush is not even thinkable for me (same for the Mac 165), it’s too directional and it packs a ton of product, I keep it because I have some blushes that are just very hard powder textures (almost like stains but since the first day) so this brush works great to pick the most impossible products.
  • The Suqqu is more delicate than the WG 02, finer but also less durable, mine is not very pointy but some Suqqu cheek brushes are much pointier, I guess mine was an exception, I can live with that because I just love flat blush brushes.
  • The Hakuhodo J5521 is denser than the WG 02, more directional, its density and fullness at the surface will allow you more blending power and a heavier application.
  • The Hakuhodo G5521(s) here do not feel as soft as the WG 02, the WG is certainly only blue squirrel (the other two are a mix of goat and squirrel hair). They are very similar but the WG 02 is fluffier and less directional, therefore the application of bronzer can be an option for me with the WG, but not really with the Hakuhodo.

Wayne Goss 03


Length of handle : 13.5cm
Length of hair : 2.2cm
Diameter : 1cm

Price : 32$, 20£

Material : blue squirrel

Purpose: powder (setting concealer…), blending, base eyeshadow, contouring small zones, highlight.

How to video by Wayne : here


A great blender, just how I love them, full at the surface, firm, dense, absolutely no floppiness here.



A closer look to the WG 03. The surface is tapered but it has enough of it to do a proper blending job without hurting or poking. The skin around our eyes is extremely thin and delicate, even if you can stand harsher brushes, it is not recommended that you use brushes that either drag your skin around or irritate it, you will thank Wayne later because using the softest brushes helps protecting the skin around your eyes, this is were the skin does not like to endure usage.



For me it’s very clear, using the Paula Dorf or the Nars, even if I love them for their efficiency, it’s not an option for a daily usage, I do but on a less regular basis, just when I am really in a hurry and need brushes that work with harder textures. Even the Hakuhodo B214 that I love as a blender, I tend to avoid using it daily, I love it so much for its great blending power but again, for everyday I prefer to use a much softer option whenever possible.



  • The Paula Dorf is not as soft, dense or pointy, it’s slightly firmer than the WG but not that much.
  • The Hakuhodo G5522 is very similar, the WG 03 is a bit more denser and a bit more firm therefore the blending with the WG is a bit more powerful, the softness is similar, if you have the one you don’t need the other.
  • The Nars 13 is a fantastic brush and another great blender but for me it’s a brush to use with care, it does molest my skin a bit if I use it too often. I adore it, I wish it was softer, it’s even better than the PD but it lacks a bit of softness in the bristles.
  • The Edward Bess is a huge blender, but too harsh for me.
  • The Hakuhodo J5522 is a soft goat brush blender (more a blender than a placer), efficient but less precise than the WG 03.
  • The CT blender lacks precision in comparison to the WG 03, it’s not as soft but still a nice option for blending.
  • The Hakuhodo B214 is a lethal blender that I use when I really want a very blended result at lightning speed but I wish it was a bit softer (I have softer alternatives but since it’s not really the point here I won’t mention them).


Wayne Goss 04

Length of handle : 14cm
Length of hair : 1.8cm
Diameter : 0.6cm

Price :  28$, 18£

Material : Blue squirrel

Purpose: powder (setting concealer…), blending, base eyeshadow, contouring small zones, highlight.

How to video by Wayne : here.

It’s a fantastic crease brush that everyone should own. Perfect balance of density, control, and it’s soft, I love it. Very fool-proof, excellent for the beginners who start to work with crease color, it will make your job insanely easy. No fall outs, the application is even due to the surface being so nicely layered and full, not sharp but precise due to the tapered shape and that’s what most of us are looking for in a great crease brush.


wg4A closer look to the WG 04 :



Here is the comparison with other crease brushes :


  • The Chanel is the same size but a bit too floppy to have enough power for blending
  • The S142 is a bit more tapered but in terms of softness, density and flexibility it’s about similar. The big difference is in the price.
  • The LY is more precise, nicely pointed and directional but then you loose a bit in terms of a blender candidate.
  • The Hakuhodo G5533 is very similar in shape to the Charlotte Tilbury shown a few pictures before (not sure why it ended here…), softer and a bit more flexible but the shape and size are quite similar, for those of you who were interested in this brush here you can see that the surface is flat.
  • The TF is firmer, a strong blender, still has enough precision and for me it’s a fantastic crease brush. I love goat crease brushes because I tend to apply quite sheer colors in the crease and this TF packs a lot of it and speeds up the process. No problems to achieve similar result with the WG 04, it may just take me a tiny bit longer in some cases depending on the shadows and the texture.
  • The wicked Chicca is fun to look at, but it’s a bit too floppy to work only in the crease since the tip is so elongated, it’s meant to apply a smoky gradient result. Chicca cosmetics are meant for more mature skin, I am loving their blushes (powder or cream), the eyeshadows are really sparkly and I have tried this brush with either their eyeshadows or other more powdery textures, but I just don’t get it. This is where I should have tried to have an eyeshadow application done at the counter, it would be so useful to know if it really was for me or not. It’s not a blender, it’s not a crease brush. I have tried several textures, several colors and I am still working on the best way to  use it. I love the shape and I thought it would be fun to use, but not much fun yet.


Wayne Goss 05


Length of handle : 13.8cm
Length of hair : 1.3cm
Diameter : 0.5cm


Price : 25$, 18£

Material : blue squirrel

Function : a bit similar as the other crease brushes, precision application, concealer, highlighter, etc…

How to video by Wayne : here

This is the smallest crease brush, therefore precision crease work is what suits it the most in my case, I also apply outer V color with this brush but the edges are not that sharp so if you are looking for a sharp application (like with a 219 Mac pencil for example) this will not deliver same strong and sharp results, on the other hand it will be more forgiving since it packs less color than a pencil brush or than a very dense and shorter version (Suqqu S, Suqqu M), so if that is what you are looking for this one will suit you.



A closer look to the WG 05 :



I have a few little crease precision brushes and I love them a lot, I don’t think it’s a brush you need to have that many duplicates of but I was trying to find a softer dupe to the Nars 12 here.

I don’t have big eyes so crease brushes like this are specially meant to fit my needs, I often want the crease to be very concentrated on the outer of the eyes.


The WG 05 is firmer than the Koyudo, the Hakuhodo G5534 and the LY38b. It is too thick for me to apply powder eyeshadow on the bottom lash line but I prefer when the lower lashline is kept to the minimum thickness so I use more precise brushes for that.

The kolinsky brushes here (Shu and Koyudo bp036) are firmer and deliver even more control which can be good or not depending on what you are looking for. I can apply color either on the crease or under the lower lashline with these two.


Wayne Goss 06

Length of handle : 13.5cm
Length of hair : 1.7cm
Diameter : 0.5x1cm

Price :  25$, 20£

Material : blue squirrel

Purpose: lid application, base, crease, blending, etc

How to video by Wayne : here

This is a brush that I use and abuse because it’s so multi-purpose,  I throw one like this in my beauty bag and I know I am covered if I need a full eyeshadow application (lid-base-crease-blending).



A closer look to the WG 06:



Comparison with similar options, the Koyudo is a bit damaged because of how much it has travelled with me, I just noticed afterwards that it was getting a bit damaged. I will be taking care of this WG for sure so do not worry 😉



Sideways :


The WG is a bit more fluffy and thick than the Koyudos here, although same flexibility and softness.

The Hakuhodo G5523 is thinner and you’ll have less surface to blend your application.

The Takeda is a placer and blender but less soft than the Koyudos or the Hakuhodos and you can only really work with the surface of the head, I use it for the crease to  place dark colors but then I blend with the big Hakuhodo 214.

Same for the Billy B, you can only work with the surface of the head but I love this size for the outer crease work, I got the Takeda because it was a softer version of the Billy B but it doesn’t allow as much control as the Billy B.

Wayne Goss 07

Length of handle : 13.8cm
Length of hair : 0.5cm
width: 0.5cm

Price : 17$, 14£

Material : I think this is horse hair

Purpose : lips, eyebrows, precise highlighting (browbone), precise contouring (lips)

How to video by Wayne : here



A closer look to the WG 07 : wg7mHere are some comparison pics with similar brushes :



Sideways :



In the past (before Suqqu S, Hakuhodo G5520, or Koyudo C011) I have used the Mac 214 every day, today it’s way too rough for me. The Mac 214 has been replaced by the MUFE 210 for everything cream or creamy, for the application of painpots or pencil near the lashline, much softer than the Mac 214. Today I only enjoy the MUFE that are short and thick for the application and smudging of thick cream products, they are great for that (but I don’t use them for anything else), the bristles are very soft, I can smudge near the lashline without any pain (unlike the Mac 214). Today I have to use extremely soft brushes because I have a  problem with the sensitivity around the lashline, I won’t use the WG 07 for smudging pencil with it in that area but I will definitely use it as an eyebrow brush, for me it’s fantastic for that purpose. My current eyebrow brush is the Hokuto ho-gentei 4, since I don’t need precision but just filling them in, this bigger one or the WG 07 is what I’ll use from now on.

The WG 07 and the Hakuhodo G5511 are very close, the WG being a bit more flexible. There isn’t much difference between the TF and the WG, I find it easier to get a more even application with the WG than with the TF, and on top of that the WG feels more pleasant on my lids than the TF.  The Tanseido is the softer of the bunch (maybe a bit too thin for it to be the perfect little placement brush) but I just put them here because of size reference.

The Hakuhodo G5513 looks like it’s the same hair than the TF (horse) but since it’s longer, it doesn’t feel as harsh, still not the softest but I can just stand it, really at the limits today.

For the lips it’s totally fine but of course kolinsky is much softer and more pleasant to use (but more expensive!). I am not using it as eyeliner brush because I prefer when an eyeliner brush has more flexibility.

Wayne Goss 08

Length of handle : 13.3cm
Length of hair : 0.3cm
width: 0.4cm

Price : 17$, 13£

Material : probably horse

How to video by Wayne : here

I was super curious to try it but just to inform you, I don’t do tight-line, I don’t have the patience and my eyes don’t easily tolerate shadow or gel liner near the waterline. For the purpose of this post I tried again, when I applied powder with it, it gets really close to the lashes, you don’t even see any line at all, it just mixes with the lashes and has a very natural result. This is great because if you are a fan of a no makeup look, this is appropriate for you, you won’t see makeup there.




A closer look to the WG 08 :


The Paula Dorf is the only similar one in my collection, but I don’t even use it.



Sideways :


Bottom line

Everybody has a bronzer brush in their collection or a bigger powder brush (I think) and a Mac 239 (I think) so adding brushes from this set is the perfect addition to your collection, you won’t be disappointed by their quality. I enjoy them and I use them on a daily basis now, although I could not use all functionalities since I only got them last Friday, I am here if you have any questions related to them and I’ll be happy to help.

I have been watching a few review videos, I discovered BeautyMozart and I think she is so fun to watch. Have a look at 5:40 she is holding a powder brush that has been in my wishlist forever, I will need to get it one day! 😛 On part two, look at 0:40 the expression she has is fantastic, this is just how people should react when unwrapping Wayne’s  brushes 😀 well done!!!

Have also a look at Rachael Jade, Hermonie and ILookFlawless, it will help you with comparisons and give you a more balanced opinion on these brushes.

Now I am going to celebrate with Wayne (virtually)… salud !




My favorite wine for the occasion but I could only find a cocktail glass… it’ll do 😉



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PJBrushKook 15 October, 2013 - 12:38 am

Brava, Sonia! Excellent review, written with love and appreciation. You did a great job at expressing the full functionality and flexibility of having the full set.

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:11 pm

thank you 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed <3

Jillian 15 October, 2013 - 1:08 am

Thank you so much Sonia. No one does brush reviews like you! This review was perfect and made me even more excited about the brushes I have and anxious to try the rest when I can get my hands on them. I’m really hoping to get ahold of 02 & 06 when they restock.

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:11 pm

hi Jillian, yep, you definitely should 🙂 thank you sooo much! hugs!

estella 15 October, 2013 - 1:36 am

Hi Sonia!
I had been off the loop for quite some time but I could not resist this post! As always I really enjoy your very detailed and informative review 🙂
Keep it coming.
Take care and hugs! 🙂

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:12 pm

Hello Estella 🙂 thank you! hugs to you too!!

Johanna 15 October, 2013 - 2:09 am

I’ve followed you a little over a year now I think.. and I don’t often comment, mainly I lurk, read and enjoy. I wanted to comment to say I’m do glad you did a review on these! I have been watching for reviews and have yet to see a review that would make me want to splurge. Thank you! I know what is going on my Christmas list now.

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:13 pm

Hi Johanna, he will be so happy to read your comments, you are all so sweet!

Amy 15 October, 2013 - 3:05 am

I am happy to own a set of WG brushes. They exceeded my expextations – in terms of quality (so delicate yet robust) and performance. I love how uniform the bristles are arranged. The crimps on the ferrules and the gentle handles, the length of the handles are ideal in my opinion. While the set is ‘self sufficient’, adding a couple of koyudo high series brushes and kabukis will really complement the look

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:15 pm

I totally agree, some kabukis and a couple of Koyudo bps will be a great addition to this!

Martine 15 October, 2013 - 3:33 am

Fantastic post !! Loved your very detailed review and so glad you said what the hair is. That was a question Wayne was avoiding like the plague.

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Thank you Martine, happy to help 😉

Bea 15 October, 2013 - 3:59 am

Fantastic post as usual Sonia! Now I can really decide which ones I want to get. 🙂

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:17 pm

fantastic, if you have any other questions just don’t hesitate, they are still quite new in my collection 🙂

Devin 15 October, 2013 - 6:20 am

I have been waiting for your comparison photos because I knew the quality would be superb. I must own the 02 when it become available again and maybe a few more.

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Hello Devin 🙂 I wanted them to be as clear as possible, I hope they meet your expectations, still learning here 🙂

BooBooNinja 15 October, 2013 - 8:11 am

Thank you for the well written review, Sonia. I was hoping you would review these soon as I have been thinking of ordering them. It makes me smile to know you and Wayne are friends.

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Thank you Boobooninja, yes me too, when I first subscribed to his channel I didn’t imagine how it would end ! he is adorable, a truly wonderful person inside.

Lofromfrance 15 October, 2013 - 9:49 am

I knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m with all the people that couldn’t get their hands on them yet and check everyday on the websit to see when they will be in stock again!!!!!! I soooooooooooo admire Wayne I knew his brushes would be perfect!!!!

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Hello Lo, I will post here when they will be available again 🙂 he’ll be so enchanted of your comments 🙂

midnitedesire 15 October, 2013 - 11:18 am

thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and the great comparisons 🙂
i was on the fence about WG brushes bcuz its sold out, so maybe it was not meant to be but knowing me, i’d probably crave in a matter of days..lol

Sonia!, you made me realize that i own some of the brushes here and i’m sure i have it in a box somewhere, since moving house my makeup storage situation is pretty messy 🙁

anyway,i’ll definitely be heading out to Bauhaus very soon , i did really need an extra drawers

Sweet make up temptations 15 October, 2013 - 8:27 pm

you are welcome 🙂
which ones ?? I don’t know Bauhaus, have to research 🙂

Nikoleta 15 October, 2013 - 7:10 pm

I didn’t doubt Wayne would do a wonderful job with his line. He is a perfectionnist

Laurie A 15 October, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Since I live in the USA, delivery has been slow…the governments fault, not Wayne’s. I ordered 2 sets of these brushes, as I know Wayne puts so much attention to detail in everything.

Bora 16 October, 2013 - 12:55 am

The 2 sets was a wise move. I’ve already decided I need extras of brushes 02, 03, 04, and 06!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:31 pm

I have too many similar brushes that perform just the same way but if I hadn’t I would get a backup, specially of the 06!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:18 pm

I hope you got them now …

Buggsiebee 15 October, 2013 - 9:48 pm

You are THE brush queen!! No-one can even vaguely come close to the quality of your posts. Excellent comparisons. Thank you :))))))

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Thank you, such an amazing compliment Buggsie!

Bonnie 16 October, 2013 - 12:26 am

Wonderful post as always – I know how hard it was for you to write this post, trying to provide the objective view on the that we want, but also because Wayne is your friend. I think this was a very well-balanced post 🙂 Thank you for giving us this insight onto the brushes!

I love the sleekness and the black handles – I’m glad that the handles are not as long as regular brushes, but a bit longer than some of the Japanese brushes. It’s evident from what you’ve said that he’s put a LOT of effort into the brushes and I’m so glad that it looks as if he hasn’t skimped on quality, yet made them very affordable and accessible. I like-y the WG01 and the WG02 and the medium crease!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Thank you Bonnie, the most important thing is to be able to decide all by yourselves and if the pics or the comments help, that’s just great.

I am loving them too, they are very “him” as they are, I cannot imagine him launching pink brushes with colored hair 😛
I am using the 06 and the 01 everyday, I will update my review in a few days to give a more final verdict on how I am getting on with them 🙂 Since we have some time before the next release, we can give some more feedback after a few days, that’ll be quite useful for those who still would like to order a few.

Bonnie 20 October, 2013 - 4:44 pm

And glittery handles 😛

But I agree, I think his brushes are very well chosen, with a lot of thought put into them and I appreciate that.

I think you underestimate your powers of persuasion, Sonia! You know how often I’ve referred to your HG list for advice on what brushes to purchase!? It’s like my Brush Bible hahah 🙂 But ofc, I do look at what I want as well…

Sweet make up temptations 20 October, 2013 - 5:52 pm

I don’t know Bonnie, I hope you do look at what you want as well 😀
I try not to be too extremely passionate about some of the brushes but that’s just so tough ! we have hit the top of the top 😉

Jeanette 20 October, 2013 - 11:25 pm

I consult the HG brushes blog post regularly too, also for comparisons. It remains soooo very helpful to me!

Bora 16 October, 2013 - 12:54 am

Thank you so much for your review Sonia, it was worth the wait! BTW I am “ilookflawless” on YouTube, and thank you so much for mentioning me in the post above 🙂 I’ve been astounded by the number of people who have watched the video so I’m very happy that I am not the only crazy brush lady in the world. I’m also pleased that I correctly identified Wayne’s blending brushes and 02 brushes as blue squirrel hair. I have clearly learnt a lot from reading through all the brush posts on SMUT!!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Thank you Bora, well, now that we have access to beautiful brushes there will be more and more crazy brush ladies everywhere 😀

Melissa 16 October, 2013 - 4:13 pm

SALUD to you my dear! And pls do share that bottle with me while we pet our brushes 🙂

Wayne has done a terrific job fulfilling our “needs” by designing this wonderful set. Actually, I’d buy anything that he is selling….LOL

I love seeing him talking so full of passion abt his brushes. Like a kid in a candy store 🙂 However, I wonder how he is able to resist all the other gorgeous brushes out there!! Think he can come over to yr place and play with your “Alex”! WOW….that be some excited “Menage a Trois” 🙂 🙂 🙂

Hope he’ll do some more in near future! some with colored handles would be nice 🙂 And pleeeease no LE brushes. That triggers the “Brush Hulk” in me…..LOL

After reading yr detailed review I think I will get the 3 and 6 e/s brushes too! Cant wait to use mine!!!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:38 pm

you know you are not that far away from me don’t you ???
we shall plan that !
The day he pats my brushes he will kill me for doing that to him 😀 that’s just pure evil, I cannot do that to him, after all, he is only human and he won’t resist 😉
I have already invited him to come over, I don’t think he will but if he does it will be a damn good menage a trois 😀

muahaha ‘brush hulk’, that suits you well, I could call you that after your Japan trip !!!
If you don’t have a similar to the nbr 06, that’s a great one to get first !

Melissa 17 October, 2013 - 9:30 pm

We definitely should plan a “brush play date”! Just let me sleep next to your Alex and I’ll be just fine 🙂

Cant wait to see that “menage a trois”

Btw, I just watched this vid and it looks like Wayne is using a larger powder brush, starting at 8:23! Or is it just my eyes??? Or did he already “cheat”
on his new brushes 🙂 anyway, it doesnt look like the tapered nr 2?!

Bonnie 20 October, 2013 - 4:45 pm

LOL I just spent the entire time reading your comments laughing Melissa!!!

Sweet make up temptations 20 October, 2013 - 5:54 pm

I agree, so funny Melissa.. I am not sure I told her this studio is also the guest room!!! Anyone who enters here gets the brush virus 🙂

silvita 16 October, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Excellent brush analysis, Wayne did a gorgeous job, I will order the set. I hope I don’t have to wait 8 weeks 🙂
— Thank you for such a deep and detailed comparison review, I’m grateful!!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:40 pm

After ordering so many Koyudo, now I am used to wait but I was hunting for the post man everyday 😀
The day they arrived I was looking at him with my eyes so OPEN WIDE “could it be could it be” and he was probably thinking “she’s definitely not sane this woman”…

Gladys Lam 17 October, 2013 - 12:32 am

Lovely for your full analysis with brush application tips again.

It’s touching to see how many top view photos you try to make, that’s really time consuming.

It seems to me 04 is a much better option than 03 for Asian or hooded eyes. : )

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:48 pm

thank you! yes it takes time but it’s rewarding 🙂
or maybe the 06… 😉

Ylona 17 October, 2013 - 2:21 am

Omg ! What a great post!
They are sooo tempting !
I cannot read the entire post cause it’s 2am >.<
You are giving me the virus of brushes !

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 6:48 pm

🙂 don’t worry you are not the only one contaminated 😉

Myra 17 October, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Hi Sonia,

Love the blog. I loved reading about your trip to Japan. Very beautiful and sounds like you had an amazing experience.

Some people are complaining on Youtube about the whole cruelty-free bit. One person claimed that the hair that is imported into Kumano for Hakuhodo (and I imagine Chikuhodo too among other brands), is from China and Europe. They did not seemed convinced it was cruelty-free. What are your thoughts and do you have more information on how they retrieve the hair? I trust the brushes Wayne put out are cruelty-free but just for my own knowledge, it would be interesting to know more.

As a side note, I pre-odered his brushes not too long ago and will be getting some Chikuhodo brushes from Kohlindo soon. Thank you for all of your hard work and information for us on here!

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 11:44 pm

hi Myra,
thank you!
First of all, if you feel concerned or do not believe them, you won’t be enjoying their products that’s for sure.
I cannot speak on their behalf and tell you all about their importing rules and regulations or their validation processes, but I encourage you to contact them if you have any concerns about it.
You can contact me at my private email and I will send you their contact details.
There are many synthetic brushes that are also very good (or good enough) so there is also the choice to not use at all natural hair and still look absolutely flawless and gorgeous 🙂

You are welcome! Absolutely, my encounter with them was the best trip of my entire life, a life changing experience that I will repeat next year.

Myra 23 October, 2013 - 1:22 am

Thanks Sonia, I am not that concerned. I was just curious if you knew any more information for curiousity sake. I would not own Suqqu and Hakuhodo brushes if I was losing sleep about it. Lol. Thank you again and keep the good posts coming!

Laura 1 November, 2013 - 5:05 am

Hi Sonya,

I am also curious about the cruelty-free sourcing, but in particular with Wayne’s brushes. I LOVE the brushes and I really want to order them when they get back in stock in the next couple days. But I would probably lie awake at night worrying about some poor squirrel being skinned for my brush! I am just wondering, do you know how Wayne’s brushes are sourced? I am also curious about it in general as well. Thank you so much and Wayne sounds like a great friend to you, and vice versa.

Sweet make up temptations 1 November, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Hi Laura,

I understand your concern, if you don’t trust the companies then you may just want to skip whatever material makes you feel uncomfortable because you simply won’t enjoy them. Everytime I talked to the companies or to the people in charge of the brands I always was reassured. But I will not speak about it even “in general” because it depends on the companies and because I just don’t want to start this topic here in my blog, however, if you want more details please do not hesitate to contact the companies directly or just get any other brush that makes you feel more comfortable if you still feel concerned about it.

I cannot reply on behalf of Wayne, neither on behalf of the companies, for this case since Wayne cannot share the manufacturer of the brushes (apparently it seems to be a contractual thing), the best way is to ask Wayne directly.
In youtube you have his details and you are free to email him, he usually always answers his emails, he did reply to mine before I even had a blog and before I knew him as a friend.

Tori 17 October, 2013 - 10:41 pm

I really like these brushes. 🙂 I’ve been playing around with them for a while now and I agree with your observations. My favourite brushes are the 2, 6 and 7. The 2 in particular was what I wanted the Suqqu to be. Not that I’m disappointed with the Suqqu but it’s hard to pick harder product (like Chanel’s Notorious) up with the Suqqu and I don’t know how Lisa Eldridge does it but I don’t have much luck using the Suqqu with cream formulations. It’s like the cream runs aways screaming from the brush.

On another note, I’m so impressed by how much work you do for these reviews. It must be difficult tracking dupes down, arranging them, taking photos then verbally describing the similarities and differences. I especially love that I don’t have a few brushes that you’ve compared the Wayne Goss brushes to so Imma going to have to get a few more brushes, all in the name of research… LOL…

Sweet make up temptations 17 October, 2013 - 11:48 pm

Hi Tori,
For Lisa, I don’t know either but since she is very talented I am sure she can make anything work beautifully … unlike me 🙁
thank you for the compliment, you are all so insanely sweet with me, that’s so rewarding 🙂 yes it takes a huge amount of time because I am not a professional with the camera !
Oh yes, in the name of research ^_^ well, let me know if you need any help with your final reports 😉

Star Girl 18 October, 2013 - 7:24 am

Sonia, Sonia, Sonia. You are amazing. There’s no one like you.

I hope Wayne makes a squillion from the brushes. When I watch his videos I have to play them three times. The first couple of times I’m distracted by how impossibly cute he is and how incredibly natural and intimate his presentation style is. I truly feel he is my friend and he’s talking to only me in the videos and am always surprised when I see the comments because I wonder who all these other people are. Then finally on the third viewing, I take in his instructions. I also take notes too! Ha, ha. I’m glad to hear you say he’s a good person because that’s totally how he comes across. It’s wonderful when good people do well. After the brushes, I’m thinking a book is in order!

Thank you for another fantastic post, lovely lady.

Sweet make up temptations 20 October, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Hi Star Girl,
How funny you are!! 😀
He would certainly love to spend some time with us all, he thinks we are an amazing bunch hahaha
Thank you for sticking with us, it’s the best and most fun adventure to share our interests with such passionate people!!! 😀

Fanny_blackrose 19 October, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Always love the way you reviewing brushes ❤️ And specially for Wayne Goss’s. I am his fan and loyal YouTube subcriber

Sweet make up temptations 20 October, 2013 - 5:30 pm

thank you Fanny! highly appreciate your feedback! <3

Buggsiebee 12 November, 2013 - 10:39 pm

Even though I thought that the #02 was my fave & I do still love it for cream blush – especially the hard textured CHICCA , I don’t use cream blush every day.
The brush I’m REALLY enjoying on a daily basis is the # 3 I find myself reaching for it every morning as a super efficient and very gentle blender.
Back-ups are on the way 🙂

Buggsiebee 12 November, 2013 - 10:57 pm

I mean the #01 , not #02.
Too many numbers 😉
I never ordered the #02, but I’m waiting for the limited?Xmas brush. I just hope it gets realeased in time for us to get it before Christmas?!

Sweet make up temptations 12 November, 2013 - 11:12 pm

Nice 🙂 I do love the 01 too, a lot, together with the 06 🙂
hmm should be here soon but I don’t know exactly the date I am afraid.. 🙁

Charlotte 21 November, 2013 - 9:54 pm

What a fantastic post! You answered just about every question I had. I found your comparisons extremely helpful. I just ordered WG #2 and #3 so I can’t wait to get them.

Mladen 28 November, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Hello, again!:D Wayne’s Christmas brush is up for sale http://www.love-makeup.co.uk/wayne-goss-limited-edition-christmas-brush-p-5991.html ! Any idea what type of hair it is? Blue squirrel, goat, mix? Hesitant on buying it, since I already own Koyudo’s tapered powder brush (goat) :S. Thank you! x

Sweet make up temptations 30 November, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Thank you so much Mladen, I am glad you told me. I will try to find out 😉 will keep you informed!

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Angela 10 January, 2014 - 7:19 am

I was watching a chicca video to see how they used their smokey eye brushes and remembered you writing about wondering how they were meant to be used.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3YKaBb6bu8 is a chicca tutorial video and the makeup artist uses your brush right at the 3:08 mark. Hope it helps!

Sweet make up temptations 10 January, 2014 - 9:31 pm

cool, thank you! just watched it (I understood… “eyeliner”, “highligter” 😀 other than that…)
I see now… I don’t think it’s meant for darker colors because this may not apply then evenly but mainly for lighter bases… I’ll try 🙂 thank you so much for having remembered that!!

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BooBooNinja 21 January, 2014 - 3:14 am

Sonia, I know you have a lot on your plate with work, home renovations, and life. However, do you have intentions on revisiting the Wayne Goss brushes now that you’ve had more time to use them? Even a brief “update” paragraph to this post would be wonderful.

Sweet make up temptations 22 January, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Sure I will do that, will add an update, actually I wanted to do it since I have been using the Christmas brush too… will do when I have a moment 🙂

Linda 14 March, 2014 - 3:17 am

Hi, I discovered your blog a few months ago when I was researching Hakuhodo brushes and have been following you ever since because I love your detailed explanations and comparisons accompanied with beautiful photos. I bought Wayne Goss’s original collection of blue squirrel brushes and are really enjoying them. I am tempted to buy the holiday brush but am now holding off because of the new goat hair brushes coming out. Will you be reviewing those as well? I use a lot of cream products due to my dry skin. I was just about to order the Hakuhodo stippling brush that you highly recommend but wonder how it compares to Wayne’s? Thanks in advance!

Sweet make up temptations 17 March, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Hi Linda,
yes I will review them as well, as soon as I get them, they have been shipped out some time ago but still not here 🙁
hopefully soon!
You wonder how the new stippling from Wayne’s collection compares to the Hakuhodo J4001 right ? I don’t know for now so we’ll see that shortly!

Linda 18 March, 2014 - 5:54 am

So excited to hear from you Sonia, thanks!
I’ll definitely be on the lookout for your upcoming review! While I’m enjoying most of The Collection on a daily basis, I’m hesitant to dip them in cream products for fear that I’ll ruin them. So I’m sticking with my trusty goat hair brushes like the MAC 217, and even better, the Hakuhodo J5223 for that. Wondering if Wayne’s new soft goat hair brushes will fit the bill for me.
Regarding the stippling brush I was actually referring to the Hakuhodo J544, or is that like comparing apples and oranges?
Cheers =0)

Ryou 10 April, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Why did it take me so long to find your blog? This review is everything I want and then some. I’ve been debating getting brush #2 but I’ve been hesitating because the handle seems a bit too long for my liking. Now I know exactly how long the brush is! Thank you! 😀

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Samaneh 16 April, 2015 - 5:45 am

I have Wayne #06 and also a Koyudo red handle(Gray Squirrel Shader Brush/NEOKUD-268) brush. Wayne’s is very scratchy compared to the Koyudo’s. At least that’s how I feel when I use them. Strange, since they are both squirrel hair. Anyhow, can I get your opinion about what would be a Koyudo’s dupe. I like the thinness of it compared to Hakuhodo 5523, beacuse it gives me more control. Its tapered top is great for applying shadow to the lower lashline and super soft. Believe it or not, I was so disappointed when I received the Koyudo Shader Brush as I thought it was too like any blending brush, and just recently fell in love with it. I can’t wait to hear from you…

Karina Fogliani 26 January, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Sauternes is a great, “sweet” way to celebrate. Have you tried Chateau d’Yquem? Best Sauternes ever.

Sonia G. 26 January, 2018 - 7:34 pm

so easy to drink right!??
I don’t think I did, I will!!


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