I have been kindly requested to post a few pics here so here they are. Please keep in mind : this is not yet a review!!
I will have many things to say about them, hopefully good 😉 I have to specially share why after my story with the old set, today I ended up with the full collection!
Without a doubt they are an upgrade from the first set but I would like to take some time to use them, see if and how I can get used to the magnets before sharing my final thoughts. You know I am not comfortable around magnets but I have to try 😀
The white hair brushes are not “Koyudo” or “Hakuhodo J Series” type of soft, but they still are extremely nice, slightly softer than the Kabuki from the old set and more nicely shaped.
The squirrel hair brushes are insanely soft so I can only recommend you to go ahead with your order if softness was your concern (you won’t regret them).
The 21 mineral buffer is also very soft and the 22 pro powder (although I wish it was denser) is amazing kind of soft, I am tempted to say that this one is close to Chikuhodo Z-series type of soft but I would like to wash them and confirm to you how they hold on and how they go into shape after the wash.
This is the back of the Rae Plate listed in the accessories, it comes in a protective pouch:
And here are the rest of the pics I took today but they are pre-washed, final pics in my final review!
I hope you enjoy and although it’s not a review, it helps you a bit 🙂
As I said I will have so many things to say about this set, how it got improved, what I like and why. I am working on it and will share A.S.A.P. !
In the meantime if you have any questions and I can help you answer them, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂
GORG PICS SWEETIE!!! Still not tempted to get the deluxe kabuki cheek brushes due its magnets. It would be different if I have my own “Beaute Boudoir”. But I dont, so due to lack of storing space I just cant get the plates.
Very curious abt the cheek bone brush and if the black Radiance is of the same quality as the latest version.
A removable magnet would have been a great option for these! But I guess Rae is too magnetized to her magnets huh!
You have the beauty metal containers right ? so you can “click” them on the top and put a big glass bell over it to avoid that they get dusty 😛 😀 😀
My 2 new metal cabinets are already FULL 🙂 🙂 so, NO space left for magnetic brushes atm!
Sonia, the Radiance is painted wood right? Does it look like the Kiwami? Those are painted too?! I wonder how the paint will hold or if they will wear off after so many use.
lol Melissa, actually I am planning on hanging my plates on the wall (like shelves, with shelves hooks) so it doesn’t take any space on my beauty dresser 😉 I have two so one on each side of the dresser!
The new Radiance is softer but I am not sure I am not preferring the old one for some reason, looks more traditional and although I prefer the softness of the new one, I prefer the hair of the old one, I am so weird 🙁
I used the new one today and performed better than expected so I may be wrong, need a few days.
For sure the squirrel brushes are much better quality!
hahaha you crack me up, I had them for 1 day and the magnets and I are struggling together, still, I am enjoying the brushes too much to have enough energy to fight them but I cannot count how many times they fell on the floor! (one lifted two coming, 1 on the floor… ) it’s ok when they are on the plate but when I was washing them I think they feel 10 times, no one broke! youhouuu 😀
removable magnets (or clipable) would have been nicer for me but we have to salute innovation as well… without innovation we ain’t going anywhere 😀
You know what image I have…. one day when you are too lazy to get out of bed to do your makeup, just take a huge electromagnet, aim it at the plates with the brushes, turn it on and say, “come to mama”!!! 😛
bahahahahaha Bonnie you are a monster 😀 <3
Hahaha bonnie thats an good idea 😛
But sonia if you’re too tired about all the magnets than ask your BF if he can build something like this for you 😀
that’s insane 😀 and to be honest, I did think about it and had asked him 😀
Hahaha Sonia tell your BF when he build a demagnitizer he should make a demagnetize service for us. We send him our brushes and he gets a service fee for every demagnetized brush so he can be a part of our SMUT community but can make something with tools…. HAHAHA
I know, I am sure he would love to do that, if only he had time. He was even ejected from physics class because he was always proving the teacher didn’t get it right and the teacher couldn’t end his classes in peace with him around… he is insane 😀 I am super proud of him, believe me if he had time he would do it!
I just regret that the magnets are not an option so that people who love them can have them and those who prefer without, could be happy too.
I think there are customers on both sides, we’ll see how this ends with me but honestly I love too much the brushes and I would have loved this range with or without magnets… even the lipstick brush and the eyeliner and concealer, they are just great, the lipstick brush has just the perfect flexibility and size, the control is out of this world!
Without showing him the instructions, he knew how to do it and he told me that if he had time he could have fun creating it, he is just way too busy at the moment ^_^ but the more I use them, the more it breaks my heart to think we would remove the soul of the brushes… I’ll see if I get used to them first, it’s getting better 😛
Then you can also have brushes hanging down underneath to double the space of the plate 🙂
hanging down would also be better because they cant get dusty 😀
You will put holes into your new walls for the plates?? what if you decide to move your dresser? then you have to move your plates again and even out the holes in your wall, not to mention repaint that part of the wall! have you thought abt that? Especially after all the renovation works I wouldnt want that! I hate hanging things on my walls, except when Im pretty sure it will stay there for the next 10 years………LOL
And if you drop your brushes often enough they will get demagnetized automatically 🙂 🙂 Read this from Ehow:
“When a magnet is hammered or dropped, the vibrations caused by the impact on the magnet randomize the magnetic molecules within the magnet, forcing them out of order and destroying the long-range order of the unit magnet.”
So you should drop those brushes on the floor at least once a day……..LOL
yes I did Melissa and my BF too LOOOL “you better know where you want those holes and not change your mind!!!”
I will be hanging many things 😛
you crack me up!!
Now its the first time i really can see the new handle of the radiance and i like how they improved it !
So now the radiance is sure on my list and i will see after your review which brush shape i like after a wash and i will add one or two others 😀
I felt these at the last Sydney IMATS and I think they’re a definite upgrade from her previous range. Do you know if the ultimate cheek bone is as small/narrow as the previous version? I love the softness of the new one but I saw it on youtube and it looked a bit bigger/fluffier!
Big fan, Sonia <3
I posted pics of both here :
it is fluffier, hopefully you can see the size difference in these pics 🙂
For me it’s better that it is fluffier but I see what you mean, I use other tiny ones for contour when I want to keep it small and precise.
Big fan too!! warm hugs from Switzerland!
Awww geez I really like the dark handles. Wonder if they do trade-ins lol.
Great review and photos…this really helps me with my purchases!
YAY Sonia :)))) I do VERY much hope that the issues you’ve had with RM since as long as I can remember will finally be buried with this collection!
I am really enjoying the new & vastly improved Rae Morris brushes! The old set certainly had quality & consistency issues, but I still loved the innovative forms of the brushes. I’m totally thrilled that my investment in her new range has payed off so tremendously. Even the magnets are no longer really an issue for me. The price of the brushes is certainly not for the weak of heart, but the quality is very evident in this set & I don’t for a second regret the splurge.
My personal faves are the # 21, 22 & 23 – which is totally back-up worthy!! , the mini kabuki for contouring, ALL 5 of the shader brushes & of course the new & very beautiful radiance brush.
I soooooooo hope that you will find your peace with this lovely set.
Did you buy the whole set, Buggsie???
Hey Bonnie 😉
have you completed your move yet?
No, I didn’t buy them all, but have gone back for seconds on some of them already. The # 23 is my # 1 !! Love it!
I skipped the liner brushes, the concealer & lip brushes, fan brush, foundation contour brush & the brow & mascara combs.
The #16 angle brow/ mascara definer from her old collection is still my favourite for combing my brows. I know that it’s meant for mascara, but it has the perfect combination of firmness yet soft/ gentleness to brush my rather wimpy brows after I’ve applied brow pencil. I’m so glad that I got a back-up of that one before it was discontinued.
If your bank account has recovered enough after your VERY good Asia haul, then I’d definitely recommend picking up one or two of her new brushes……….for starters 😉
Ohhh a definite improvement! I have to say I am tempted by quite a few of them, and as the ultimate cheekbone had been on my to-get list for a while, I might just go ahead after reading your review!
Thank you for taking the time to thoroughly review these and collect your thoughts, I know how the previous set was disappointing to more than just a few of us here!
I know nothing about these Rae Morris brushes but they look stunning. I’m ignorant, what is a magnetic brush and why is it a cool thing? Does it help pick up the iron oxide in powder better? I vaguely remember some brushes a few years ago–I don’t remember what brand, an indie makeup artist?– with this magnetic thing, I never bought them but I don’t know how valid a concept it is.
In my brush adventures, I have experienced how different a synthetic brush fiber picks up loose powder vs. an animal keratin hair, a keratinized hair strand has more microscopic “teeth” and picks up a diffused amount, at least this is my experience. Does a magnetic brush do something different?
In an unrelated topic, I ordered the Wayne Goss set and received it in 2 days from Beautylish–it’s back in stock. And it’s totally fabulous, I’ve spent certainly more than $200 on the Hakuhodo website with a hit-or-miss collection since I’ve never been able to see and try before buying–and Wayne’s brushes are a fantastic edited collection, a no brainer. Your thorough review was instrumental in helping me decide :-)) THANK YOU!
Hugs from the Florida swamp!!!
In regards to these Rae Morris, before they had magnets inside the ferrule to stick them to a metal plate (instead of simply putting them on the table), it did had the characteristic that the brushes were attracted to each other and could not be that practical. Now the magnet is in the bottom of the handle, that’s why you see them standing on the metal plate because of the magnets 🙂
The other brands that has magnetized brushes is Darac TourQuam (thank you Lillian 🙂 )
You can have a look at this review where a blogger mentions some features http://blog.mycosmeticbag.com/makeup-tools/darac-beauty-tourquam-magnetic-powder-brush
Funny she says the magnets are inside the ferrule and move around (I just can’t work with knocking brushes so if the Darac brush magnets are moving by default, there is no way I will be able to enjoy it.
Also have a look at this : http://www.amazon.com/Darac-Beauty-D005-Tourquam-Brush/dp/B0026H20L2
and at the description :
So magnets in brushes… I am addressing this topic with a professional and will give you a feedback on using magnets near your heart but the first feedback I had is that for a magnet to interfere with a pacemaker, it has to be of a different kind of magnetic field and much much bigger. So I am not convinced that this description is accurate. Although I wouldn’t store them near credit cards of they may just erase the magnetic stripe when those cards still use them.
I also quote this from this blog :
We often store our wallet near the phone or the tablet where the protective pouches are magnetized and we don’t experience a lot of issues… so, when I will post my review I will also address this topic 🙂
To answer the other topic, natural hair has a cuticule that synthetic doesn’t, as much as I have tried synthetic brushes and I do like them, I am not sure they will perform with the same evenness and efficiency (although you can totally achieve a fantastic result with synthetic brushes and synthetic brushes are often very surprising!)
The WG brushes are really nice, I am glad you love them 🙂
Thank you for your support and your kind comment!
aaaaah sunny Florida … *dreaming*
aaaah the science of brushes!!! I love it!! I didn’t realize those Rae Morris have a magnet at the end so you can stand them up, I bet you can hang them down too on a metal shelf so for drying after washing…hmmm, very interesting! thank you for your educational and thorough post! I was really clueless about the magnet situation 🙂
and thank you–it was Darac Tourquam!! I remember reading about them years ago but I completely forgot the name, too much stuff in our heads….
I would imagine the magnet could screw up other similarly charged surfaces, I wouldn’t put my brushes by my credit cards or cell phone but you never know how upside down life can get 🙂
In regards to a pacemaker, good Lord, I don’t have one but I feel for people with them, every time I go through an airport I wonder if they’re kind of freaking out with the x ray machines. But if I’m the little old lady in the cardiac care unit someday with a pacemaker, I will not let go of my makeup or my brushes, magnets or not !!! :-)))
ah, snow from Switzerland, want to trade for a bit? It’s seriously hot today had to put the A/C on!! but tomorrow a bit more cool air comes….hugs!!!
yes I trade with you RIGHT NOW!!
my grandma has a pacemaker 🙂
The handles especially on the fan brushes look better crafted. They are now really nice to look at.
I don’t really feel tempted though. Due to the magnets I would only like to have one single brush to avoid the hassle with the magnets. So maybe if there is one in particular that performs fantastically, I may buy one.
So I am following the reviews and comments about them 😉
There is more than one that perform great, still preferring them without magnets though.
The most annoying moment is when I wash them, they always end on the floor because I am always rushing but other than that, in the morning it doesn’t bother me, got used to the plates. That said, if you have many brushes you need two plates or otherwise sometimes two hands to pick them up (only if they are too many together)… imagine how good they must be because even with that, I do love them and reach for them daily.
just because I’m curious: are the brushes made in China or Japan? The old ones were made in China, when I remember properly.
I can see the improvement already on the pictures, they look really stunning.
Thank you for the sneak peek, looking forward to read your full review (and the opinions of all readers in the comments).
I will do my best to get that info for the review. I remember seeing Rae in a video in the manufacture but not sure yet for this one.
I can’t wait for your review! How’re you liking them so far??
I’m thinking that there’s definitely going to be a happy ending to this story.
Hopefully I can post it very soon, at least I have finished testing them all! 😛
In terms of loving how they perform, there is no doubt about it, I am loving them, even the lipstick, liner and the concealer brushes. The lipstick has a particularity that I don’t find in other brushes, it remains flat and thin, where others often narrow at the point even if they are square, the lipstick brush handle is longer than other brushes therefore it feels very natural to use it, it’s even one of my top favs of the set! This time the eyeliner brushes are easier to handle (more weight) and the point is soft and has enough flexibility. The concealer brush allows precision and helps me with the La Mer concealer that I am not that much liking 😛 but with this brush for some reason it’s applying it better and sheerer.
Still working on “the liking of the magnets topic”, the overall look of the brush with the magnet is beautiful but the magnets are still not adopted, I need to work on it, the more the days go by the easier it gets and the less I feel clumsy but yes despite me struggling, there is a high probability for a very happy ending story!
I can already share my favs :
23 liquid foundation
6 deluxe pro blender
12 lash line smudger
10 deluxe oval shadow
8 medium point shader (actually all the crease brushes are soft and efficient)
22 pro powder
19 lip brush
3 ultimate cheekbone
8.5 deluxe round shader
I prefer the old radiance to the new one but I am still balancing the reasons 🙂
I think we could even add one or two more brushes to her collection to have it entirely matching my own personal crazy *needs* but of course I can apply everything I want with them, I just see even more room for other options…
I have paid for part of the set, not all the set, some of them they have been given to me, but I want to share the full story with you all in my review and I will exactly say why I like them or not, I have extended comments on every single one of them!
And you ? still liking them ? I know you love the 23 and maybe you remember, since the first day and the past set, I love it! I am glad and relieved she decided to release it again! phewwwwwwww
You know, I think the magnets bother me less because I don’t store all the brushes together. I have them standing in different glasses with similar brushes from other brands. In any one glass I only have 1 or 2 of the Rae brushes so they don’t really get close enought to stick together. I do find that the magnets are much less of a problem in the new brush design. I still don’t really get the need for magnets, but I like them anyway.
The # 23 is, in my opinion, even better than the orginal & I love it. Sorry, I think I’ve mentioned that before about 100 times ;p ?? It’s really my HG foundation brush.
I’m still using the old radiance, but I love looking at the new one 🙂
Sorry. Really badly written……”I still don’t really get the need for magnets, but I like ‘them’ = ( the brushes, NOT the magnets!! ) anyway.
I ordered the Kabuki set just before Christmas and then liked them so much I ordered the whole set once Rae Morris announced the introduction of the metal Rae plate last week. I’ve been playing with them this weekend and I really like the brushes. The individual brushes are good but for the price, I do think that you have to like the magnets.
With the plate, the magnets make sense and work the way Rae intended but without an appropriate surface for the magnetic brushes, it’s just annoying. When I came to wash the brushes I took them to the bathroom in a cup and obviously they all stuck together. Even when lined on the plate, if you have two brushes too close together then will stick together. If you have the whole set you ideally need two plates (I’ve ordered another one).
Overall some of the brushes aren’t dense enough for me but they are soft and the pointed crease brushes are great. My favourite so far is actually the new Radiance and also the lip brush and concealer brush. I really like the thickness of the synthetic fibres in the lip and concealer brush. I might need to order a couple of extras.
As an experiment I’m going to use only the Rae Morris brush set for the next two weeks to give them a really thorough test and see how I get on. I’ve done a review on the Kabuki set already:
Not having owned any of the first set, I was a bit more open to the idea of the magnets in the new set. But of course like everyone else I await Sonia’s full review with great interest!
I agree with you, either you like the magnets or you take the plates (or if you don’t want to splurge, any other metallic plate but the plates look nice and pro).
Like for many things that are new and innovations, we may need time to get used to them so I allow myself a few days to really balance my final opinion.
For sure I have favorite and less favorite brushes but I am glad they are complimentary to my current collection. Some are totally must haves and in my opinion should be part of everyone’s daily brushes 🙂
can’t wait to share the review, and I totally hate when my job steals me my evenings and weekends, just not fun 🙁
thanks for the link 🙂 I am also a big huge fan of the lip and concealer brush.
I never use a lip brush,so I’ll skip that, but with all the praise of the concealer brush I think I’m going to HAVE to test it. What is so great/ special about it???
I wasn’t using lip brushes until I got this one 😀
I have no precise clue yet, it just does a great job, maybe because the product doesn’t stick as much to the bristles and gives a more glowy finish, I am not sure…
I have good news, I finally finished my huge task-project-whatever at work and I will as of tomorrow be able to catch up with all your comments and answer them. I had to work all weekend, day and nearly night 🙁 Just wanted to say that to all of you, I am still here, just totally under water with work.
Also am preparing the two reviews (Rae and Kiwami!!) took so many pics tonight!
getting there getting there… wish days had 48 hours 🙁
Hey, if days had 48 hours we’d all be half our age 🙂 😀
Now that’s a pretty cool thought! If we worked 48 hours a day though we’d probably be dead before age 50 which would have me in my grave next year 🙁
Sonia, I LOVE, LOVE your Brush Tempel pic ! It’s soooooo mega cute!!! I think your day does have more than 24 hours!!
Oh my.. Buggsie you have funny thoughts there!! 😀
hahaha the entry to Heaven 😀 😀 (or the descent to hell as my bf just called it!)
I found that pic while researching some things for work and I thought “that’s it”!! I bought it then I just had to add some stairs and a few little guys… with my little design knowledge!
Life is starting to get back into track, and I will be spending more time here with you, I just can’t wait! Still catching up with emails and comments but if only days were a little longer that would really help.
tonight I finished taking the comparison pics with Rae Morris brushes, so so so many pics! sometimes I think I should do things little by little but I just don’t learn…
bouncing happy with your comment about the Temple so just wanted to say a quick thank you!
(will bring more life into that Temple soon…)
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