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Wayne Goss – Face and eye sets

by Sonia G.

Wayne Goss has been very busy lately, after his first set, then the Holiday powder brush, he just released a new face set with 6 brushes, it is available in two places depending on where you live. So hop hereย (UK seller) or hereย (USA seller) depending on your location. These brushes were given to me by Wayne, we are both crazy about brushes (I mean really crazy) but this is not new to you. The eye set will be released very shortly, I believe on Tuesday for ย pre-order, then they will be sold individually but not yet.

Update : I believe these are white goat hair coloured brown (white hair is often bleached to have the final very white finish, brown hair brushes come usually from white hair coloured brown or “tea”, black goat brushes are usually dyed black). ย I washed them and no issues whatsoever, no bleeding of course.

I just know that my hair is exactly the same color!! well, the WG brushes don’t have white hairs hiding in the middle of them ๐Ÿ˜€ this reminds me I need an urgent appointment to the hairdresser, my roots are approx 7cm long.. last time I went to the hairdresser was in Scotland, in September! ย Anyway, that’s another topic but my hair is dry and the goat bristles are in much better shape!


The Face Set


The brushes are all goat except for the #20, which is a blend with squirrel/goat and the #10, synthetic/goat. On the back of the handle you see the number of the brush and it looks like it has been written with laser, maybe this will prevent the lettering to wash away, to be confirmed with time but it does feel and look nice.

The #18 looks like canadian or pine squirrel but it is goat, feels softer than the usual type of black goat hair but we will talk about this later on.


The Eye Set

First a pic with some of the Wayne Goss face brushes. What I wanted to show you here is specially the 3 on the left, the difference in their size, both front and sideways (I am just rotating the two on the left)



The 12 and 13 are dense brushes, the 11 is less dense and more splayed out. The 14 is not dense, has a lot of flexibility (this brush is probably my fav from the face set).


I am going to show you some comparison pics and I also took pics against my face as I was applying my makeup since you seem to like that ๐Ÿ™‚ (thank you!)

Wayne Goss #10

This is the classical stippling brush, similar to the Mac 187, if you are used to apply your foundation -or other product- with the Mac 187, this does it the same way, just better, I feel like it has more “grip” to blend the product ย than the Mac.

I use it for Chanel Bronze Universel, Sisley phyto-touche sun glow, Givenchy Croisiรจre bronzers (all creamy-gel textures). I don’t use it for foundation because it doesn’t have enough control for me and I don’t find these stippling brushes allow me a flawless blending. It is very soft, the surface is larger than the Mac 187 but other than that, it is a similar brush, just more freaking gorgeous.




The stippling family :






By the way, I placed last week an order for this brushย but my expectations are similar than with a WG10 or a Mac 187, I don’t expect it to be any better in terms of control or blending, it was just because I wanted the whole stippling family and no family is complete without a Koyudo member.

Wayne Goss #11


This is the type of brush that any artist who releases a brush collection should include and in my opinion it is mandatory. Charlotte Tilbury did it (although it is scratchy for me), Kashoen have one (love it), Louise Young has one (again too scratchy for my sensitive skin). Rae Morris needs to come up with one “fool-proof” type of blush brush. Her Kabukis are really lovely but quite dense.

This one differs from other blush brushes because it is not too dense, not too floppy, perfect balance between softness and efficiency. Same about the Hakuhodo J110 or the Kashoen blush brush, these two follow the same pattern.



WG #11 ย is a bit denser than the Kashoen (Kashoen is a HG for me), they are very similar in the way the work, just that the Kashoen is a bit more splayed out. The softness of the WG#11 is similar, not much difference and the density is a bit missleading when trying to compare them.

The Bobbi Brown powder brush pictured here was my very first high end brush, I paid 80chf (approx 80usd) in Switzerland for it, I don’t know how many years it has but a lot. It is not that soft but it was super efficient and I was using it for everything, the density ratio was so perfect! I remember someone asking me recently “you don’t show any BB brushes, don’t you like them ?” well yes I do for some, but I have a lot of them so if I have to make comparisons to all the others I own it will take me forever to take the pics. I am not complaining ๐Ÿ™‚ I just wanted to take this opportunity to mention why I started with very high end softer brushes when these were perfectly doing their job, because I needed softer versions. ย Today I have very sensitive skin and specially around my eyes I can only use non-cut soft brushes. I could still use the BB powder brush here but I prefer softer brushes, not because I am spoiled (just a bit) but because I can really feel a huge difference.

The Hakuhodo J110 and Koyudo BP016 are less dense than the WG 11, just slightly softer too but not much, on the skin you can feel they have different density but not different softness.

The Charlotte Tilbury has a perfect shape and size, but gosh it’s doesn’t feel that pleasant at all. It’s very sad because it would be a fantastic brush.

I have also been asked to compare my brushes to more easily available brushes (Mac for example), I have a Mac 116 but although I love it’s size and density it is just rough in comparison to the WG 11, you have more precision with the 116 since it’s small and firm but I can’t really use it, I keep it for other reasons.

In comparison, the LY, CT, are really a world apart, absolutely not as soft as Wayne’s.

It is also a nice size to fit nearly all of us, I can use it for bronzer, blush, powder or contour.

ย 11Wayne Goss #12

It’s a blush, contour, powder brush, just like the #11 but denser and flat at the top.



Similar to TF 06 and Hakuhodo J5543, same density. It feels like these two white ones are softer than the WG but on the skin I feel no difference.

I also show you the portable Hakuhodo that came with this set, it is not as dense but it has a very similar shape. Even if it has a blend of squirrel/goat, it feels quite similar in terms of softness to the three on the left.




Sideways you have a better view of the surface :




Wayne Goss #13

I prefer flat blush brushes than pointy, I thought this would be very dense and that it would feel like a mass of hair but I was wrong and I am so happy about that!



I often heard that the Mac 109 or Hakuhodo 210 were versatile brushes, everybody has his own opinion and I totally respect it. I don’t find these two (Mac 109, Haku 210) ย that versatile, they are too dense for that but it is just my humble opinion.

With the WG 13 you are more close to the Chikuhodo GSN-04 density than the Hakuhodo 210 (or Mac 109). I love this WG a lot, I would have preferred if it was even a bit less dense but it is really gorgeous. I get more use of it than the Mac 109 or similar density brushes. It is softer than the Koyudo C004, it’s a bit similar to the GSN-04 in softness (it’s a blend goat/squirrel). The Chikuhodo RC-2 is softer than the others because it is only squirrel hair.

I love round flatish brushes and you can see that in this pic (but I have even more…) :




Mac 109 and Hakuhodo 210 are a bit too rough, the Koyudo C004p is better.

Since the WG is apparently non-dyed, you can use liquid or cream products with them. I tried to apply my liquid foundation with it. Pros : the brush didn’t look that dirty afterwards. Cons : although I managed to blend it, it took me a while so it would probably work much better with powder foundations.



Wayne Goss #14

Now I enter Heaven territory. I know this kind of brushes may not be for everyone, they are not dense and not that controllable but I absolutely love it!

Wayne here comes up with fun hair and a super fun shape. A bit hit for me.



One of my HG blush brushes is the Tanseido YSC 17, this WG is very close in terms of functionality. I don’t only use it for powder but also for pigmented blushes. Work it in a spiral motion until I get the graduation and intensity that I want. Of course the Tanseido white goat are softer but not that much! I added the Suqqu cheek for you to see the size difference.






Wayne Goss #15

This is the fan that I think I will use the most amongst my little fan collection. It also matches my hair so nicely that I am thinking of also using it to hold my hair up in a bun ย ๐Ÿ™‚


It is denser than the Hakuhodo J4004, not much but enough to make it more controllable, it also has more surface to work with. The RM fan is less flexible in comparison, thinner. The Paula Dorf is a wild boy (when you try to use it, the bristles don’t really follow a pattern and run uncontrollably in every direction…) therefore there is not much I can do with that one and doesn’t get much use, I feel like its flexibility is more like an on or off and that doesn’t happen with the others.







Wayne Goss #16

It’s a dense brush, an efficient blender and you will see that I have quite a few supercharged blenders like this one. The reason is that I love to work with dense eyebrushes (squirrel) but then of course sometimes I am surprised by the pigmentation and need full power with the blending to quickly correct my mess. Also sometimes I think I can pull off a med smokey eye to work… then I realise that I was too optimistic and I need some help to tone down the intensity. So either I use them to blend (with the purpose of toning down a too heavy eye) or just simply to blend the edges or the application softly. It’s also appropriate to apply a base color all over the lid.



Very soft, just like the white Hakuhodos but a bit more flexible which is even better.

The Evgeny is not as dense and this is better if you want a softer blending in the surface but there is nothing you can do with the Evgeny that you can’t do with the Wayne… furthermore, the Wayne brushes you can use them with liquids too (concealer, etc) so they will fit more purposes than black goat or squirrel brushes and since they are darker than the white, you won’t be as much bothered by them and they won’t be needing such a regular wash.



Wayne Goss #17

Another one that is soft and nicely bundled.



It has more flexibility and thickness than the Hakuhodo B532. I would say it’s more like the Hakuhodo Kokutan M in terms of flexibility and behaviour. I love them all so it’s difficult to say if you need one better than another at this point. They are all fantastic for base color and either the white options or the WG 17 are ok with liquid products.

The Mac 239 and Hakuhodo J220G are here for size comparison purposes.





Wayne Goss #18

This one looks like pine or canadian squirrel but it isn’t. I have only use it once but it was much more promising that I thought.



I applied this morning some dark shadow on the mobile lid with the Mac 239 and on the other eye with the WG18 just for testing purposes.

I found out that in comparison to the Mac 239:

  1. the WG18 applies more evenly, where with the Mac 239 I have darker little zones that I need to blend out… = +1 point for the WG.
  2. the WG18 is softerย +1 point for the WG
  3. the WG is more flexible and allows me more control.ย +1 point for the WG

Now if you want the softness of a squirrel brush, you have to take a squirrel brush because when you use it perpendicular you feel it’s not. For some this will be a ย problem, since I will never use this brush perpendicular, I am really deeply loving it and this will be no problem for me. I use a Mac 239 very very often but I will use this instead since it’s softer and I find it more efficient.



By the way, the Jane Iredale Chisel Shader I have here is really nice. I have truly been surprised by how even and nicely bundled it is. I paid peanuts for it on BeautyBridge.com because it was being stopped on their website ย or discontinued or just on sale ? I don’t know, but if that is the case it is sad. Now I don’t see it anymore on the beautybridge website but I think it’s still available on others.

The Piccasso is not a brush I enjoy at all, too thin and too scratchy.

The Zoeva is nicely bundled and shaped but the softness is not enough for me to use it.

I didn’t have time to compare it with others but if you have questions, please leave them here and I will get back to you.



Wayne Goss #19

A crease brush, a fantastic one. I consider it fantastic because the application is even, pleasant and fool-proof. I applied a dark shade in the crease and I had no corrections to do at all, the edges were naturally blended as I applied. It’s actually a softer version of the Paula Dorf crease, a bit less thick but works the same way.


I first knew about the Royal and Langnickel thanks toย sugarpuffandfluffย videos, if you are in a budget, this brush is really amazing for its price.ย ย Of course not as soft as Hakuhodo or Wayne’s squirrel crease brushes but still, softer than Nars squirrel or Trish McEvoy squirrel crease brushes. The Mac 226 is here just for reference but it is too rough for me.

If you have any questions about these crease brushes, please let me know in the comments, I have only the Wayne brushes since Friday and could only use them twice, that is not enough for a very clear comparison to all these competitors ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that the ones I will reach for the most are actually the WG ย 19, the Paula Dorf and the RM, the Tom Ford I use it but try to reserve it a bit since it’s much more expensive.

In comparison to the WG 19, the TF 13 is firmer, not as easy to use with darker crease colors for me because it will bring more intensity to them.



Too rough for me : the Trish McEvoy 29, the Mac 226.

Very fool-proof : WG19 (that’s a huge benefit, it’s amazing), PD sheer crease, RL BC430, Nars 13 (but the Nars is in the verge of really getting too rough…), the CT is nice and soft but it covers more surface than the WG and since the surface is flat, it doesn’t offer the same diffused application. The Sephora is not bad at all (it’s not in verge of getting too rough but not far away).

Softer : the RM but the application is more directional, also the WG 04 is softer but that is normal.

By the way, as I speak the Paula Dorf sheer crease is available on their Paula Dorf website!



Wayne Goss #20

Very tapered but unlike the Chikuhodo Z-10 you can actually work with the tip.

The Chikuhodo Z-10 is a bit too flexible to allow precise control but this WG 20 since it has a blend of squirrel and goat does the job very nicely and precisely. That makes it less soft than the Z-10 or the Suqqu S but if you don’t mind that (I don’t) you will get more use out of it. I like to darken the bottom lash line with just powder application but not easy to keep it office appropriate, the Suqqu S applies a bit too thick although it’s a really great brush. I can manage office appropriate with the WG #20.

The Hakuhodo G5520 was my HG for a long while, now it’s becoming a bit too rough because my eyes are tired and my skin feels really sensitive. I try to not use the Hakuhodo G5520 or B533 when I am like that, the WG 20 is softer than these two but less soft than pure squirrel brushes. You definitely feel that there is a blend because that’s also the reason why the shape remains so much tapered and controllable.



My fav brushes here are the Chanel 24 (but it is discontinued!), then the Koyudo C011 (which is as soft as squirrel but since it’s white it gets dirty every day and it’s a pain).ย Although it’s too soon for the final verdict, following to yesterday’s application, the WG 20 is joining the top of the list.

The Koyudo BP039 when used sideways and perpendicularly it is a fantastic smudger. It’s a flat brush (in the pic it is placed sideways), it’s the same material than the little purple Hakuhodo brush, it’s Tamage, very soft and firm, you can press harder without hurting your skin. It is as soft as squirrel but often packed for more density and firmness. I don’t really like it for laydown brushes but I love it for smudging.

Again if you have questions about the other brushes you are welcome to leave me your comments.

Zoeva, Sigma, Mac are really too rough for me, they irritate my eyes.

The Hakuhodo G5514 and G5515 are soft enough, they are nice brushes but I need to wash them more often than darker ones.

The Burberry is soft and very pleasant, you can nicely smoke out a dark shadow in the bottom lashline (it is small enough for that) but it’s more difficult to pack on color. It’s the only Burberry brush that I love from the brand.




Bottom line

I posted this pic on Instagram and I was happily surprised that I received a few very nice comments ๐Ÿ˜€ thereforeย I will share what the products are.

For this look I used only Wayne’s brushes, my conclusion is that they are super worth it, I could speak more about them but I think they speak for themselves, they are different, sexy, soft, interesting and versatile. When you are a brush collector and you think you have it or have seen it all, until you get these, you don’t.



The Final WG Look

This is on my face, quite a lot huh … ย I applied all that in that order :



  1. Laura Mercier Repair creme (very rich, only for very dry or special skin)
  2. By Terry Serum cellularose (will try to review these, I have and love them all…I need some weapons to fight my skin ageing process and I feel like it helps a bit, I am 43 in April and so far did not went to get any extra help, I might, who knows… I have deep wrinkles and fine lines, the serums help to make the skin look smoother but it won’t erase the wrinkles! I apply them all over the face underneath the foundation)
  3. Suqqu foundation (it’s a discontinued one, I finished my Ellis Faas so I am using up the ones that I can) I used the WG#13 to apply it, it took me a while so I prefer the WG#01. I don’t apply a heavy layer of foundation and coverage but that’s just how I prefer it).
  4. Tom Ford eye base (for me it’s the best)
  5. Tom Ford Bronzer in Terra (Yes still loving that one… I apply it very lightly before contour) I applied it with the WG #12.
  6. RMK MT-08 for contour, applied with the WG #12.
  7. Anna Sui #400 (love that one to pieces) Applied with the WG#14.
  8. Cle de Peau (I prefer golden highlighters so enjoying this but not using it often), applied with the fan, went a bit all over but anyway I wasn’t trying to control it…
  9. Chanel Bois de Rose lipliner (just to even up the lip color)
  10. Addiction Tuxedo Moon (major dips, very neutral palette with a twist, super easy to wear either for soft or dramatic looks), used the #17 to apply the base, then the #18 on the mobile lid. I used the #19 to apply the brown in the crease – love it because I did not had to bring any corrections at all. I used the #20 to apply black in the outer v and brown and black in the bottom lashline, then blended everything with the #16.
  11. Sisley 02 lip balm twist thing (just to add some color and plump)
  12. Bobbi Brown Jet eyeliner (any black liner will do… I just added this very close to the upper lash line and in the waterline, there is no pencil eyeliner in the bottom lashline, there is just powder applied with the WG#20!)
  13. RMK extra deep W mascara
  14. Sisley twisty thing in 01, it’s just a beige that I applied on top of the first one to give my lips more shine and sparkly finish and tone down the pink.


Please have a look at these videos for more info :


Vintageortacky interview with Wayne


I will link more in the future.

Just a little important note : I also receive many emails with questions but I am so sorry I am really behind to answer you because of my work changes that happened these past weeks. Hopefully it will calm down soon. If you don’t hear about me, it’s not because I am getting less interested, I am just super busy trying to cope with my double-life (well, work and blog!).

Update 01.04.2014

I have been using the brushes for a few days now and wanted to update you.

Eye brushes

The crease 19 is ย absolutely a must-have, I have been playing with stronger, sheerer and any type of powder shadows, I never ever had to correct/remove or tone down the application, you can build it up slowly until it gets the intensity you really want and the edges could not be any better diffused.

The pencil 20 is actually like a pencil with powder at the tip, so precise, controllable. ย It has enough firmness to draw a line along the lash line without going too far down, without having to go 300 times along the lashline to get the intensity you need, less movements, less friction. Wonderful. Beginners will be thrilled, professionals will be in trouble when they will have to switch to something else. It’s only when you go back that you realize the potential of what you have in your hands.

I had issued a search warrant for a Mac 239 dupe, the 18 flat lay down has actually replied to my call. It’s not white, not that it matters at all, it’s more flexible than the Mac 239, similar size and usage, I find it is more efficient for me with the products I use with it (often very dark) because the edges are more diffused, the application is easier, more pleasant and I am not compromising on efficiency.

The 16 and 17 are just amazing brushes, I can’t find anything bad to say about them. Blending with the 16 is a dream, applying the base color with the 17 is super easy, doesn’t retain product on the brush, just glides and deposits what I want where I want.

I cannot believe how easy to use they are, any beginner will be amazed, if you need your first set, go with this, you’ll have everything you need. The professionals will also adore them, they are not that cheap but they are worth their price for sure. I still love the first eye brushes (squirrel) that Wayne released (specially the 03 and 06) but this set is truly useful and mandatory.

Face brushes

I’m still thinking that the 14 is my fav, the most unique of them. If you had to start with only one, I think the 11 is the one to start with due to the versatility if offers.

All of them are wonderful brushes, I can only recommend you to splurge, you will not only be supporting Wayne but you will be enjoying the brushes!

If you get them, let us know if and how you like them ๐Ÿ™‚



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midnitedesire 30 March, 2014 - 8:28 pm

Iย thinkย i actually ‘sighed’ when iย first sawย it.ย ย itย is very niceeee and Iย mightย have toย getย the eye set

Hmmm, is it odd to say that i findย looking at these beautiful pics therapeutic and calming?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 8:58 pm

I agree with you Tesla, they are amazingly zenifying, maybe because I don’t feel that urge to wash them all the time like white brushes ๐Ÿ™‚
I do prefer white brushes but there is the stress to clean them, I don’t really adore black ones because they appear not as sexy, these certainly look good !

Buggsiebee 30 March, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ALL hail the QUEEN of Brush!
Your reviews cannot be topped Sonia!! YAAAAAY that you got Wayne’s new eye brushes to review first because there is nobody,NOBODY that does it better.
Every time you do a review, I’m just bowled over by the knowledge, effort & personality that make your reviews simply AMAZEBALLS!!
I will be picking up the eye set, as I have the other WG sets. I must confess that I was a tad concerned that WG had jumped on the comercial bandwaggon & was churning these issues out in the name of profit, but I should have known better. Although I was not too enthused about the limited Xmas brush, I have become used to it now & use ist quite often actually which says a lot when I look at my 100’s of alternatives. The face brushes were also a mega surprise because I was thinking YAWN… Hakuhodo in brown, but they’re not. They’re different & I am really happy that Wayne has produced something uniquely his.
Funny….I also use the Sisley 01 to tone down the 02 pink ๐Ÿ™‚
I do think that you should absolutely try the IT cosmetics CC foundation. I’m sure that it will be RIGHT up your alley!!

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:05 pm

oh dear Buggsie!!
thank you !! that really helps me to keep me going! you are precious!
you need the eye set, I know you, you need it! I used it today again and I am more than happy and blown away. That crease brush !!! just does the job with me sleeping !
I am glad you are loving the Christmas one, I use it a lot because I never have to dose or pay attention and works with anything ๐Ÿ™‚
I confirm he has been working and listening and you know, I think they really match his personality super nicely. They feel cosy and comforting and Wayne is just that way. He is insanely caring and I am not sure that this really comes out on his videos but yes, I think the brushes looks like tiny little Waynes ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
yeah for Sisley! and yes I will try this IT since I will have a parcel incoming from the USA ๐Ÿ˜‰

kimitrulla 30 March, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Sonia, what a great, detailed and helpful review.SUPER. And Sonia writes the magic words “Tanseido YSC 17”. My HG blush brush ever. I need this brush 14 necessarily. I hope the brushes will be soon sold separately. I can not wait. This brush 14 is made for me.

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Yes they will be sold separately for sure! the 14 for me it’s a dream, I was looking for it this morning and I did not want to go out without having used it ๐Ÿ˜€ I am so hopeless ๐Ÿ˜€

Carlyn 30 March, 2014 - 9:41 pm

First I want to say that I love your hair styled this way, beautiful. Your pictures holding the brushes are lovely and a really good way to gauge the brush size, really helpful. You’ve satisfied my curiosity about these brushes and I think I may be picking up a few of these when they become available individually, maybe the 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20. Thanks again for the awesome review and photo heavy info, love it.

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:12 pm

hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you! still need that appointment urgently otherwise I will be spending all my money on super expensive shampoo like Philipp B and this can only be occasional!
it’s my pleasure Carlyn, I was lucky to have them quite quickly so I rushed for the post !! Everybody needs at least one because they are so unique.

212kiki 30 March, 2014 - 10:50 pm

They are not dyed ?? That sounds very good. I was wishing for that with the black goat brushes but the brown looks better to me. And i know that white goat brushes do look very fast “ugly” so this could be a nice option.
I’m not sure if i should go for the WG 13 or not. I like the J210 from the Haku winter set but it has the same shape….

Btw you look awesome in the pics, not you don’t look awesome all the time ๐Ÿ˜‰ hahahah

212kiki 31 March, 2014 - 12:04 am

Asche auf mein Haupt… Ups I forgot the Magic word which makes a nicer sentences :)))))
“not THAT you dont look awesome all the time” ๐Ÿ˜›

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:26 pm

hahaha I hadn’t even noticed ze missing zat ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:18 pm

well… not sure at the end ๐Ÿ™
I got some info from my sources and I updated the post, it’s like white hair is bleached, brown or tea is colored (or dyed) and black is dyed… so… for sure they did not bleed at all and they do not feel like there is a coating on them.
when you browse through the hair you don’t see weird bristles in between…
I have been told you can use them with liquids and creams too so… I am a bit confused.
Depends what you would use it for on a regular basis, maybe you want to use them often so one brush that matches a daily type of application would be a nice option ๐Ÿ™‚

muahahah thank you !!! <3 *happy bouncing*

212kiki 31 March, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Ahhh i see, so its like tanseido tea colored.
The notice about that you can also use them for liquid confused me too. I thought it must be something different than goat…
I think the way to get goat fully dyed black is more chemical and rougher than brown “dye”. The hairs bleed more with black than brown so that could be why you can also use it for liquid.
Wasn’t there a comment a long time ago from tanseido about that ??
Found it but I thought there was some more info about the brown hairs evtl in another comment…

I’d prefer a nice dyed brown than a bleeding black one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:19 pm

well sometimes it’s the durability of the brushes that makes them ok to use with liquid products, not sure about that, I will make sure that during my next trip I get this topic covered ๐Ÿ˜‰

yes me too!! I prefer brown (that’s why I got my tattoo brown instead of black ๐Ÿ˜€ )

konglishbeauty 30 March, 2014 - 11:26 pm

What a lovely Sunday treat to read this review, especially since I’m counting down the hours until I can order the eye set on 1st April. I love the face set already, the only one I don’t use much is the WG10 stippling brush for foundation, it’s not dense enough for me, but as stippling brushes go it’s really nice. The Chikuhodo Z10 is HG lower lash line for me but I have to have a very soft diffuse line of colour there, I cannot handle a more defined line but thankfully it looks like the WG20 is soft enough to do it. Is it mad that I’m already thinking of which brushes I need to get backups of when I haven’t even got the eye set yet?!? I’m definitely getting another WG14, which I’ve already nicknamed The Dusting Brush ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:23 pm

hi Bora!
the WG 20 is softer than the ones I use like the G5520 for example so for me it’s a big hit. It doesn’t feel like the Z-10 so don’t expect that either, something in the middle! I used it this morning and truly loved it, the set is worth its price and don’t miss it, I am pretty sure this matches your fav type of brushes ๐Ÿ™‚
yes you are a bit mad, just like all of us! backups before the “principal” is a fun way of thinking ! ๐Ÿ˜€
oh the Dusting Brush ! I call my 14 the “Femme Fatale”! because of the way we hold it to use it, very elegant glamorous and threatening! ๐Ÿ˜€

konglishbeauty 1 April, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Ordered: my lower lashline is very excited. Yes I’m weird and I’m proud ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:25 pm

hahaha you are doing good Bora ๐Ÿ™‚
it’s now a daily brush!!! yeah!

Ann C. 31 March, 2014 - 6:52 am

I wanted to buy WG brushes but beautylish does not accept international cc. I don’t order from lovemakeup because picking up parcels from airport customs is a huge and time consuming effort. Maybe someday I will but for now.. I will live by your review on them.. Haha
I also feel a bit guilty about not being interested with the Kashoen.. Im more of a squirrel and white goat hair fan.But reading as it being your HG, maybe I will look into it later this year.
As always, I enjoyed reading your review and I love that you included the makeups you used.

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:29 pm

maybe somebody can help you ?? where do you live ?
we all have phases you know, my phase is ANYTHING providing it’s good ๐Ÿ˜€ so goat hair is also fantastic for me (it’s just a different wine, but it’s a very nice wine anyway… -does this make sense at all???)
thank youuuu (since I don’t really have time for that kind of posts I included a short description)

Valerie 31 March, 2014 - 6:57 am

Hi Sonia,
It’s always feel liked a kid in a candy store when reading your reviews. Thanks! Would you say WG 14 and Hakuhodo G5537 have the same shape as the Nars Yachiyo Kabuki brush? I’m looking for something similar to the Nars one but softer. I have both Nars Yachiyo and Hakuhodo Yachiyo large pointed but I found them not quite the same. Nars is for sheer application and the Hakuhodo is for more coverage.

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:37 pm

thank you Valerie!! ๐Ÿ™‚
for sure the G5537 does not compare in terms of use because it’s much more floppy so the application of blush with that one is nearly impossible.
If you want something for very sheer application and made of goat, the Wayne 14 is a possibility. My Nars brush applies very heavily and is super directional and rough.. ๐Ÿ™‚ but all brushes differ anyway so… The Hakuhodo yachiyo I own applies more sheerly than the Nars I own… go figure !!

Ann C. 31 March, 2014 - 6:59 am

Im also excited to try tanseido brushes. Having my sis-in-law live in japan is such a brush-blessing to me!!!
We can order from their online shop directly right? So long as the shipping address is in Japan?

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:37 pm

yes correct! or if you have problems maybe you can contact them by email and they can help you ๐Ÿ™‚

Jillian 31 March, 2014 - 7:34 am

I’m such a sucker for eye brushes! I can’t wait for #18 & #20 to be offered individually… but #12 is definitely pretty tempting too. The YSC 17 is on it’s way to me… so hopefully that will be enough to stave off ordering #14.

After the first pic I was getting ready to ask what makeup you were wearing– it’s gorgeous! I really want to pick up the RMK MT-08 and the By Terry Serum Cellularose.

This blog kills my resolve…
and I don’t mind at all ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:40 pm

for sure you don’t need two brushes that can do the same thing, the Tanseido is super nice!
oh thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ so sweet again!! oh by the way I just saw in your blog that you wrote about Philipp B I need to read and comment!!! wanted to do that today but just couldn’t take the time ๐Ÿ™
phewwww I am glad you don’t mind then !! hahaha <3

H. Brushology 31 March, 2014 - 10:15 am

As usual, you don’t stop to amaze me with your detailed reviews and how you pay attention to the tinest details.

I have to say this, I think you should start creating your own brush brand as I am 100% sure that you will put your heart and soul in creating them, and when you do that please hire me. I will work for free ๐Ÿ˜€

I assumed at the beginning that these brushes are tea dyed. It’s a very unique attractive color which will distinguish WG brushes from others.

Just by looking at #18 I immediately thought that it is pine or Canadian squiral. Thank you for your clarification. That is why I enjoy reading your reviews. It gives all the info I’m searching for. #19, #14 and #20 looks very tempting. But I think I have to stop purchasing any brushes right now as I recently purchased few RM brushes which I didn’t plan but couldn’t help myself.

I love how Mac face brushes are shaped, but I find them very scratchy now especially after few washes. I have even used olive oil while cleaning them but it helped temporarily and I hate how sticky it feels once dried and how patchy it gets when the product is applied on the face. The face brushes #11 and #13 are a good substitute for some Mac face brushes. Don’t you think so? Btw this hairstyle suits you quite allot, not that you don’t look beautiful in any another hairstyles.

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:46 pm

ooooh well… I would love to create it but I have very stubborn ideas and not sure they can be created ๐Ÿ˜€ I take note of your proposal for sure! ๐Ÿ˜€
I updated my post after having talked to someone… I think I missunderstood about the dye so… please don’t hold that against me… I am confused.
I could not see how you could assemble that much hair the same color so for me something was not quite there ๐Ÿ˜€
If I get more info I’ll tell you but either way, they are gorgeous!

you purchased the RM ? I hope you like them! do you ?
I agree with you on Mac brushes, what a shame! yes they are a luxury substitute for Mac brushes, much better, not same density but same kind of usage, targeted to the pro and the beginner, very very well done.
Gosh thank you my dear! <3

H. Brushology 1 April, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Thanks allot for the update!!! I personally like this color better than white..

Yes i did purchase them the very next day after reading your interview with RM. I couldn’t help myself lol.. Unfortunately, I haven’t received them yet :'( because of some issues with the courier company but Jim has been very helpful and corresponding to my endless emails.. I’m just hoping that they arrive safely.

I hope MAC brushes improves it’s quality overtime. And you are right about these brushes. I wish people would know the difference and pick WG brushes instead.

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:24 pm

oh well.. I hope you get them soon and it gets sorted out nicely!
It will take some time but I think people will start to look more and more what’s said on the blogs and will give these less known (yet) brands a chance to cover a big part of the market

H. Brushology 6 April, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Thank you very much dear ๐Ÿ˜€

That is why I enjoy reading your blog!! Most of my recent purchases are based on your reviews and I’m quite pleased with them. I wish I had discovered your blog earlier so I could have made better investment decisions in brushes.

Sweet make up temptations 7 April, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Hi Hiba, that’s fantastic! after my trip to Japan it’s going to get wild here so better get ready ๐Ÿ˜‰
I am so happy you like it, thank you so so much!

Rachel 31 March, 2014 - 11:59 am

Hi Sonia !! Chanced upon this awesome blog of yours recently and i must say your brush posts have helped me greatly in my very first Hakuhodo brush purchase! Thank you ^^

I would like to ask one thing – i purchased the J100 Finishing Brush as part of a set though i was contemplating getting the J104 powder brush that everyone seems to be talking about initially! The salesperson convinced me to get the J100 as he claimed it provides a more natural, sheer finish compared to an all-over powdered look! I’m not so sure about this after using it for the first time though – I tend to only powder my T-Zone and leave out the cheeks so i’m unsure if the angled shape of the J100 is a better option for me.

How do you personally find the J100? And i’m feeling almost devastated after seeing my J100 shed a couple of hairs during the first use already! *cries* Heh ๐Ÿ™

Sweet make up temptations 31 March, 2014 - 9:49 pm

thank you Rachel! ๐Ÿ™‚ you are lovely!
I am not much of a fan of that brush, do you just need very light powder setting or more heavily placed ? seems like the J100 would be too big and not enough strong for that… pressed powder you use ?

Rachel 3 April, 2014 - 3:08 am

You are lovelier dear! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wow thanks for replying so quickly despite your busy schedule!! Hmm yes i just need very light powder setting for my T-zone mostly as i prefer to look less cakey :p I’m currently using loose powder from Koh Gen Do!

Just wondering, which powder brush from the J series would you recommend for someone who needs light powder setting and with a smaller face? ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:45 pm

thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚
oh so in that case from the J series I would go for the J5521, I think (and hope) it will match your needs ๐Ÿ™‚
I like this little J5521 because when I want to powder in the T zone, I need a small fluffy brush but still with some firmness so that I can buff powder residue easily or press a bit harder where I need – and this without touching where I put the blush ๐Ÿ™‚

Rachel 4 April, 2014 - 1:28 pm

I actually got the J5521 brush as part of my purchase!! ๐Ÿ˜€ but i had planned to use it for highlighting! Glad to know it may come in handy for powdering too ๐Ÿ™‚ Opps and upon checking with the sales associate today i realised the powder brush that came with the set is the J531 instead of J100! My how muddleheaded i am :/ No wonder the brush felt and seemed so densely packed!

Btw i washed all my brushes before their first use and was shocked when the salesgirl told me that i should not have done that as it would have damaged the bristles! ๐Ÿ™ I thought most brushes ought to be washed before use. Sighhh

Sweet make up temptations 5 April, 2014 - 9:27 pm

oh I see ๐Ÿ˜€ the J531 is much better for bronzer indeed ๐Ÿ˜€
what ? yes I truly believe they should be washed before the first use! some of them even come with wax coating to protect the bristles, not all brands but some do so.
It happened to me too, at a counter, when they asked me (the day after) if I had used the brush I bought and I replied “not yet, it’s drying”, they went “why??” ๐Ÿ˜€ oh well…

Rachel 7 April, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Me too! I think i’m gonna continue washing my brushes nevertheless ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for all your invaluable professional advice Sonia! *hugs* I’m glad i bought my Hakuhodo brushes ๐Ÿ˜€ The J531 won’t be serving me well though since i don’t really use bronzer ๐Ÿ˜›

Just read your other post on some of the Hakuhodo brushes and me thinks im gonna get the J104 for loose finishing powder during my second (and last) visit to the pop-up store we have here tomorrow! Have been deciding between that and the J509! Thank YOUU so much once again for your reviews dear!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Much love from one of your new blog followers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet make up temptations 7 April, 2014 - 9:17 pm

hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ so weird hein!
what a shame you don’t use it, maybe for some kind of wide/spread dimensional blush application ? not precise but just type of blushy-powder setting application ?
Some years ago I used to apply pink neutral blush nearly all over the cheek, just to give dimension, I had only one blush so it was acting as everything!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Even today I still do it because it looks very natural but still very modern.
Take your time in deciding, when we discover this world we change our mind every day!! it’s tiring and overwhelming!
thank you for being here with me, so exciting to share my passion with you! warm hugs from Switzerland!

Sandy 1 April, 2014 - 12:28 am

Do you use your Laura Mercier repair creme around your eye area? or do you use a separate eye cream?

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:21 pm

I don’t often use eye cream, I do some masks (sisley) or use every two days the Suqqu eye cream or the samples I receive from other brands, I haven’t yet found an eye cream that blows my mind away.
Are you looking for an eyecream or something to enhance the very little fine lines ?

Sandy 3 April, 2014 - 9:57 pm

I am looking for an eye cream or good moisturizer mostly to look good under concealer because every concealer becomes dry-looking and cakey-looking and does not look good after a few hours. I do have fine lines(I am 41) I would like to get rid of as well but I do not expect much from eye creams. I would like to start using a prescription retinoid for that. Do you have any suggestions for a good eye cream or moisturizer for that area? Do you like the Suqqu one? Also do you know of a good primer that you could use under concealer to make it last and look good? I have pretty bad dark circles.
thank you, Sandy

Jeanette 4 April, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Hi Sandy,
I am going to try the Kiehl’s Creamy eye treatment with avocado on Lisa Eldridge’s recommendation. It sounds very convincing:

Sweet make up temptations 5 April, 2014 - 9:19 pm

Hi Sandy, have you tried Burberry concealer or Ellis Faas ? I use Burberry (it’s not high coverage but it doesn’t cake on me and looks very natural), I heard Ellis Faas was great too. For sure we can’t expect a miracle from creams, maybe that’s why I don’t use them as much, because I don’t really believe they will change a lot the appearance of my skin, protecting it with nice sun screen is one of the best precautions. I also have to do something about it but not sure what is best so I will go see my doctor one of these days…
I use Suqqu because I notice better results but I didn’t try that many of them recently and I think the formulas are getting better and better. I also was thinking of trying more Japanese products in my next trip, really want to try Tatcha for example.
Have you watched Wayne’s recent videos ? actually he explains some technique that sounds super interesting (to prevent concealer looking cakey for example), go here to watch, I will try that tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚
Maybe if you post your question in the forum we can get some reactions from the members ? many of us are in our 40’s so that can be quite interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet make up temptations 7 April, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Hi Sandy,
I found a sample of the dual eye balm by Suqqu that Tiziana (selfridges uk) had given to me to try, I will let you know how it turns out. So far it feels relaxing, my eyes suddenly feel like in SPA mode o_O funny.. will surely update you. It’s the yellow and white cream, that you apply one on the mobile lid upwards, the other side of the pot is for under the eyes, feels really nice so far but need a few days to see how my skin likes it…

Sandy 8 April, 2014 - 9:32 am

Yes, let me know what you think about it and how it compares to the other Suqqu one. I did see a few of Wayne Goss’s concealer videos and will have to try some of his techniques. I am a bit skeptical of the idea of using eye primer under eye just because they are dry down so much and set but maybe it will work because he says to apply eye cream a few times and then eye primer. Have you used the Kanebo Sensai eyebase? I read it was hydrating. Perhaps that might work for this technique.
I actually just received the Ellis Faas concealer a few days ago and am still trying it out. I also ordered some samples of Burberry concealer to try as well.
I really love this blog and visit this website frequently.

Sweet make up temptations 10 April, 2014 - 9:07 pm

I am loving the new dual suqqu one, will keep you updated in a few days because I still have to try a bit more but it’s the best I used for now. I can see that my upper lids are a bit more smooth but will get back to you with some update soon!! talk soon then ๐Ÿ™‚

Stacy 1 April, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Another PHD level review! But of course:)
I now will have to order!!!!
Also, you must try the IT! It will replace your Ellis Faas, right Buggsiebee?

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:22 pm

hahahaha yes you have to!!
I will order IT ๐Ÿ˜‰
I have to order a new foundation anyway so…

Anya 1 April, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Dear Sonia! I have been following your post for a while now learning things about brushes and makeup and highly enjoying your writing style ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for that! You are such a beautiful person (now I’ve finally said it to you! :)).

I’m waiting for my order to com from Evgeny, that is Polina, blending and crease brushes. Think that #11, #16 and #19 of WG looks somewhat similar? Wery qurious, Could you please say couple words comparing thous?
I’m not a collector, only looking for great performing quality brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ and one thing seems beneficial with Wayne’s brushes is that can be used with creams…

Meanwhile annoticeably but consistently jumping up an down waiting for my Evgeny brushes…
Thank’s in advance and thank’s again!

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Anya, you are so kind, thank you for this support you give me, I feel quite sad some days and when I read your comments it brights my day again, much love to you!

So yes, 11 is bigger, this is the work horse blush brush everyone needs, also for bronzer. The Polina is delicate and much smaller, I would use the 11 for blush or bronzer then the polina for setting powder or shading or also blush but in a more precise and soft way. The 16 and 19 have similar functionality but they are different, the 16 offers stronger blending and covers more surface at the tip (flatter), the Evgeny is a bit more pointy and less dense, blending is more precise but requires a bit more effort (on the other hand this can also be a quality..), compared to the E. crease which will deliver a more directional application, the 19 offers a more splayed out application, you will get similar brushes in a way but with different ways to perform. You choose very nice combinations and you will love them, they will be quite unique!
I can see you jumping ๐Ÿ˜€
my pleasure, have fun!!!

Anya 9 April, 2014 - 10:50 am

Dearest Sonia, yeah, know the feeling… Don’t we all need some hope, inspiration and something that works.. in different areas in our lifes… So.. Thank God for people who already tried something and sharing, providing the rest of us shortcuts, saving time and money and moments of dispare!… ๐Ÿ™‚ And God knows at 41 I need some makeup! Because I belive that beauty and good mood will save the world… <3
Thank you for comparison and information on brushes – much appreciated!!! I've now got my Evgeny and is very glad to see such difference comparing to my other brushes. Feels like a new world opened… Studying your Temple of brushes and thinking and counting…. ๐Ÿ™‚
Warmest thanks and hugs from Sweden Sonia!
PS sorry for my english, not my mother language…

Sweet make up temptations 10 April, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Thank you Anya, your English is absolutely understandable and I hadn’t even noticed ๐Ÿ˜€ same for me, and I started the blog to improve it!
I love how you call this “shortcuts” I will certainly reuse that term if you don’t mind ๐Ÿ˜‰
you are hilarious and I agree: beauty (confidence) and good mood are truly saving our days ๐Ÿ˜€

Radwa 4 October, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Hi there,
I need your advice to get all the brushes that I need to start my new career as a makeup artist. I can not afford MAC or WG brushes at the moment what do think about sigma ? I was thinking of getting the essential kit and the sigmax essential kit . What is your opinion?

Linda 2 April, 2014 - 10:32 am

Thanks for your in-depth views on these WG brushes Sonia! To be honest, I wasn’t completely blown away by the initial few that I were released, i think I got a few of those eye brushes, and the foundation brush. But you make them sound so appealing, even though my tendency is to go for squirrel hair rather than goat.

That fan brush…. bet it would look amazing holding up your hair bun!! ROFL!!!

Sweet make up temptations 3 April, 2014 - 8:38 pm

Me too, but we all need some goat brushes in our collection so that’s how good they can get ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so surprise by how much I actually enjoy them.
Looking forward to the summer to use my new hair pin ๐Ÿ˜€

Dena 4 April, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Brilliant review, Sonia! As you know, I hadn’t quite made up my mind whether to try these brushes. I think I had read about a third of your review when I decided to order both sets! These look like kit staples, but I think I’ll keep them for my own use!

Oh, and I love that the brushes match your hair! The Koyudo red squirrel brush nearly marches my auburn hair!

Sweet make up temptations 5 April, 2014 - 9:34 pm

hahaha so funny ๐Ÿ˜€
oh Dena by the way, London soon (in 2 months) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dena 9 April, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Oooh – just seen this. Exciting! I will email you.

SO delighted with my new WG brushes. Of course now I want another set of each for my kit (I am so keeping the face and eye sets for myself)…

Sweet make up temptations 10 April, 2014 - 9:11 pm

me too, will grab another one!
looking forward to meeting you again ๐Ÿ™‚

Huaiyu 7 April, 2014 - 8:38 am

thanks for the great post! I really enjoy it ! I am so glad to see that WG made some eyeshadow brushes that really make sense to me. We can find many of the classic shape used seen in Stila and Mac. I love them most. Just was disappointed that Hakuhodo and Chikuhodo are not making them! Hope they are soon available in canada or china !!!

Sweet make up temptations 7 April, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Thank you Huaiyu ๐Ÿ™‚ it was my pleasure, I am still enjoying them and they are daily staples now. I was also very surprised, they are truly matching my technique and habits if I may say, so when you say they make sense to you, I totally get you ๐Ÿ™‚

Tori 7 April, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Sigh… I wish that WG would break up the sets. The only brush I want is the 20. Everything else is too big for my eyes. But I wouldn’t get the entire set just to get my hands on the 20 so I’ll just have to keep looking. In the meantime, the Koyudo 11 is magical. I also keep losing it so I have to go get a third one. Arghhh…

Sweet make up temptations 7 April, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Hi Tori, what Kokyudo 11 are you talking about ? I was trying to find it on the Koyudo website but not sure which one you are talking about …
yep, loosing them… my daily issue, funny that I can’t sleep until I find them ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ so creepy!!!

Emmy 8 April, 2014 - 7:21 am

OMG!!! These are beautiful sets of brushes. Now I have lots of options.

Ena 10 April, 2014 - 6:03 pm

14 looks interesting I don’t own anything similar.
Thanks to you I ordered couple Chikuhodo brushes-Z series from Kohlindo website so I can’t wait to put my hands on new brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you !
I wanted to ask you have you tried Tom Ford flat foundation brush 01 ? I have Cream F and Cheek Brush and I adore them ! I ordered them from Selfridges but now I need flat one and there are no reviews regarding TF01, I have Chanel 6 but I do not like it very much.

Sweet make up temptations 10 April, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Hi Ena,
oh you will enjoy them for sure!!
no I haven’t tried the flat one… not a fan of flat brushes, have only a few for when I place foundation on others then I blend with a goat one anyway. Some people just love flat ones and I think one day I will have to get the TF just to complete the set but not for now ๐Ÿ™‚ sorry I can’t help you with that…

ena 11 April, 2014 - 11:20 am

Thank you anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ I ordered it so I will let you know how it compares to Chanel !

Sweet make up temptations 13 April, 2014 - 7:20 pm

ok cool! thank you Ena! can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Ryou 10 April, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Hi Sonia, thank you SO much for the review! I actually discovered your website today upon googling for Wayne Goss brush review. Your posts are so informative!

I do wish you’d have included the length of the brush handle/bristles in this post, though, like you did with the last Wayne Goss brush set review. Considering these brushes are quite expensive, it would be a bummer to purchase some then find out they don’t fit in my storage (oh, the life of a nomad). I hope you’d consider updating this post for the brush length info one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet make up temptations 10 April, 2014 - 10:59 pm

hello, ok I will include them, I have to add them for the Brush Temple anyway ๐Ÿ™‚
glad you found me!! a warm welcome to our community ๐Ÿ™‚

Ryou 11 April, 2014 - 7:12 am

Yaaaay, thank you! I’ll certainly enjoy my stay. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jeanette 11 April, 2014 - 4:49 pm

I cannot wait to see where the Kiwamis go in the Brush Temple ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet make up temptations 13 April, 2014 - 7:22 pm

eeeeck I don’t know yet!! I have to create a whole new category but I already bought the pics for the category LOOOL and I find them really funny ๐Ÿ˜€

laura 13 April, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Thanks again for the great review! I love your website, it gets me so excited every time! I thought I was going to buy myself the Shiseido foundation brush but spent on Hakuhodo B5554 (or G5554 previously). It was quite expensive since they rised the taxes (4860y including the tax which makes it only 6 dollars cheaper than on the US website), but I was blinded by the beauty….. When I save up I shall do a pilgrimage to the Aoyama shop. I also got myself two Koyudo brushes, the green flower one and one fu-pa with about 5000y. Want the big Yachiyo next!

There’s a Japanese discount website called Glamour sales that holds Koyudo with excellent discounts (ended but will most likely be new ones), thought the range isn’t very wide (plenty of flower brushes and the Mickey Mouse ones, one or two fu-pa etc something small). Going to leave the comment here anyway, since someone might be interested on it.

Sweet make up temptations 13 April, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Hi Laura, let me know when you do your pilgrimage and I’ll join you ๐Ÿ˜€
oh you got the cactus ?? so cool ! I want it but I don’t really love the “pot” ๐Ÿ˜€ I am hopeless I tell you!! I may still get it, I bet it’s super soft!!
If you throw me into a shop where they have sales going on please don’t leave me there alone!! thanks for leaving the comment ๐Ÿ™‚
wait.. the Mickey mouse one ????? is it this link ? http://glamour-sales.com/preview
where is the MIckey one ?? can I buy from Europe?? if you find the Koyudo ones, do you mind sending me the exact link ? sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

laura 14 April, 2014 - 11:52 am

I had to dig my email to find the link to the page, but since the sale ended on 9th (it’s only about a week), I couldn’t view the product list. I could only get a screen shot of the banner, but it doesn’t show the Mickey ones http://i.imgur.com/gsVycEF.png (the fu-pa with pink handle is the other I got). There was two Mickeys, both black, the one had blue and the other had green “mouse head”. It looked great, but since the cactus was less expensive and at the time I had a limited budget (thanks to your blog I’ve spent too much on brushes and blushes haha), I didn’t buy everything I wanted.. Like the heart shaped brushes. >_>; If I knew it takes them a some days to send the products, I would have bought one. *sighs*

I checked the shipping address page, and I couldn’t choose overseas. :/ But maybe with a forwarding company or something? I’m luckily studying until this Fall in Japan myself. This was at least the 2nd time they sell Koyudo (and hearth brush), since I found the site when reading a beauty blog entry from August and luckily the sale was on. Sorry if this was annoying and not much of help.

BooBooNinja 19 June, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Hi Sonia,

I’ll keep this short and sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚
WG03 and WG19 look similar. Do you think someone would benefit from having both? What do they do differently?

Take care!

Julia 9 July, 2014 - 2:10 am

Hi BBN, I am not a brush expert or guru like Sonia, but I do have both of these and love them both. I do find they serve different purposes and use both everyday. The WG 03 is slightly bigger and more of a eye blender and for softer blends. I also use it to blend out nose contour and even highlighting smaller areas. WG 19 is a super eye blender and I love using it for creases.

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ece 28 August, 2014 - 8:37 pm

Which one is more suitable for concealer? the j212& j214 or wayne goss 16

Sweet Make-Up Temptations 31 August, 2014 - 8:51 pm

I’ll go for the WG16 or the J214 but my fav is the WG16, it’s less dense so feels a bit more gentle under the eyes and you need the best you can get under the eyes…

ece 31 August, 2014 - 10:12 pm

thank you :)))))

ece 31 August, 2014 - 10:32 pm

I know I am asking too much but, which one is better for applying all over color hak j004g or wg18? Also I have oily skin and I am looking for a powder brush both suitable for pressed and loose powders. I also want this brush not too big. Because I have hak j531. It should be apply the powder the t zone without overlooking. I narrow down my options to 1-hak j5521 2-hak g5521 3-hak j104 4-koyudo bp008 5-koyudo bp016. But I cant choose

Mariana 15 October, 2014 - 10:25 pm

I finally receive my Wayne Goss Brushes!! I can believe it the way they came, in a box and inside a bag from beautylish.. DELUXE BRUSHES!!! thanks for all the info I get from here.

With my next make up bride on saturday I will use them…. and let you know


Sweet Make-Up Temptations 4 November, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Hi Mariana,
How did it go ?? I hope are enjoying them ๐Ÿ˜€

Sylvia 17 December, 2014 - 5:36 am

Hi, Sonia!
So I am looking for a blush brush recently. I already have WG #2 and I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEE it! It is a wonderful brush for highlighting and contouring. So I just want to buy a cheek brush for my blusher. I have a hard time choosing between WG #11 & WG #13. Because I love the dome shape of WG #13 (just as you do XD), but the brush seems to be too dense. Brush #11 is more fluffy, which is nice for a cheek brush. Can you give me some suggestions? Thank you for your time!!!

Sweet Make-Up Temptations 21 December, 2014 - 11:27 am

Hi Sylvia, It’s better to get the 11, it’s much more multi-purpose so if you have to start with one, better if you get that, you will be able to do everything the 13 does.
I use more the 13 because the products I use have special “stain-like” textures but I could not use the 13 with everything, the 11 yes.

I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Kendra 27 January, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Hi Sonia,

If I own the Chikuhodo Z-4, Z-8 and the WG 14, do I NEED the Suqqu Cheek Brush? Do you still reach for you Suqqu often or has the Z-4 or WG 14 replaced it for the most part? Torn on what to do. I am very fair and heavy handed, even though I don’t mean to be. It’s just that everything shows up to on me too well! I feel like the Suqqu would do a great job for me but I have been resisting it and instead trying to find dupes. I love the other brushes but still have to remove product off of them before touching them to my face. I feel like I waste a lot of product that way. So, maybe the Suqqu is the best option. Any insight? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Sweet Make-Up Temptations 31 January, 2015 - 9:58 am

Hi Kendra,

The Suqqu cheek has no dupe, the closest one would be the Kyureido Fine Kalla but that one is nearly impossible to find, I had found mine on Rakuten a long time ago. The Z-4 is much more dense and the WG14 less controllable so the Suqqu to me is in between, cannot be replaced by those 2 if you really want to compare them. I think it’s ok to resist many brushes but the Suqqu is the brush you can splurge in, that’s only my opinion. ๐Ÿ™‚
I would save on make up items and take it… I know it is expensive but it has no exact dupe, even though I prefer domed dense brushes, when it comes to using more pigmented products IMHO the Suqqu is simply perfect..

Inq Sheen 1 February, 2015 - 8:19 pm

Sonia did you get the CB Red Squirrel Blush / Highlight Brush by CD Japan ( NEOKUD-401)? I decided to order it to set my powder but it’s obviously a brush/highlight brush. I needed a brush that deposits a sheerest veil of powder due to my texture skin so that the loose powders I apply would not emphasize my texture skin. I received last Friday, Jan 30th. It’s soooooooo soft. It’s actually even softer than my Chikuhodo Z-8 brush. I am so pleased with it. It certainly isn’t densely packed so it picks up very little amount of powder. I don’t own a Suqqu Cheek brush but I wouln’t be suprised it were comparable to the Suqqu cheek brush … plus it’s so much more affordable than the Suqqu cheek brush.

Kendra – you may want to give that red squirrel brush a try.

Sweet Make-Up Temptations 5 February, 2015 - 9:37 am

Hi Inq, yes I did, I posted a pic on Instagram ๐Ÿ™‚ but thanks for the info because if I did not had it, I would definitely get it after reading that!
it is as soft, not exactly the same shape for me since my Suqqu is flatter, but they are both really soft brushes!

Inq Sheen 7 February, 2015 - 2:40 am

It’s interesting how yours is as soft as your z-8 because mine is no doubt since day 1 softer than my z-8. After reading your note, i went to test both brushes on my husband’s neck who knows absolutely nothing about brushes & when i asked him which of 2 were softer he did not hesitate to turn his head to the red squirrel brush & said “this one”. I held each brush in each hand to properly differentiate them. Should we be concerned that the ones we receive are not the best of the bunch…after all they’re expensive?!

sunnytweed 12 March, 2015 - 10:31 am

Do I need both brushes 19 and 04?
Great review as always ๐Ÿ™‚

Amanda 21 April, 2015 - 8:15 am

Thank you for the review!
What is the difference between the #19 and the #04?

Cclt 4 June, 2015 - 7:32 am

Hi Sonia,
As usual I look to your site for brush advice. So far you have not led me astray I’ve built my brush collection based on your reviews. I’d also like to know the difference between WG #4 & #19? Which would you recommend if you could only get one (or do I need both)? How about WG #6 and chikuhodo takumi t-7? Also could you compare chikuhodo z2 & WG #2? Lastly is WG #11 for blush or powder? Thanks so much!

Trisha 20 August, 2015 - 9:33 am

Hey!!!! Thanks so much for the link here! I love your blog and probably would have freaked out it I had seen this back when you posted it!

joel 31 December, 2015 - 8:44 am

Hi Sonia,

I just got the face set for christmas and I am in love!!!! they are so soft and amazing but I am scared to clean them when its time. how do you clean these expensive brushes???

Violeta Jeffers 27 September, 2017 - 2:15 am

Hi there, I know this is an older post but I trully enjoyed it. You are so thorough with your reviews. My question is about the mac 116, which I also find too scratchy, but I love the shape and size. I have yet to find a good alternative and I was hoping you could help me with that. If you can think of anything I would greatly appreciate it. Hope to see some new post soon!

Sonia G. 3 October, 2017 - 9:44 pm

Hello Violeta, gosh I am so late with my replies ๐Ÿ™ so sorry!! I have same issue, I love that Mac 116 the size is really amazing. I have left it with a friend right now temporarily, will get it back soon so I will recheck the size vs my other brushes but I did not find something that has that same shape and size (and efficiency!) but is softer.
I will check again for you, please allow me some time as I have one here from Haku but has no name on it, I have to ask Haku which one this is…
Talk soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


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