Happy Tuesday! You may recall my excitement about receiving my first Wayne Goss eyeshadow brush in my Beautylish Lucky Bag. Already in January it became a favorite and I bought a back-up. Since then I have expanded my collection, tested them and can tell you a little bit more about them.
A bit of background: Wayne Goss is a makeup artist who has his own YouTube Channel. He also has a line of handmade Japanese makeup brushes. They are superb quality and are mainly made from natural hair. Despite that, they are classified as cruelty free.
First up my favorite. The No. 6 Brush is described as a blending brush. It is a flat paddle brush, with a width approximately as wide as the nail on my pointing finger. The bristles are 15 mm long. It is made of blue squirrel and is wonderfully soft. This brush is very versatile. I use it to pack the color on my lids, and flipping it over also for my crease (great for hooded eyes!) and also for blending. Once I am done I just clean it my swiping it across a color switch. I find this brush is essential, as it covers so many tasks and does it so very well.
Next my No. 4 Brush, which is a small crease brush, again made of blue squirrel and very soft. The bristles are 15 mm long. If you have hooded or small eyes, this is great for precise crease work, also for cut creases. As it is so soft it works best on good quality shadows for soft blending. If you have a chalky shadow such as some of the Tarte clay shadows, this will not be the best brush for blending. I see this as essential for small eyes, nonessential for others.
The No. 3 Brush is a somewhat larger crease brush, also made of blue squirrel. The bristles are 20 mm long. If you have smaller eyes and already have No. 4 you may not need this, but if you don’t this is a nice sized universal crease brush for eyes of all shapes. Similar to No. 4, this is very soft and will not do a good job of blending out stubborn shadows, it works best with good ones.I see it as essential if you don’t already have No. 4.
The No. 5 is a small, tightly packed detail brush. Again, this is blue squirrel and can be used for all sorts of things including lipstick, concealer, eyeshadow detail work. I use this for smudging eyeshadow on my lower lash line. It has perfect stability and is so soft it is never scratchy. Given the versatility and precision I see this brush as being absolutely essential.
I also have the No. 16 Brush, which is described as a blending brush. This is made of goat hair, making the bristles more stable. The bristles are 15mm long. This is a very unusual brush it is round and really quite fat, as fat as my little finger. This is the brush you can use on shadows that don’t want to blend. It’s width will shift product! It does a fantastic job and that. The size also makes it good for blending out concealer (but I prefer synthetic brushes for that). This is essential is you have stiff eyeshadows, non-essential if you don’t.
Of the brushes I have described, I highly recommend the No. 6 to everyone. It’s amazing versatile and very comfortable to use. Then I would suggest the No. 5 for detail work and one of the crease brushes.
I love my Wayne Goss brushes and really feel that I get better results, easier using them.