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Wayne Goss The Eye Set is Here

Wayne Goss The Eye Set

My Wayne Goss The Eye Set is here! Since I loved the eye brushes from the original Wayne Goss brush set and I wasn’t as into the face brushes, I skipped the face brush set that Mr. Goss released and purchased the eye set. After I’ve had time to use these, I will be reviewing them. You can see my original Wayne Goss brush set review here. I preordered this set from Beautylish and I’m happy that it finally arrived!

Eye Set $148

16 $33
A larger round, domed brush designed for pristine blending. Just one swipe—pop it in the corner of the eye and pull shadow out—extends pigment into the perfect smokey cat eye.

17 $32
Wayne’s go-to for a smokey eye. It can pack on lots of color because it’s large enough to cover about half the lid, and is ideal for contouring and highlighting with creams.

18 $26
Designed for detail work, lids, and brow bones, Brush 18 works beautifully with concealer, too.

19 $27
Wayne’s favorite, Brush 19 fits almost any eye and does it all—from blending and applying shadow to getting into the creases and concealing under eye bags.

20 $30
Smudging colors, going under the eye, and getting into the crease for a cut crease are just some of the tasks you can tackle with Brush 20.

Have you tried any of the Wayne Goss brushes? Do you have any favorites?

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    • trumpette

      Oh yes!! My current favourites are 6 and 4 and I’m definitely going to get 16, 19 and 20. Cannot wait to read your review of these.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy to hear it :)

    • BooBooNinja

      I held off buying any WG brushes until after you reviewed this set. Have you had enough time to experiment with them to determine your favourite, must-have WG eye brushes? I’d like to pick from both the original series and this set.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        From the original set:
        6 – blending brush – the most amazing brush
        8 – precision brush – I tightline with this
        5 – small crease – outer v
        3 – large crease (fabulous for blending)

        (in order)

        I haven’t had enough time to play with this new set and tel you the must haves from it yet, but I will as soon as I can

        • BooBooNinja

          Have fun with the testing!

    • Noel

      I just purchased the original brush set (your review helped me greatly in my decision), and I love it! I really like the #1 brush. It is a smallish brush for foundation, but it works wonderfully! The #2 is great for blush and highlighter powder, and although I am enjoying all of the eye brushes, I think #6 is my favorite because it is so versatile. As you noted in your review, all of the brushes are super soft too! I am looking forward to your review of the new eye set.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m so happy to hear my original review helped you! I agree #6 is amazing!

    • marciaf

      I bought the original set but I waited with these. I thought they’d always be sold as sets but now that I know I can buy separately that’s better. I know I want 17 and 18. Which others do you love?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        6 – blending brush – the most amazing brush
        8 – precision brush – I tightline with this
        5 – small crease – outer v
        3 – large crease (fabulous for blending)
        4 – medium crease – another great brush.
        However, these are my favorites in order.

    • Suselew

      I’m curious why you decided to buy these brushes considering that they are made of animal hair. I realize that Wayne insists they are cruelty-free but I’m not really convinced that he’s proven that with more than just his statements. Don’t get me wrong. I love his videos and find him charming, informative and interesting. However, it’s hard for me to believe that any animal that is used for contributing their hair is treated humanely. The act of confining animals to get their hair bothers me enough to only purchase synthetic brushes. I am really interested in hearing your thoughts because I view you as a rationale and compassionate person.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I emailed Beautylish to ask about the brushes (before I bought my first set) and they assured me that the brushes are cruelty free, no animals are killed or harmed in making the brushes, and that they collect the hair to make the brushes. Wayne also insisted that the brushes were cruelty free, so I decided to give them a chance. Since they said it in video and in writing that they’re cruelty free and no animals are harmed, I feel it must be true.

        Ultimately, if you don’t, I would not buy them. I can certainly understand why people who are vegan would not buy them, too.

        Aside from my few remaining MAC brushes, these are the only brushes that I own that are made with animal hair.

        • Suselew

          Thanks, Phyrra. I’m not sure how Beautylish would know that they are cruelty-free since they are simply the distributor. I wish Wayne would reveal what steps he took to ensure that animals were not harmed. If they were goats, it could be easy to prove if they graze freely and are shorn humanely (some are not). However, some of his brushes are squirrel and I cannot imagine catching and shearing a squirrel’s tail can be done without stress to the animal. I’ve had this talk with Becca before and they insisted the same thing but they could never prove it to me. They explained how they caught the squirrel, kept it in a dark box until it calmed down and then grabbed the tail and sheared it. That horrified me. But they would not answer the questions on how they caught the animal and how they were kept while they grew back their hair. This isn’t cruelty-free to me. Now I see that Becca has very few brushes and I’m hoping it was because of the pressure to stop selling animal hair brushes. I wish Wayne had pursued synthetic brushes like he first claimed. Real Techniques has proven you can have excellent brushes without involving animals.

          • Suselew

            Also keep in mind that these are made in Japan. This country has sponsored illegal whale killing for decades. Very few beauty companies in Japan are cruelty-free (if any). I cannot imagine their idea of “Cruelty-free” is the same as yours or mine. And, regarding Wayne, he also claimed that Rae Morris brushes were PETA approved and cruelty-free (also made of animal hair) when they were not. I talked to PETA and Rae Morris was forced to remove their PETA endorsement from their advertising. PETA stated that no animal hair brush is considered cruelty-free. I believe Leaping Bunny feels the same way.

            • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

              Then I’m honestly not sure. I have tried to research this issue to the best of my abilities.

              • Suselew

                Thanks for the honest discourse. For me, if in doubt, and no evidence to prove humane treatment, I err on the side of caution. I never ever believe someone who wants to sell me something. When it all boils down to it, it’s a beauty product and certainly not worth the chance of harming an innocent creature. But, that’s me.

                • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

                  No problem! I really do try to research to the best of my abilities and sometimes I do feel like I am stuck going off of ‘everyone involved says it is cruelty free’, much like with the Kat Von D line at Sephora. The products say made in the USA. Sephora says they’re cruelty free and not tested on animals and not sold in China. I check the Sephora China website and don’t see Kat Von D sold there, so I feel like, to the best of my knowledge, they’re cruelty free.

          • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

            I do own 1 BECCA brush – the One brush – that I was sent for review purposes. I was told that brush was cruelty free as well. (didn’t remember it until you mentioned BECCA).

            Honestly, Some of the real techniques brushes are great. But others, not so much. I prefer the ecoTools to many of the real techniques. That said, I feel like my blending / eyeshadow looks better now that I’m using the brushes that Goss designed and I could not achieve the same results with my real techniques or other brushes.

            The reason I emailed beautylish is because they were the people taking my money and I wanted to know before I gave them my money more information on the products.

            A few other people who have come out with brushes – like enKore, has also said that their squirrel hair brushes are cruelty free.

            My understanding of the issue makes it seem more like a vegetarian vs. vegan issue. I.e. if you are someone who eats honey, uses products with lanolin or wears wool, you are likely to be comfortable with brushes made from hair that claims to be humanely gathered. If you are vegan and do not use any products made from animals, you will want to skip these because they are made with animal hair.

    • Chia-Yi Liu

      i’d love for you to do a video demo of brush 16 to see if it really pulls out pigment with one sweep!

    • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

      I’ve been curious about these! They look lovely!