Wayne Goss Brush Collection Part II, #06, #07, #08 Review & Comparison

This is the second part of my review, the first part can be read here, which is about Wayne Goss brushes #01, #02, #03, #04 and #05.

I would like to go on with my impressions, review and comparison post about the newly released brush collection of Wayne Goss, a make-up artist and Youtuber. His brushes are made in Japan and made of natural hair. As he explains in his videos, he financed it himself with the help of a bank and therefore once they are sold out, it is going to take some time until they come back in stock. The brushes can be purchased from Beautylish in US or Love Make Up for the rest of the world (no affiliated links here and the rest of this post, links are just for your convenience). Current delivery time is given to be eight weeks.

Wayne Goss #06

This is designed to be a blending brush. The form is different than #03, #04 and #05 because this one goes flat while the other three are round brushes. I found it to be similar to my Hakuhodo G5523 brush, again from Misty Set, which I use for crease work. Hakuhodo 5523 is made of only blue squirrel, whereas I suspect that #06 has rather a mixture of blue squirrel with goat because it feels to be firmer. After very detailed observation, I can say that Wayne Goss #06 is fuller, a little rounder and feels slightly firmer than Hakuhodo G5523 but their forms are very close and this difference is very marginal.


wayne goss #06 vs. Hakuhodo G5523 from Misty Set

Wayne explains in his video that #06 can be used for crease but it is rather meant for blending. I think using the brushes for this or that purpose is very personal. Personally I rather like my crease brushes a little flat so that I can go deeper in the crease. One of the most loved crease brushes MAC 217 is also flat which makes perfect sense to me. I tried Wayne Goss #06 for both of the purposes and it works wonderfully.

wayne goss #06 vs. Hakuhodo G5523 from Misty Set

#06 is a lovely and soft brush. Just like the other brushes of the range, there is no shedding and it is easy to see and feel the excellent craftsmanship. If you want to get hold of one of these brushes and don't want to wait for eight weeks, you could also opt for Hakuhodo G5523, which slightly picks less product due to being a little softer, difference being truly marginal.

Bottom line: Nice, soft and perfect quality. I prefer using it rather on the crease than for blending. Very similar to Hakuhodo G5523 (costs $26 instead of $25 for Wayne Goss #06).


Side view: wayne goss #06 vs. Hakuhodo G5523 from Misty Set



Wayne Goss #07

Seventh brush of the collection is a short and flat brush which is declared to be mainly for lipstick. It is hard to tell what the bristles are made of since they are rather short but I am guessing this one should be horse hair to be more durable, especially once used with liquid products. Again another personal choice but i don't see me getting most use out of this as a lip brush since i find the bristles to be rather short for this purpose. Wayne Goss #07 is an eye liner brush for me. Nevertheless I went on and applied my favorite red lipstick with that and I liked how easy it was to get the shape. The short bristles make it precise like a lip liner. The end result looked more like a stain since it can't get many product at once due to its shortness but since I blot after the first application and apply direct from the bullet for the second layer, it is not a problem. 

wayne goss #07 vs. Hakuhodo G5511 from Misty Set

Wayne Goss #07 is twins with Hakuhodo 5511, careful observation doesn't reveal any results in this case. It is also hard for me to comment on the usage because Hakuhodo 5511 is one of my least used brushes. I usually line up my eyes directly with a pencil or I use thin liner brush for gel liner. In both cases I smoke out the liner with a smokey brush such as one of Laura Mercier which has longer bristles. Maybe it makes it to my lip routine, only time will show.

Bottom line: A nice quality eye liner brush for those who like to apply their eye liners that way. Twins with Hakuhodo 5511.


wayne goss #07 vs. Hakuhodo G5511 from Misty Set

Wayne Goss #08

This one is a flat brush with very short bristles. The cut is rather interesting because it is not round and not exactly flat but has a slight reverse C shape. It is written to be for tight lining, which I honestly never tried but I can see it working good for this purpose. I am just not sure how the reverse C shape effects the results. I can see myself using this one to push liner very close to the lash line to naturally thicken the lashes.

wayne goss #08 vs. Hakuhodo G5512

Bottom line: A solid brush for tight lining fans. The closest brush I own is Hakuhodo G5512, which is very different from the shape. I can see that wayne goss #08 reaching more area at once because of its flat shape. 

wayne goss #08 vs. Hakuhodo G5512

My thoughts about the collection: 

Lovely brushes and excellent craftsmanship. I have been using them since two weeks. I haven't experienced shedding of a single hair, which is very impressive. Some of the brushes have either twins or very close relatives in Hakuhodo G line, so you may want to check those out too. 

As for the series as a whole, I would wish a flat shading brush included for this to be complete package for me. I know Wayne mentioned that he doesn't like harsh eye shadow applications but I find it necessary for some looks or part of the looks. I would also rather have a smoking brush instead of #5 which is a bit too long for me. As I already mentioned, which brushes to pick up and where to use them are very personal and I recommend you checking the brushes one by one before you order them and think if you would get use from them. For example are you tight lining regularly? Do you like softer or denser looks? Is your crease rather deep or not? What size are your eyes? These questions play an important role while you pick up your favorite brushes.

Also check out the online catalog here, it provides good information and lovely photos of the brushes.

Which brushes are in your wish list? Have you already ordered some? Let me know...

23 comments

  1. I've loved your very thorough reviews of this range, Sara! You've helped confirm that none of these shapes are quite right for me // the ones I do like I already own in Haku's own line.
    I think the Goss 06 might be closer to the J5523, which I own, and is made of goat hair. It's slightly larger than the G5523 and firmer of course.
    The Goss 08 reminds me of the Haku 521-D1 which I use as a push liner brush. I think the Haku might be a little more small and have a slightly more pronounced curve, though.

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    1. Hi Kate, thanks so much for your insightful comment. Hakuhodo J521-D1 in fact looks almost the same as Wayne Goss #08. I can imagine Goss #06 to be a mix of goat and blue squirrel but I don't think it feels like horse. Of course it is hard to tell...

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    2. It is a bit odd that they don't disclose these things considering how thorough Japanese brush manufacturers usually are about hair types!

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    3. I totally agree. They should put on the dimensions, what bristles, ferrule and handle is made of. That should be much easier. Also understanding the type of hair is crucial to find out what kind of application is suitable, creme? Powder? Liquid?

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  2. Hi! Thanks so much for providing this comparison! your post - Wayne Goss vs. Hakuhodo comparison review, is really well written , insightful and it helped me make my decision. :)

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    1. Hi Desire, thanks for your comment.
      I am glad that it was helpful.

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  3. Such a great post (both of them) and very interesting how similar they are to some Hakuhodos. I totally agree that they should show the hair type and measurements so the buyer would know if they are compatible with creams, powders, etc. Nothing looks particularly unique (either shape or function) compared to the vast Hakuhodo range, but they do seem like really nice brushes.

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    1. Thanks Belly. This is exactly what I would like to write, not unique but pretty brushes. For many people who didn't use a single japanese brush until now, they can be unique though. I came across a You Tube first impression video, she was very disappointed by the size of the brushes LOL.

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  4. Since the 06 is being compared to the hoku 5523 (which I believe is the MAC 217 dupe), can we also assume that the 06 is also a 217 dupe (or close relative?)

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    1. I believe MAC 217 is rather compared to J5523 which has goat hair. G5523 has blue squirrel hair, which makes it softer but of course it picks up less product at once. Also the shape can be similar but the hair changes the way how the brush looks, so rather hard to tell. I prefer my G5523 over my MAC217.

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  5. thank you for the detailed review Sarah!
    I am a fan of Japanese quality brushes and Wayne Goss brushes' design is similar to those. After reading so many reviews on the blog, I think I need to try the brush soon :)

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    1. Glad that it helped. Let me know how you liked them after trying out!

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  6. Thank you for both your detailed posts on these as I have been planning to order some so have found these extremely helpful. I've wanted to try Hakuhodo for a while but its not a brand I can easily get hold of so its good to hear there are some similarities
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    1. Hi Clare,
      The same here, I also have to read a lot before ordering Hakus. although it is possible to send them back, it makes no sense because the customer has to pay for both shipping directions. This is why I ended up keeping a few brushes I rarely use LOL.

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  7. Excellent work on the reviews and thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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  8. Have you considered doing a full review of the Misty set? You've referenced it a lot while assessing the WG brushes, but I'd be interested in what you think of the Misty set as a group of brushes unto themselves. Would you be able to do your makeup with just the Misty? What do you wish the Misty had or didn't have? I can't seem to find a review on the set itself. Anyway, thanks for your comprehensive reviews of the WG brushes! They've been very helpful.

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    1. Hi,
      yes I am planning to do a review on Misty Set. A few more readers (and fellow bloggers) asked me to, so it should be up soon. I am glad it was helpful.

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  9. Hi Sara, I would very much like to know and if you know (!) which of Wayne's brushes would be the closest to the discontinued Suqqu S to smudge eye shadow and pencil on bottom lashes and give a natural smokey eye. I can't make up if it could be the 4,5,6, many thanks, Mymy

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  10. Thank you for a very thorough and honest review of the brushes. The comparisons were helpful and well done. I purchased two of Wayne's face brushes and am very happy with the quality and most likely will be purchasing more to add to my collection.

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  11. You should try using Brush 08 to fill in your brows which is what I use it for. I think it works beautifully with the ABH Dipbrow and gives such a natural looking finish

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  12. mmmm. these brushes are damn cool;. its perfect for eye makeup.
    http://bestofbests.net/best-hair-steamer-reviews/

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