Review – Wayne Goss Brushes #12, #06 and #04

In April I decided to replace three of my oldest and most worn make-up brushes as a birthday gift to myself. After reading a review by Brightly Colored Person, I knew that I had to try Wayne Goss’ brushes.

Wayne Goss is a make-up artist, and his YouTube channel has over 2 MILLION subscribers!

So what is the big deal with these brushes? Here’s a few points (taken from the Wayne Goss boutique on Beautylish):

Each brush was handcrafted by more than 20 artisans from start to finish. The collection was made in Kumano, Japan, a region known for constructing makeup brushes for the past 200 years.

The tips are never cut, leaving the softest natural hair bristles, sourced 100% cruelty-free.

Bristles are carefully bundled into a brass ferrule to prevent them from coming loose. The construction also ensures the smoothest makeup application.

Hornbeam, a wood known as “shide” in Japanese, was chosen for the handles for its durability and sturdiness.

Up first is brush #12:

Wayne Goss #12

Designed for contouring and highlighting with creams and powders, and amazing for bronzers and blushes. Its flat edge will give definition and dimension to the planes of the face.

Wayne Goss #12

This brush is so soft, I’ve used it for blushes, and highlighting with both pressed and loose powders. It works amazingly well. It sells for $53 USD.

Up next is brush #06:

Wayne Goss #06

Brush 06 is great for blending! With a bit of curve, it can blend multiple colors or pull eyeshadow out or up toward the brow. This brush is also great for applying and blending cream or liquid concealers.

Wayne Goss #06

I’ve been reaching for this one for both applying a wash of color, and for blending. It sells for $25 USD.

And last but not least, brush #04:

Wayne Goss #04

Brush 04 is a medium sized crease brush. It is perfect for detail work, like getting into the creases of smaller, more hooded eyes and concealing undereye bags. It’s large enough for highlighting and contouring, too.

Wayne Goss #04

I’ve been using this one for crease work, and especially for a smoky eye. It sells for $28 USD.

I’ve been exclusively using both #06 and #04 for my eyes, and haven’t used any of my other eye shadow brushes since I’ve gotten these ones!

Overall: Luxurious and super soft, I love the length and weight of the brush handles. The construction is high quality and with care, they will last for many (many) years.

I have my eyes on a few more of his brushes, especially the Holiday Brush, #07,  #18, and #20!

The brushes are so popular that they often sell out as fast as they are re-stocked on Beautylish.

All items reviewed were purchased by me!

Giveaway Time: Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 & More

Another great giveaway. You should check out her blog 🙂

Helpless Whilst Drying

I am, a bit of a donut. If you remember back to my Makeup Revolution Haulat the start of last month, you’ll remember that I had a load of free items to giveaway that came free with my order. I placed, bar one item, the same order twice as I accidentally deleted something from my cart to qualify for all the free items when you spent over a certain amount, with the intention of sending them back. I just opened my drawer to discover, that I hadn’t sent these back – and it was now too late.

This however is good news for you.

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Give Me Glow Liquified Matte Lipstick (Tube)

I’ve been following the Give me Glow instagram for awhile now, and was intrigued to try out her matte liquid lipsticks. I ordered them in shades “Girl Interrupted” and “Deja Vu” from the Give Me Glow etsy shop. Both are dupes for a well-known and controversial company.

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“Girl Interrupted” is a light purple-grey toned nude, and “Deja Vu” is a pinky-brown toned nude.

Here is the description of the wearability of the matte lipsticks from their Etsy shop:

These are very matte, they will stay for a long time. Even when I ate lunch, it was still on. Also these are waterproof but NOT transfer proof. They will not just come completely off like a actual lipstick would but, they do have little transfer. I have moisturizing ingredients in them so they will hydrate lips as well as maintaining the matte finish.

My experience: Both shades were surprisingly non-drying, and with long-wearing pigmentation, and only minimal transfer. Both have a great matte finish, with a smooth creamy application. I will definitely purchase more products in the future!

GiveMeGlow Swatch

You can find these liquid matte lipsticks (and several other products) in the Give Me Glow Etsy shop. I would highly recommend checking the store out!

These products were purchased by me, and the review is based on my experience of the products.

au naturale creme concealer

It is really difficult to find a good concealer that will work for both undereye circles AND redness or blemishes. I have found ones that work well for one but not both. So when I saw this one on the Kind Beauty Collective website, I knew I had to try it.  The au naturale creme concealer is cruelty-free, vegan and organic.

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Here’s the list of ingredients, listed on the packaging:

Organic Castor Oil, Mica, Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Organic Simmondsia Chinsis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Castor Wax, Iron Oxides, Kaolin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano), Organic Maranta Arledinacea

Their claim:

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My experience:

I ordered in beige as this was described as being best for light skin with pink undertones. I found that it worked well on my undereye circles caused by a recent bout of insomnia and spring allergies. It also worked well to even out redness and hide blemishes with my skintone. I would say that the coverage is medium, but easily buildable to a fuller coverage. I’ve tried applying it both with my fingers and with a concealer brush, it works well with both, it just depends on your application preference. The texture is creamy and smooth, and not “grabby” when applying to the delicate under-eye area. I would definitely purchase this again.

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It is available in six different shades, comes in a 5.5ml pot, and can be purchased directly from au naturale, or from the Kind Beauty Collective for $24 (USD).

This was purchased by me!