Wayne Goss The Artist Collection Launches June 16th

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Turn any look into a work of art with the Artist Collection from Wayne Goss. Inspired by traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes, this set of three handmade makeup brushes gives you complete control over the placement and application of your favorite powder products. Uncut natural bristles are hand-bundled by master artisans with the perfect density and shape for effortless blending, less fallout, and an airbrushed finish on the skin. Limited edition and made in small batches.

June 16th, 10AM PST

The Artist Collection, $175.00 (Limited Edition)

  • The Artist Large Grey squirrel and saikoho goat hair
  • The Artist Medium Grey squirrel hair
  • The Artist Small Grey squirrel hair

Wayne Goss The Artist Collection Launches June 16th

Wayne Goss The Artist Collection Launches June 16th

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I was very interested in these until I saw it was squirrel hair. I am afraid of ruining those type of brushes, so I will pass on these. They are really beautiful. I love the handles.

Understand, though having owned some squirrel eye brushes for a while, they aren’t as fragile as I thought. I’m not rough, but they aren’t getting screwed up when put through normal usage.

That said, I’m probably as scared as you are when it comes to the face-sized brush. Those are the brushes that I get hair breakage with, and we’re talking goat.

I can only think about my mum’s squirrel brushes, she used to use as an artist for painting (art, not makeup) and they lasted very long and she loved them the most. I am not too sure how it is with makeup but probably it is really durable. I remember I’ve always dreamed about squirrel brushes. (:

I’ve had my Hakuhodo blue squirrel brushes for more than 15 years and they’re still in excellent condition. I wash the brushes I’ve used weekly so there is never any need to scrub them or be rough with them. They wash easily, retain their shape, and haven’t shed in all the years I’ve been using them. I purchased a few of Wayne Goss’ squirrel brushes when they first came out and they are also holding up very well. Once you start using well made Japanese squirrel brushes, there is no going back.

That’s great to hear. I read you are only supposed to wash squirrel hair brushes once a year, which seems kind of gross to me. I have a squirrel hair face brush and I wash it about once a month I keep thinking “that’s too often” even though it’s never even shed hairs. I think I might get these then ?

Don’t be afraid! I’ve had several squirrel brushes, some for over 10 years, and they have all held up very well! I ONLY use them for power products (no cream, no liquids) and I only wash them when they really need it- once or twice a year seems plenty. You can wipe them on a dry washcloth or microfiber cloth in between washings. When you do wash them, just be gentle. Gentle baby shampoo, swirl with the bristles (don’t splay them out), and softly pat and dry flat. Don’t get water into the brush handle; just keep it on the bristles.
FWIW, Wayne’s brushes are all excellent quality, and very well priced for the quality you get. I can’t think of a better intro to squirrel!

I hate the indentions on the brush; my first reaction was that it reminded me of a walking stick. I don’t think I will buy these since I am not a fan of pointed brushes. I do think it is a fantastic value though.

I already have 20 of the original Wayne Goss face and eye brushes. The original black handle ones. These are made with squirrel and goat hair as well (squirrel is ethically farmed in Japan – Wayne posted a video of the farm he visited prior to having the brushes manufactured). I have had no problem with fallout – I just wash them in gentle shampoo and airdry them hanging bristle down on a rack. Lasted me 8 years now. They just keep going. Trouble is – why would I want to buy another set – just doubling up. (Sigh) They do look fun though. Having small eyes, I do need tapered brushes for the crease and undereye. Love them. Have tried unsuccessfully to match these up with cheaper brands to use with cream eyeshadows, but nothing compares in softness or getting the taper right.

I also have Wayne’s original set of brushes and love them and they have stood the test of time, I wouldn’t trade them for all the tea in China.

Wayne offers a great value for the price. Do I need these? No. Do I want them? (Expletive deleted), yeah. The performance of the Waynes suit my skin, features, and skill level perfectly. Maybe I should procrastinate until they are no longer available. Splurged on the rat brush already. Down, urge!

Using his brushes are like using a fine tuned instrument, your work always turns out better and it feels so decadent having the beautiful soft bristles gliding across your skin.

I really loved Wayne Goss eye set when it came out. Love how he also catered to smaller and hooded eyelids and I use them all the time along with my hakuhodo.
Had them more than five years and no issues since I wash gentle.
Can’t see myself using any of these practically but sigh they’re so beautiful I want them

What a disappointment that he uses real hair/fur 🙁 no matter how ”ethically” sourced it never can be when using animals though 🙁 in 2020 I’m pretty sure there are plenty of synthetic or natural non-animal alternatives that work just as well

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