Wayne Goss The Face Set 2017 Now Available

Wayne Goss The Face Set
Wayne Goss The Face Set 2017

Experience how easy it can be to achieve flawless face makeup with The Face Set, a collection of six brushes created by makeup artist Wayne Goss. Updated with white bristles and redesigned shapes, The Face Set gives you the power to perfect any technique with any product—from primer to powder and everything in between.

What’s the difference between this set and the old Face Set? The new Face Set features softer, undyed white bristles and refined brush shapes. Brush 10 has been completely redesigned with a more versatile silhouette. Brushes 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are slightly denser.

What’s so special about the white bristles? The new white bristles are made from undyed, unbleached goat hair, which has a softer, more lightweight feel.

Can I buy these brushes individually? The new Brushes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are only available with The Face Set at this time.

Early access 3/9

The Details

The Face Set, $250.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Brush 10 Inspired by the best-selling Brush 02, this brush’s tapered tip makes highlighting and bronzing with creams, liquids, and powders easier than ever before.
  • Brush 11 Transform your skin into smooth, poreless perfection with this fluffy brush—Wayne’s go-to for his popular buffing technique.
  • Brush 12 Take the guesswork out of sculpting and shaping the curves of your face with this brush’s unique angled shape.
  • Brush 13 From foundation to setting powder, Brush 13 truly does it all. Use it to buff liquid foundation into the skin for a flawless, airbrushed finish.
  • Brush 14 Add a sheer wash of color with this brush’s feather-light bristles. It gently sweeps on pigmented blushes for a subtle, barely-there flush.
  • Brush 15 Precise powdering, hairline contouring, and draping with blush are just a few of the techniques you’ll master with this fan brush.


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Krista Avatar

Do you think this set is “worth it” to start getting into high end Japanese brushes, or would you suggest looking at individual ones from Hakuhodo/Chikuhodo etc.? I have his Airbrush and love it, but conversion to CAD makes me double think!

Christine Avatar

They have been consistent in quality with Hakuhodo brushes to me (and some Chikuhodo, but it depends on the series and type of hair really), so I’d say it’s more of an aesthetic choice – I think they are similar in price, possibly little higher/lower (I want to say the face brushes are often a bit lower than a Hakuhodo counterpart). Beautylish’s return policy is more forgiving + free shipping! Haven’t tried this particular set, but in general, I feel like the brushes have been pretty consistent.

Julia Avatar

Krista, I have and love several Wayne Goss face brushes, but make sure to check the total individual prices against the set price. You don’t really save when buying WG bundles compared to slowly picking them up as needed and as you feel more confident investing. And that way you don’t end up with any you might not have selected on your own. Good luck!

Allison Avatar

I am a Wayne Goss brush addict and i really think they are pretty cost effective when comparing to similar quality japanese brushes.

Maria Avatar

The brushes look really nice I do like goat hair brushes that are dyed. I can’t wait for your review but I am definitely not interested in purchasing this set. If & when they sell individually I might be interested in one or two but I don’t have the need for the whole set. I think the market has become bombarded with makeup brushes and I own too many as it is that I don’t use regularly. My favorite face brushes are Suqqu I like anything that apply’s product lightly.

Julia Avatar

Will you be reviewing these, Christine? I’m curious if there is a discernible difference vs the original dark-bristled lineup. My immediate reaction is a preference for dark bristles because the don’t show dirtiness so immediately, but maybe these are really that much better. I’d have to pass on the set though- I already own half of these and while I love them, I don’t need backups.

Tracey E. Avatar

Hi Julia and Christine, Trisha from A Glittery Life has a video on YT comparing tne original Face Set to the new and how she uses certain brushes or envisions using the new brushes. I have 3 brushes from the Face Set purchased over time. I used the fan brush on it’s own for quite a while for everything except foundation. I wouldn’t mind picking up one more and seeing how the new #10 performs. Most of his brushes are multi-functional, reducing the need for all. I, too, prefer the dyed brushes except in a few instances.

Samira Avatar

Man, I really hope these become available individually. I would like one or two but really don’t need them all (and their predecessors, which can be bought individually, are all sold out – I would expect they are not being restocked). I already have the prior version of the 14 and while I love it can’t really justify getting a second near-dupe at this point, and I barely ever use my fan brush. It kind of bugs me when brushes are only available in sets, especially when they’re essentially a repromote and people are likely to have versions of some of them already. Same with Real Techniques – I would have SO MANY more Real Techniques if I could get my favorites as individuals, but the ones I really want multiples of only come in sets with a bunch of stuff I don’t need.

Aargh! Ok rant over.

ps. Given prior behavior, I think it’s pretty likely they’ll become available individually soon. I’m just impatient 🙂

kjh Avatar

Love 14. Looks so odd, with long bristles, almost floppy. But it rapidly became one of my faves. Don’t have a lot of Waynes, but just enough to need to get individuals, rather than a face set. Think I deselect the white bristle 00, bec it has migrated away from the rest of the Waynes and is not at arm’s length. Think I hope WG does not go all white bristle. You see the color better, but they trap color far more than the air brush.

Samira Avatar

The 14 is great! I hemmed and hawed about it for ages because I couldn’t figure out how to use it, but I love using it to blend my blush out and for more pigmented colors. That and 2 are the two wayne goss face brushes I have and I used both almost every day.

Abby Avatar

I asked beautylish customer service and they said they will be available individually, they’re just waiting on the shipment from Japan which could take a few weeks to arrive.

kjh Avatar

Boo, bummer. At least it’s not cats! ? Since my debacle with chem sunscreens, I’ve developed a host of new sensitivities and allergies. Bloody immune system! And once one thing triggers, there goes reactive arthritis, acne, bad gizzards. Do you use strictly synthetics, bec goat is so prevalent and goat/squirrel mix? Waynes are too soft for starting Nars di, and they’re not great with ColourPop, either.

Nancy T Avatar

Yep, KJH, that’s what happens once a strong enough allergic response starts within ones body. Had asthma and breathing issues my entire life, but it wasn’t until my second course of prednisone that other autoimmune stuff began cooking, may have even had those cells go wrong after that 1st lengthy course. Who knows? But we know that once it starts, it can take off like wildfire. And guess what? I am! So in order to keep them; Zyrtec every day and benedryl every night. Oh, what we’ll do for our Loves! ? or ?

Betty Avatar

They do look terrific, wish I could afford the set but if they sell some individually down the line I would be interested if the reviews are good. I like the two I have a lot.

Renu Avatar

I bought this set when it was brown, and I’m glad I did! I’m anal-retentive and tend to be a tad aggressive and over-enthusiastic with white bristles, in a bid to get them to look “in factory condition”, as it were. Not the best thing for delicate Japanese bristles, so I’d probably ruin the white set after one wash.

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