Luxury Wayne Goss brush set spices up Summer☀️
Jun. 24, 2020
A new collection of make-up brushes from Wayne Goss was sure to spice up the Summer. Wayne has always been a brush specialist, averaging a new set every year for the past six years. Then he launched his first cosmetics with The Lip Collection in May this year.
The conservative pink cream lipsticks, pencils and glosses failed to thrill. Barely a month later and he is back on home ground with three new brushes in The Artist Collection.
The artisan face brushes, Wayne tells us in a YouTube video shortly before the late June launch, were inspired by a limited edition from 2016, the Artist Brush.
But its roots go back even further. Wayne's first product launch back in September 2013 was The Brush Collection. This consisted of eight brushes, hand made in Japan, with black hornbeam handles.
When he introduced the Artist Brush he used the same craftsmanship but switched to dark brown maple wood. That brush was bigger too ― a real whopper at over ten inches long.
WAYNE GOSSThe Artist Collection
The new collection stays with the maple wood. It repeats the understated design, but the size is more manageable. These brushes average seven inches long. There is even advice on how to hold them, because you need to work these big beauties with your wrist, not your fingertips!
The brushes are styled like Japanese writing tools with thick dark brushes. The chunky plain wood handles share the aesthetic, right down to the discreet hanging loop at the top of the handle. Calligraphy brushes are traditionally hung from racks or frames when not in use.
Wayne underlines “the gorgeous shape, the pointed tip that allows you to do the most beautiful work on your face” as he explains the typical applications of the three brushes.
The large brush is ideal for adding powder, bronzer, blush and highlights .
The medium size, more tapered, is handy to set concealer under the eye, and for highlighting and contouring. Some might also find it easier to work with for the bronzer and blush.
Finally the smallest brush works well for intricate eye work, getting right into the creases, contouring on the nose, and micro-fine highlighting.
And there is one more surprise – the set of three brushes retails at 175 dollars.
“Say what?!?” replies my sensible side.
But they are a limited edition.
“So how about I limit myself to just one!” my inner caution replies.
That would be a little over fifty-eight dollars. But they are made by ancient Japanese craftsmen.
“Its a make-up brush. I don't need a thousand years of Nippon tradition to help me put on blusher.” I am still fighting, but I am growing weaker.
Even though they use uncut natural fibres from farmed grey squirrel and saikoho goat hair?
I imagine that beside an infinity pool overlooking Shimanami Beach, a couple of grey squirrels and a goat are sipping cocktails and discussing their investments. Should they have just one more trim, or are they ready to retire?
Wayne has no doubts. “This collection is actually my favourite,” he tells us, “because...I am absolutely in love with them...I am over the moon...”
The Artist Collection was launched on Beautylish and as it is a limited edition, it seems like this is the only outlet at present. Beautylish serves the USA and Europe, Asia and Oceania.
First reviews have been positive, praising the silky soft feel, the pick-up and carrying capacity of the brushes, and their functional minimalist design.
But what about the price? Wayne`s original brush set – eight brushes – sold for $210. But then the Artist Brush went for $150 – just for the one brush. You can see how that might have inspired him.
In fact the traditional Japanese craft of hand-made calligraphy brushes has its heartland in Kumano, in Hiroshima province. The family businesses flourished here for nearly two hundred years. When calligraphy fell out of fashion, they added cosmetic brushes to the range.
They use badger, goat, squirrel, pony and weasel hair, each of which has its own particular properties. Craftsmen select the hairs by hand, picking out any imperfect specimens. The natural smooth ends of the hairs are retained, because cutting the fibres creates a coarser tip.
Kumano companies offer dozens of calligraphy brushes online, mostly in the ten to twenty dollar range. But some go for fifty, one hundred, up to eight hundred dollars per brush.
So there you have it. These are expensive make-up brushes, but the price reflects the skill and discernment that have gone into them. It is a brave time for Wayne Goss to launch such a high end product, but some people may want to treat themselves to something special right now.
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