Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease & 6 Blending

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease & 6 Blending

You might remember that I have nothing but love for Wayne Goss Brush 1. His 4 Medium Crease and 6 Blending brushes are equally impressive!

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease

Wayne’s eyeshadow brushes have standard long handles. Initially I wanted to go for 3 Large Crease, but Sara says in this post that is it too large even for her crease, so I went with 4 Medium Crease instead.

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease review

4 Medium Crease is a tapered brush that can actually be used to do much more than placing color in the crease.  The quality of the hair is superb. You can see in the photo just how glossy it is, and it feels finer than silk on the skin.  It keeps its shape beautifully after wash, and hasn’t shed a single hair. Wayne says you can place a wash of color with this brush, highlight the brow bones, and even conceal undereye bags with a lighter powder foundation.

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease tip

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease closeup

While it is possible to add a wash of color to the lid with this one, I personally prefer to blend and contour with it. The most amazing thing about Medium Crease is that since the hair comes to a fine point, I can highlight my inner corners with it! I usually use MAC 219 for this, but it picks up more product and tends to produce a harsher result (sometimes I have to rub my pinky over the area a little to soften it down). With Medium Crease, the effect is much softer.

The most similar brush I have to Medium Crease is Le Métier de Beauté Eye Crease brush.

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease & Le Metier de Beaute Crease Brush comparison 01

Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease & Le Metier de Beaute Crease Brush comparison 02

Le Métier de Beauté Eye Crease brush also has amazingly soft hair, and it blends like a boss. It has a bit more yield than Wayne Goss Medium Crease, so it is not as perfect for adding a wash of color. The tip is also way too blunt for the inner corners. It is still a great one, but if you can only pick one and budget is a concern (around 36 pounds/43-44 euros versus 18 pounds/21-22 euros), I’d say Medium Crease is a bit more versatile and the hair is equally incredibly silky!

Wayne Goss Brush 6 Blending

Next, let’s move on to 6 Blending brush. I have been looking high and low for something that will replace my beloved 217, and this is as close as I have come so far!

Wayne Goss Brush 6 Blending tip

6 Blending is a flat blending brush with rounder edges. Despite the fact that it is called a blending brush, like MAC 217, it is actually very easy to apply eyeshadows with it. It doesn’t place as much product as for example MAC 239 does, but for my type of everyday looks, it is more than enough. The quality is top-notch. It has the same glossy and silky hair as Medium Crease (though it has more yield), and it keeps its shape well.

Wayne Goss Brush 6 Blending closeup

You can also conceal with it, and I it works with cream shadows as well. For a simple everyday look, this is pretty much the only brush I need for the eyeshadows. For a look that takes a little more blending, I prefer to apply with this one and blend everything out with Medium Crease.

Wayne Goss Brush 6 Blending & MAC 217 comparison 02

Wayne Goss Brush 6 Blending & MAC 217 comparison 01

Like I said, I have been able to finally pretty much replace MAC 217 with Wayne Goss 6 Blending, at least for my eyeshadow needs. As you can see, they aren’t all that similar, as 217 is way fluffier. Nevertheless, they both apply and blend very well, though 217 might blend a little faster because the tip is “thicker.” Again, I wouldn’t mind repurchasing 217 if the ones made nowadays have the same quality with mine (which is about 3 years old), but they aren’t the same thing anymore. Wayne Goss 6 Blending costs around 24 euros (20 pounds), which is only a couple euros more than MAC 217 here. If you have been searching for a replacement to no avail, this might be an option!

Bottom line: Wayne Goss Brush 4 Medium Crease & 6 Blending have amazing quality, and they are both versatile. The hair truly feels much more expensive. I would urge people who are looking for great eyeshadow brushes to take them into consideration!

What are the best multi-tasking brushes in your stash?



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    UGGGH. I want to try them! They sound so perfect! But kind of hard to get them here in Canada I think. Hopefully a retailer here will carry them soon!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I THINK these are only available online. For the US it’s Beautylish, and for the rest of the world Love Make Up. It’d indeed be great to be able to feel them before you buy, but I think that will certainly add to the cost.

  • beautiesatwork

    i only have cheap brushes xD

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      If they work for you it’s really not a problem! I’ve just had predominantly disappointing experience with budget brushes, so now I am skeptical.

  • Bella

    OK, so where can I get these :D? As I may have mentioned before, I severely lack “skillz”, but I use Mac 217 and Mac 226 for just about everything. I also have a smaller denser Mac eye brush, of which the number has rubbed off (maybe about 7 years old already…LOL). So the 217 isn’t what it used to be?! I was just thinking of buying a second so I wouldn’t have to keep waiting for this one to dry!!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Bella, out of the US you can find these on Love Make Up! You should see for yourself, but I ended up swapping out the second 217 I bought (maybe sometime last year, but it could be the end of 2012). The hair was pretty scratchy, and no amount of conditioner changed that.

  • http://polished-polyglot.blogspot.ch/ Nati

    Wonderful review! as usual :)
    I own both of these brushes and use them daily, they’re soooo good. One little cons I’d say is none of the brushes have worked for me to apply cream eyeshadow. The bristles are so soft they litteraly won’t pick up the product. I guess the fact that they’re all slightly “pointed” plays also a role there. So there you go I still prefer my MAC 217 or even Sigma E25 for cream eyeshadows and bases.
    Also n°4 is perfect for crease work, but when I want to fade out colours, I mean reduce to “smoky-nothing-ness” I much prefer n°3, because it’s larger and gets the job done faster.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Nati! Hmm I use the blending brush and it’s fine for blending out eyeshadow sticks. I haven’t tried to pick up color from a pot of cream shadow though, but I suppose you’re right! And now I want the large crease brush as well, even though I have REALLY limited lid space LOL

      • http://polished-polyglot.blogspot.ch/ Nati

        I have very limited space too :P LOL but whatever, now I have it and I love it.
        I know most people just use their fingers to apply cream shades and then blend with a brush. But I have LONG nails, which makes it very annoying to try and pick up the colour with the fingers, and of course blogging about nail art I’m not willing to make them shorter, so I really need a tool for that :)

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Oh yeah I forgot about your nails! I keep mine short so I never thought about that. I know there are several near-dupes of 217 on the market (one from Hakuhodo and another from TF, off the top of my head). I’m more than willing to look into those as well!

  • http://nothingspaces.com Carina

    Ack, these look amazing. Been eyeing brush 1, too, but IDK I have to really do my research here. Thank you for the review and comparisons. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Carina! If you do get them, I hope you’ll be just as impressed!

  • http://www.beautycabby.com/ lyn

    Thanks for the review. These eye brushes look really fab.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Lyn! They’re sooo silky!

  • expatmuaddict

    I really would like to try some of his brushes…there is a foundation one I have been lusting after xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Stacey, yup I raved about that one a while back! It’s amazing just how many things it can do! I blend foundation, concealer, cream blush, and even liquid highlighter with it!

  • http://llewsoba.wordpress.com/ Llewsoba

    Ugh, I want those brushes so bad.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I really think the quality makes them worth it ;)

  • Icaria

    In a way brushes are such a personal thing, I would really love to see these in real life and feel them because they seem amazingly soft. I need new ones but I guess eventually I’ll just have to settle for either MAC or maybe a few of the new MUFE.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, oh yeah the new MUFE ones! I haven’t seen those in real life yet!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Sunny, didn’t I tell you to stop it with the brushes??? ;-) Nah, I kid. I have three (four?) MAC 217’s and I still love them to bits, so for now I don’t feel tempted to replace them, even though what you’re saying here does sound fantastic.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh haha lucky you! I should have purchased backups a lot sooner than I did. Maybe if I did I wouldn’t have to try so hard to replace an old favorite ;)

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I need some brushes, too – I like to buy Sonia Kashuk because it’s so affordable. It’s hard for me to spend money on brushes, even though I know they’re an investment! I like Wayne Goss, though :D HIs videos are fabulous.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, I know what you mean. I’ve just had my fair share of lukewarm experience with budget brushes, so I prefer to stick to these “investment” ones ;)

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    I’m going to London in March and I think I’m going to take a look at these !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hmm I’m not sure if they have a counter somewhere, but in any case you should check them out!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I’ll have to remember this when I finally upgrade brushes! But the first upgrade is going to go to a blush brush. :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Do you have some candidates already? The LMdB one is LOVELY, but admittedly not a bargain ;)

  • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

    I love the look of the 6 blending – thank you for the detailed review!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Emi! These are really great quality!

  • http://www.beautyaddiction1.blogspot.co.uk/ syrena85

    I haven’t used those brushes ever but would really like to order the full set!!! I read so many good things about them :-D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha yeah same here! I’m curious about the others now!

  • http://eyespaintedblack.com/ Natasja

    good pictures and clear explanation ^_^ the blending brush looks super good. how many brushes do you have btw?

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Natasja! I don’t have that many brushes at all! I just counted and it’s around 20. I used to only have one “set” of brushes, but since brushes dry slowly here and sometimes I do looks for the blog two days in a row, it’s more convenient to have some more.

      • http://eyespaintedblack.com/ Natasja

        That’s quite smart :D

  • Lily

    A great detailed review, Sunny :-) I’ve been interested in getting these, but I’m a little put off that there isn’t VAT discount for international buyers at Love Makeup. Cult Beauty does it, Harrods and Selfridges do it… I’m just going to wait for Sara’s review on those Hakuhodo brushes and might decide to get those instead. I’m so stingy when it comes to this. LOL!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, oh whaaat. I didn’t know that! You’re right though. You don’t live in Europe and you shouldn’t be expected to pay VAT. Plus shipping isn’t exactly cheap with them, either. I’d love to read Sara’s Hakuhodo review as well!

  • http://www.fluffandfripperies.com/ Emma (Fluff and Fripperies)

    Great review Sunny! I have ordered his #2 brush and can’t wait for it to arrive – this might be my next purchase!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Emma! I hope you’ll love that one! I’d love to read a review!

  • http://beautyandtheeyeliner.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    Thank you so much for doing a full review of these! They sound fantastic, my hunt for new eyeshadow brushes may be over.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Natalie! If you get them, I hope you’ll love them!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    I’m sold on this. Investing in high quality brushes is the best way to go! Thanks for the review, Sunny! =)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Jen! If you get them, I’d love to hear how you like them :)