One Brush, Five Different Ways to Use It

An ode to the Wayne Goss Air brush. 

While I keep on making jokes about the Wayne Goss brush company branding — “cruelty-free” animal hair makeup brushes anyone? — I became increasingly interested in the brand when reviewers I trusted posted about the impeccable quality of the Goss brushes. Tarababyz, Stephanie Nicole, and Temptalia all talked about the softness of the brushes, how they distributed powder products evenly and Stephanie Nicole waxed poetic of how a certain Wayne Goss changed how they applied highlighter. I really wanted to try one, but the prices were in the $40 US + range, which was out of my budget.

Then suddenly came along the Air Brush. The Air Brush is marketed as a multi-tasker, a brush you can use for bronzer, highlighter, contour, powder, undereye setting, and more. Made out of soft blue squirrel hair and a tapered head, the material and shape seemed conducive to the multi-tasking properties it claimed to have. The best part about it was the $35 price tag, which was much cheaper than many other multi-taskers on the market, including the famed Suqqu Cheek brush (used by Lisa Eldridge), which would set you back $165 US (No thank you!). I decided to take the plunge.

I ordered mine off Beautylish (which I believe is the only retailer for Wayne Goss brushes for the North American market) and it came within two weeks, beautifully packaged and wrapped. I put some blush on, taking care to swipe it on in circular motions on the apples of my cheeks. And then I brushed the powder off the brush and continue on to bronzer, and highlighter. Within a day I was obsessed. Here are five reasons why I I love it so much:

  1. The Air Brush diffuses blush so perfectly on the face to the point where I can’t tell where it starts or begins.
  2. Bronzer with the Air Brush looks like most natural tan, like as if the sun kissed my face exactly like that. Like as if I keep on having the perfect beach day every single day.
  3. Contour is made even easier, as I pick up some contour powder and blend in upward motions where my cheekbones are. Boom – instant cheekbones,
  4. In a pinch, I can pinch the Air Brush and put some blush or bronzer in my eye crease for colour harmony.
  5. I can even take the Air Brush and use it for highlighter, with the slightest tap of the Becca highlighter showing up beautifully diffused and soft on my face.

A true multi-tasker, I want to throw out every other brush in my collection and just collect multiples of the Air Brush instead. It does everything I want it to, especially when it comes to powder products and diffusing them in the most natural way on my face. For the driest of skin (er, my skin),The Wayne Goss Air brush doesn’t make powder products emphasize my pores or flaky texture. It’s a godsend.

It’s a 10/10, I would 100% recommend, and I personally don’t even think it’s necessary to invest in the rest of the Wayne Goss line. If you like a streamlined beauty routine, with a few brushes and products that do their job extremely well, then the Air Brush is perfect.

I might – dare I say – think it’s my favourite makeup brush of all time. If I could marry an inanimate object and forever make it part of my life, then the Air Brush would be it. It’s that good.