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Rae Morris brush set, finally !

by Sonia G.

I have finally decided to get this wonderful brush collection from Rae Morris.

These are my first impressions and first pictures of the Rae Morris brush set freshly arrived, a more detailed review will be available soon. Since there isn’t a lot of information online, I hope this already gives you an idea of what you are getting if you order the big set.

I ordered mine directly from Rae Morris web site, when you click on “Brushes” you can see the “27 piece professional brush range personally designed by Rae Morris”. In the listed brushes, there is also the Radiance brush and you may think it is included in the set, unfortunately it is not. In the shopping bag page the Radiance is also shown, but I have received 26 brushes in total, without the Radiance brush.

When clicking on “buy now”, you will be directed to a Country selection (at this moment only the first two seem to be available):

  • Australasia
  • UK and Europe
  • USA
  • Rest of the world

I selected “UK and Europe” since I am in Switzerland.

If you look carefully at the brushes shown in her site, two brushes are slightly different from what I have received. When I watched Wayne’s review on Youtube I also noticed I did not receive the same brushes as he did, same with Jodi. Jodi made an excellent review on the set as well, both video links at the end of this page. Jodi’s video is extremely helpful since she also reads all the brushes description written in the little book she received with her set, as I did not receive it, that was very useful !

I have received the 26 brush set today. The order was made on Feb 27th and the delivery company tried to deliver for the first time on March 6th. Thanks to my dear friend and colleague Marie-Laure, who lives in France, I was able to get them since they don’t deliver to Switzerland. Thank you SO much Marie-Laure 😉

I wanted to track my order but the tracking link I received in the email order confirmation did not work, the site said that no order had been made… I was worried and contacted them, they confirmed that it was certainly ok and not to worry… so even if the tracking link did not work, the order was correctly processed.

Now, onto the brushes, you will receive 320 g of brushes in a 3 kilo package… very carefully wrapped.

The box :

The Z palette is just for size reference, it is not included!

When you open the case, you’ll see :

I have entered Wayne’s code (WAYNEGOSS01) and I got this free palette from Crown :

Here are the face brushes, as you see two of them are not exactly the same as Wayne’s or Jodi’s (same number and name but the shape and color of the hair are different), they are the 22 Pro Powder and the 23 Micro-Fibre Foundation.

Some still have residue on the ferrule, you need of course to wash them before use. Maybe you can see it on the 19 in the picture below.

I will start using them as of tomorrow and will review them and take better pictures as soon as possible.

So, no Radiance brush… but these are lovely, love the two white Kabukis…

As you can see below, some handles have tiny marks as if they were damaged, I do not know if this is because of the recycled bamboo material, I imagine it makes them more fragile :

This is the list of the brushes with the sizes in cm and the weight in grams (sorry my kitchen scale is not extremely precise, brushes under 1 g were not even detected), this can give you an idea if you want to compare them to your current brushes.

Brush list Full length Hair length Width of the
ferrule foot
1. Deluxe Kabuki 16.8 4 1.5 16
2. Mini Kabuki 16 3 1.4 11
3. Ultimate Cheek Bone 7.5 3.3 5 20
4. Square Kabuki 8.5 2.4 2.5 11
5. Flawless Shader 8 3.8 5 19
6. Deluxe Pro Blender 16 2.8 2 13
7. Deluxe Precision Shader 15.5 2.1 0.7 8
8. Medium Precision Shader 14.9 1.5 0.5 6
9. Detailed Precision Shader 14.7 1.1 0.4 3
10. Tapered Oval Shadow 16 1.7 1.2 8
11. Medium Oval Shadow 14.6 1.3 1 6
12. Chiseled Smudger 13.5 0.7 0.7 2
13. Deluxe Eyeliner 13.8 1.1 0.4 2
14. Perfect Eyeliner 13.7 0.9 0.3 <1
15. Precision Bent-Liner 13 0.6 0.1 <1
16. Angle Brow and Mascara Definer 15.8 <1
17. Mascara Applicator 15.7 5
18. Eyebrow Brush 15.3 1 4 <1
19. Lip Brush 15.3 1 0.6 6
20. Concealer Brush 14.9 1.3 0.6 3
21. Deluxe Buffer 12.5 3 2.4 40
22. Pro Powder 18 4.5 1.7 29
23. Micro-Fibre Foundation 17.5 4 2 30
24. All-Over Powder 18.7 5.5 3 42
25. Foundation/Angle Contour 19 2.8/2.3 2/2 21
26. Fan Highlighter 17 3.8 0.9 7
27. Radiance n/a n/a n/a n/a

Below is the Pro Powder (22), in Wayne and Jodi’s set, their 22 brush is white and more pointed.

Rae Morris 24 All Over Powder, together with some similar brushes …

Some crease brushes close to 2 Rae’s  :

As you see I have “some” Hakuhodo in my collection, I like small precise brushes :

This is how I organize my brushes, flat in my Ikea chest drawer. The problem is that with the magnetic brushes, they just stick together and there is no way I can put them there, not practical at all since I cannot close the Ikea anymore, the drawer is not very deep.

It does not get much better in a cup, they just stick together and you need both hands to separate them and pick the brush you want. I would have preferred if they weren’t magnetic at all.

I also don’t like magnetic things inside my handbag, they may damage the magnetic strip of your credit cards, I would not risk it anyway. I also try to avoid brush rolls with magnetic closure (if you are planning to put them together in the same handbag for example…)

You may want to find another solution to store them, with a metallic plate inside the drawer or against the wall… If you have ideas, please let me know 🙂

Here is how I managed to organize them, in a Nici school pencil roll, inside my drawer :

The Bamboo handles are so light, I work better with heavier brushes but these will certainly apply make up beautifully, I have to use all of them first and let you know what happened, please come back for more detailed info soon !

In the meantime make sure you watch Wayne and Jodi’s excellent reviews !

> Wayne : here

> Jodi : here and her newest review here

Please be aware that I have received a replacement set : please click here for some more info…

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Deb 15 March, 2012 - 12:31 am

Hi Sonia, great blog! I hope you will do a follow up post on the brushes. I’ve heard there are some quality control issues, and it’s important for people to hear all the pros and cons before they order. xo Deb

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 March, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Hi Deb ! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

I have been using them for the last few days and I have already taken the pictures for the follow up review, everything will be uploaded this weekend. I am afraid I agree entirely with the quality issues and I will share my experience with all of you. I will give you my honest opinion and explain why I will, or will not… reach for them.
I have already contacted Rae Morris team about the 2 different brushes I received, also about the “confusion” on the Radiance not being included in the set, as I don’t think it is very clear, and also the missing brochure, they have already replied regarding the brochure and they sent it to me. They also have informed me that my message has been forwarded to the UK suppliers and that they will contact me regarding the other points.
I will keep you informed on that as well !

I will talk to you soon 🙂

Jos 15 March, 2012 - 3:08 am

Great review!!! I’m still deciding whether to get them. Realy would love to. Are they as soft and as good as the Hakuhodu brushes? I have a few and love them to bits.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 March, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Thank you Jos 🙂
I cannot limit myself to only one brand… but if I had to choose between Hakuhodo and Rae, I would definitely choose Hakuhodo !
Hakuhodo are softer, but, sometimes if they are too soft they won’t pick enough product… it really depends on the product you are using and what result you want to achieve.
Please stay tuned for the follow up post, since I also love Hakuhodo, I will certainly also show some Hakuhodo or other brand alternatives and I hope that will help a little bit 🙂

Mietta Reynolds 29 June, 2012 - 8:44 am

Thank you so much for being so in-depth about reviewing these brushes. Especially how you laid out brushes that are similar to the Rae Morris 7 brush – that’s much appreciated because I’ve been after a similar looking brush that’s a tad smaller…Great review once again! (and its nice to know I’m not the only brush collector!! >_< )

Sweet Make Up Temptations 8 August, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Hi Mietta ! did you ordered some Rae Morris brushes ? I have just received the new set… it’s better in quality. I confirm, you are not the only brush collector 🙂

divya 22 October, 2012 - 3:48 pm

hi…loved to know about you guys….pls.suggest some nice brands…i m a make up mad…crazy for good quality precise brushes….

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 October, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Hi, greatest brush brands : Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo, Tom Ford, etc… these are my favorites, probably the best quality you could wish for, but maybe you already tried them ?

lily 22 November, 2012 - 12:35 pm

hey, great review!
im looking to biuy some good brushes so this has really helped!!
would it be possibke.for you to let me know the price you paid?

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 November, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Hi Lily,
I got these via Crown brushes website but they don’t sell them anymore on this site, I bought the full set at that time.
You have the possibility to get them via http://www.love-makeup.co.uk or via the Rae Morris website directly.
I hope this helps 🙂

Tammy 18 August, 2014 - 7:34 am

Hello Sonia,
If I were to get only one of the 3 RM crease brushes 7, 8 or 9, which one should I get? My goal is to achieve that lifting, smokey look on the outer edges of my eyes. Plus, I am asian with small almond shaped eyes.


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