I started warming up to Tom Ford's beauty line because of the blushes. Since Love Lust and Wicked have become dear favorites, I decided to go ahead and get them a suitable companion: Tom Ford Cheek Brush, as I've been eyeing and petting it every time I visited the counter. It didn't hurt that Gossmakeupartist reviewed Tom Ford's brushes favorly, and knowing these were actually Japanese-made brushes pretty much sealed the deal.
Tom Ford Cheek Brush is as plush as it gets. Everything about it is wonderfully luxurious, from the weight of the brush in my hand to the full head of ultra-soft goat hair that has the perfect bounce. It's a power tool, for sure, that only needs a quick touch of the blush's surface to collect the right amount of product and then apply and blend it beautifully. Brushes this good can often transform a mediocre blush into an almost ethereal wash of cheek color.
As you might have noticed, I have a fairly sizable collection of blush brushes in various sizes, shapes and hair types. However, the only other brush of similar thickness and proportions I own is Louise Young LY06 Super Blusher . All the others are smaller/rounder/flatter-- all good and I use them constantly with different blushes, textures and applications. Still, in the multitasker blush brush category (as Wayne Goss mentioned, it's also great with liquids, bronzer and face powder), Tom Ford's Cheek Brush is a winner.
Now, I probably like it better than the LY06, but mostly for the precioussssss effect. It's so ridiculously soft and satisfying. The LY06 is also a luxurious tool and performs just as well, so if you're on a budget don't hesitate to make the right decision for you.
Tom Ford Beauty- Cheek Brush ($75) is available from Saks, Neiman and Bergdorf.