These brushes I've been adding to over the last year or so since the launch of Tom Ford Beauty. Some I enjoy more than others and some I prefer vastly over others in my entire brush collection. And at least one is a total dud.
When I purchased these brushes for the first time, I got a very nondescript answer about what hairs these brushes are: "Natural." They appear to be goat hair, but the hairs are very thin and fine and especially evident in the face brushes, they are very soft.
|Little goat that resides at the Central Park Zoo. Not a Tom Ford goat, you see. But I can imagine a posh Upper East Side goat should be contributing to a luxury makeup brush. |
The handles are a gleaming dark brown, with polished gold ferrules. They wash cleanly and without loss of any errant hairs. The face brushes balloon a bit in size, but I do not use any brush guard type apparatus to keep the shape when drying or storing. This does not affect the performance.
The Collection (Tom Ford deserves a capital "C" at least because of the money I've spent of them):
|in a clear acrylic cup from MUJI|
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting more detailed reviews of these brushes as well as comparisons to some others I own when applicable. I think comparing brushes is important because I really need to know if I'm justified being smitten with these or if others I own really should be good enough. Afterall, I'm trying to become a better and more discriminating consumer.
Some more view of the Tom Ford brushes I have in my collection:
|ALLLLLLLL of them|
|From top: Cream foundation; Shade and Illuminate; Bronzer; Cheek |
|From Top: Lip; Smokey Eye; Eye Shadow; Eye Shadow Blend; Eye Shadow Contour|
Do let me know if there is a particular brush you'd like to see first. I won't post them all in a row. I suspect many of you are more sane than I am about brush love and would rather see pretty makeup.