- Head: 2.5 cm H x 3 cm W x 2 cm D (1 in H x 1.2 in W x 0.8 in D)
- Handle: 12.5 cm L (4.9 in L)
Review & Usage
Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush (02) is like a little sister of the Cheek Brush (06). It is made in Japan and features the same off-white natural hairs (presumably goat), polished gold ferrule, and dark mahogany lacquered handle. The handle is quite short but it is well-balanced, comfortable to hold, and easy to maneuver around the face.
Designed for use with the brand's own Traceless Foundation Stick but I found that it works great with liquid and cream formulas as well. The dense bristles feel extra plush, soft, and luxurious against the skin and allow for a flawless, perfectly-blended, and streak-free application every time. Aside from foundation application, you can also use the brush to apply cream blushes, highlighting creams, and contouring creams; thanks to its small but versatile size. It is big enough to cover the entire face easily yet small enough to maneuver into smaller areas such as around the nose, under the eyes, under the cheekbones, and on the apple of the cheeks for precision application.
The application coverage depends on the amount of product applied and how you use the brush. I use the flat sides to spread and layer for more coverage and the rounded top to blend and bluff for a sheerer finish. The white bristles are surprisingly easy to clean and I have never had problems restoring the color to its original pristine color after cleaning. Occasionally I will encounter some shedding during buffing but it's usually just a hair or two. It has retained its shape well over time as I have had this brush for a couple of years now and it still looks brand new and in its original shape. Soft, plush, versatile, with impeccable performance, the Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush is truly a luxury brush that I think is well worth the investment.