So I purchased both the Tom Ford blush brush and the NARS to compare. They're very different. The TF is very very dense and very very soft. I have to use it sideways otherwise the whole cheek gets blushed. The NARS is a very different animal. I like the stick like handle and the tapered bristles - not as soft as the TF one but maybe more control? Again I over blushed with this one as well. I think I need to practice more with both. They both feel very luxurious and supple - hopefully I can make them work for my needs.