The ultimate brush splurge you can find right now is the Black Plum Deluxe Brush Collection exclusive to Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman. It retails for $250 and has 8 different full sized brushes with stunning black and chrome handles.
If you purchased each brush individually, the total retail value of all the brushes in the set is $267, so while this set isn’t exactly a steal, the quality of the set is just as good as the regular individual brushes (which I find rare among other brands) and it’s packaged in a gorgeous shiny deep plum zipped case.
(As of now, here are the prices individually: blush $50, bronzer $50, cream shadow $28, eyeshadow $28, gel liner $25, eye definer $28, eye smudge $28, eye shader $30. Ladies – correct me if I’ve miscalculated.)
Neiman Marcus is also having their InCircle event and the gift with purchase is a mini lip quad, mini lip brush and a mini clear lipgloss. InCircle Card Holders – check your mail because you may have a $50 gift card that you can use instore during the incircle event days (certain exclusions apply).
Overall thoughts: I have never bought a full-sized brush set because I usually find the quality to be different from the regular individual brushes. I have purchased a few mini brush sets in the past. This was definitely a must-buy for me and my sweet SA was kind enough to throw in an extra Bobbi Brown gift because she had extras from their beauty week in addition to the Incircle gift. The cream shadow brush in the set is slightly more flexible than the full sized ones I currently own, but not enough to make it significantly different. The only thing I would change is I wish she had included her new eye sweep brush in here instead of the regular eyeshadow brush.