I didn't have high expectations when I purchased this brush...but it's my go-to powder blush brush now! I just swirl it around, tap it off, and swirl on either matte or sparkly blush. Voila! I honestly prefer it over higher-end brushes! Yes, even my MAC blush brushes! I highly recommend this brush, the look is nice and diffused--and I don't even have a ton of shedding with mine.