I love this brush for applying my setting powder and for blending out blushes. My only complaint is it isn't that well made. Within the first 2 weeks the ferrule came off the handle. I glued it back on with Gorilla glue and it has held since (been over a year). I use this either to lightly sweep powder, or I use it like a powder puff. Takes a bit longer to dry, but well worth it. It is super soft too!