This is absolutely the best brush I've ever used!! I've owned mine for at least 10 years and there have been many other brushes that have come and gone that didn't even compare. I couldn't apply my eye-shadow without this brush. I use the flat end to apply my darker color to my outer eye and crease and then the round buffing end is perfect for blending it in. I've washed my brush many many times and it still works just as great as the day I bought it. This is one brush that is well worth any price.