This brush lasted me almost 10 years before a rolled ankle caused it to fall out of my purse and onto the ice at just the right angle to break the whole thing. It was a devastating series of unfortunate events but I replaced my best loved retractable kabuki brush as soon as I was able.
That was 4 years ago and we're still going strong.
I love my kabuki to apply almost everything to my face. I use it to blend out liquids, powders and I especially love it for blush and I don't care who knows. It's my holy trail lazy girl brush and the case makes it possible to take along anywhere