At first when I got this brush, I thought it was ok. Then, I got a blending sponge and after washing it for 10 minutes to get it clean and watching all the wasted foundation flow down my sink, I said never again. So now I'm using my brush again. I'm noticing that honestly, it works just as well as my sponge. My foundation can look as full coverage or as light as I want it to depending on how I use my brush. I wash it every other day now and I have very little foundation on the brush. I have 3 eye shadow brushes (crease, slanted eye shadow, large eyeshadow) and also the powder brush and I love them all. I wish I would have bought the fan brush when I saw it because now I can't find it anywhere and I know I would love it. If you see these, give them a try. You'll love them. I've had mone for a year with no falling bristles and barely any signs of wear.