I was pretty happy when I finally found a shader brush as small as this one, that wasn't very pricey. My eyelids aren't very big, so the average shader brush was just a little too big for me. This brush packs on product nicely, however, the bristles aren't very soft. They are actually pretty stiff (or prickly). If you can get past the prickly feel of the bristles, it is a decent brush.