I purchased this brush on a whim this past February. The price was $18 which I thought was a little high, but this brush has earned its worth many times over. I use it for easy application of most shadows on my lid and to blend. It's been washed quite a few times and still looks very good. I'd but it again and probably will purchase other Sephora brushes (own a small kit). The bristles are soft and fluffy and they keep their shape. Great little brush.