I don't want to outright hate this brush, but I've been spoiled by HE brushes, and nice SS168 from Sigma. The pros of this brush is that it has a nice handle, does not shed or bleed, and holds its shape well after being washed. The cons are that it is not dense enough and when applying blush or a contour colour, the bristles fan out more than I'd like. This was also expensive for a DS brush, at $21.99 CDN, but I got it half price. I would not recommend this brush, but would suggest the SS168 from Sigma for an inexpensive blush/contour brush.