This is just a basic flat lay down brush for eyeshadows. The shape and even color is very similar to the Mac 242, which I have and love. The two are very comparable and any differences are insignificant. The red handle and gold farrel is very attractive but other than that very similar brush. The hair type is different, on the 242 I believe its made of a mix of synthetic fibers or its all synthetic fibers and the S113 is made of natural fibers but I find they they perform similarly.