I originally purchased this about a year ago after watching Wayne Goss videos and he was constantly uses these high end brushes to apply foundations,buff and diffuse powder products (bronzer, blush, face powder.) Being thrifty - I try to use DS dupes for brushes before commiting to HE version of brushes and sometimes I don't find the HE version necessary. Its a good way for me to judge how often a reach for a brush and if I can live without it. WIth that being said - its a very nice brush to have and I find mysef reaching for it as the last step. This is supposed to sweep powder and bronzer which is does well. This brush is kind of big too apply bronzer on your face if you are into contouring but if you wanted to sweep it over your body, its great for that. With foundation, you're pretty much going to waste a lot of product. However - I DO NOT use this to apply product and again you might wonder why I would buy or repurchase. What I love about this brush is what it does to my makeup after applying my face products. After applying the last of my makeup - I usually use a setting powder as my last step after everything except mascara. I than use this brush to sweep off excess powder, diffuse any harsh lines expecially when contouring, and to blend in at the face and neck. It softens the look of my make up and makes it look a little more natural. I tried using a large powder brush but it doesn't have the same effect. I hold the brush horizontally and sweep it back and forth across my forhead and nose from left to right. With my cheeks - I hold it vertically and sweep up and down. Its great diffusing blush and bronzer especially if you use to much. If you are happy with a large powder brush, you might not need it. But for a brush and beauty addict, this is another awesome tool for your stash. The price was about $12 at Ulta and if google how much the HE versions are - this is a total steal.