i bought this on a recent vacation to japan n i fell in love with it at the first time of use. i had doubt at first due to the not-so-impressive experience with MAC foundation brush. but this one is sooooooo much better that i almost wanted to dance when i saw the finish of my foundation. it didnt eat much liquid foundation like the reviews said online n i went straight to use it to apply powder foundation after using it with liquid one n i had never seen my foundation so nicely applied. it cost only 1600 yen, about 1/3 of the price of my MAC brush. i think i will buy another one when i visit japan again. anyway, at that price what more can u ask for?