I was excited to try this brush based on the reviews. I own many expensive brushes which I love but I'm always on the lookout for a good inexpensive alternative. I pulled this out of the package and immediately had to pull out large swathes of the bristles. I thought, OK, maybe this will be the end of any further shedding, but sadly that was not the case. I applied some loose powder with it and had to pick them off. If you don't mind the constant shedding then it was $3 well spent.