I'd like to know who named the smudge brush. What cosmetics maven was blending his or her eyeliner and thought, "Man, we need a brush that is just for blending the eye line a bit. What are we going to call this new best-seller? I know! The smudge brush!" But I digress. Back to Studio Tools and how much I love them for making a 2.49$ smudge brush. What I have found about the most inexpensive brush offerings is that they tend to have a relatively small selection: a powder brush or kabuki, of course, blush brush, maybe two sizes of eyeshadow brush with the same basic shape... but they don't offer a smudge brush or a contour brush or a flat-top blush brush (SK has the cheapest one of those, at 14.99$. I'm about to break down and get it. I want it SO BAD it's sick.) And here comes Studio Tools, with its decent line of perfectly good brushes that knock the pants off the other decent lines of perfectly good brushes (that are about 4-5$ more expensive.) No, it's not earthshattering--it's not going to change the way I do my makeup--but it's a tremendous bargain.