I enjoy this blush brush. Looks and feels like a natural hair brush. It is more of a paddle shape, has a very nice density, not floppy at all. Does not feel cheap. This picks up pigment very nicely. I have other brands of synthetic brushes but none feel as good as this brand. The powder brush feels the same too. I also like the fact that it is dark in color which makes it look more professional as well. If you are looking to substitute your natural hair brushes, these brushes are it.