I usually use either my fingers or a blender sponge to apply my foundation, but I feel like I waste a lot of product. I got this brush at IMATS LA, and have been using it since. It ha been 6 months since I bought it, and it is still holding up very well. It is a great size, not too big or small. I was afraid it would absorb too much makeup, but it actually keeps product on top of the brush. I love it! I can't wait to buy more of these the next time they are on sale. Royal brushes have always been very reliable for me, and I have bought several sets throughout the bast 5 years. I recommend this for anyone looking for a larger,dense foundation brush!