Sadly this brush did not satisfy me as I found it to be harsh and not soft at all.. Not sure what kind of animal hair was used to make it (it says it is natural). I found it to not be dense enough, losing its shape, and I can see now a hair or bristle that is sticking out. I will not be purchasing this brush again. I am giving it a 1 as it irritated my eyelid. My favorites are BC400 also called C400, C440, C415 and C471. Those are similar to high end brushes and I love them.