This brush is a mere $3 from e.l.f. The bristles are made from Taklon, and are soft. And I mean soft. It is soft like velvet. This is the softest brush I have ever felt. Because it is made from Taklon (synthetic), this brush is Vegan friendly. The bristles are very densely packed. It’s one of the things I love about this brush.
The handle is made from wood, and it has a metal ferule. My initial impression of this brush was not good. The ferule was loose, and after only a few uses it fell off. I put a generous amount of glue inside and put it back together, and it has been good to go ever since. Even despite that bad first impression this is a Holy Grail brush for me.
I use this brush mainly for my face powder, since it blends it out smoothly. I love buffing my face with this brush. If I have a few flakes of skin, this just buffs right over them without bringing up the flakes and making them worse. I especially love this brush for shimmery blushes, because this buffs them in so even blushes that come off a bit too glittery look less so when I use this brush.
I have contoured with this, but I only get bronzer on half of the brush and turn it so that it faces straight up. After my color is applied I buff it out. It works quite well for this.
The only thing I have not tried it for is applying liquid foundation, even though I have read about many people using it for that purpose. I want to get a spare before I do that, since I use it for powder and don’t want to dip it into my pressed powder after applying foundation with it.
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this brush.
My Recommendation: Try it!