I read some of the other reviews and saw some were not happy with the stiffness of this brush. I have found it to be perfect! It makes a perfect, thin line and if I want a broader one, it takes care of that, too!! I usually use an eyeliner pencil first, then press the shadow into that for more color and staying power. I like the stiffness maybe because I'm more of a 'presser' of the shadow as opposed to stroking it across the lid. I love the results and am completely happy with this purchase!!