This brush is fantastic and I put away my previous blush brush as soon as I got it. Compact brushes keep their shape in makeup pouches better and also stay cleaner since they don't grab other powders or dust floating around. Super soft bristles apply blush PERFECTLY. Seriously. It's amazing.
My only issue is that, as with many retractable brushes, washing can be tricky because the bristles retain more water that I then worry about dripping into the tube.