This is the first makeup brush that I have ever owned. It's a good brush - make sure you have a good cleaning routine. What is do is run the brush (the bristles facing DOWNWARDS) under lukewarm water and clean it with neutral white soap, rinse, and pat dry on a clean towel.
Four stars because the handle is coming a little loose, even though I am sure I didn't really get water inside.
I love it though and hopefully like 3 years later I will purchase again.