As someone who has literally grown up around make up, the idea of using this brush as an all-over powder brush is almost laughable... But it is one of the best fan brushes I've ever used. Use it to sweep across a super-fine layer of blush, contouring powder, or bronzer. Use it with anything that's either a loose power or something you want to apply very subtly. My preference is to use this brush with a powder highlighter, which creates a very subtle highlighting effect that is to die for.