This brush is not worth it for the price! The bristles are very rough compared to soft Sigma, Real Techniques, or MAC brushes that I'm used to. It take a lot of rubbing on to get even my most pigmented blushes on my face and the result are very red and irritated cheeks. My face hurts for a couple hours after applying. The long handle is also annoying and hard to store, but wouldn't have been a deal breaker if the brush was softer.