I admit the brush i was using before this was pretty stiff & not designed for what I was using it for but I found that, for me at least with my overly large eyes, an angled brush worked MUCH better for what I wanted to accomplish than the ones that are made for tightlining & water lines and are designed to be flat on top & go straight across instead of angled. I just needed to find one that wasn't so stiff (like they need to be to get a decent eyebrow look) that it was prickly & uncomfortable to use. THIS IS IT!! I had a dual ended brush that was designed for eyebrows & had a similar looking end to this on one side and a spoolie on the other that I was using the angled side to tightline & go into the water lines on both the upper & lower lash lines. I was using it with blackout eye shadow. I ordered this & absolutely fell in LOVE with it for this purpose. My eyes look amazing & it's not a chore anymore. The other brush is now exclusively used for eyebrows like it was originally meant to be & this lovely soft brush has taken over for the lining of my eyes. It's softness makes it perfect for this because there is no poking & it feels very soft & comfortable. It has fit seamlessly into my makeup routine & has made all the difference in the world in making a job I usually dreaded into something more than bearable. Thanks Sigma! Have a great day!!