i have been dying to get the mac kabuki for some time now but it just seemed so expensive so i got this one and i am really glad that i did! it is really a great brush with soft bristles. i love to use this with my loose powder i just put some on the cap and swirl it in and then buff on my skin using circluar motion. sometimes i use it with pressed powder same application. i love how soft the bristles are and i love how this feels on my skin. it is very high quality brush. and i like how it provides a nice even flawless coverage, i feel that my skin looks great whenever i use this brush and it does not bleed like other brushes. some brushes they start to bleed when you wash it but not this one and this does not shed either there are no loose hairs flying around when i use this. i would recommend this to anybody who wants a good and effective kabuki brush that really works and is really soft i love this brush!