Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush is the perfect brush to apply powder foundation with. I have been using this Kabuki Brush for years and have never had to replace my brush because it is high quality and definitely made for the long haul. I would highly recommend cleaning the Kabuki brush with the bare escentuals brush shampoo from time to time though just to keep the brush clean. The Kabuki brush applies the perfect layer of powder foundation to my face every time I use it. I swipe the Kabuki brush around my powder foundation and tap the excess off but the brush still holds a good amount of foundation that when applied across my face evenly distributes the foundation all over. The brush bristles are so soft which makes applying foundation a pleasant part of my make up routine. This is a great make up brush and you can use it with any make up not just the Bare Escentuals brand. This is most definitely a good make up tool investment.