I shoudld begin by saying that I actually no longer use Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation. However, I have two of the Bare Escentuals Heavenly Face Brushes that I continue to use with other makeup items. I have had both of these brushes for several years, and have found that they hold up very well. They do not really shed at all, either while using them to apply powder or while washing them with Bare Escentuals Well Cared For brush shampoo. I have washed them numerous times and the brushes remain soft and full. I use them for anything that I want a light layer of across a large portion of my face. I have used these brushes to apply loose setting powder, Mineral Veil, mattifying oil absorbing powder, and also blush that I want lightly swept across my cheeks. I sometimes also just brush a clean Heavenly Face Brush all over my face when my makeup is complete, just for a final blending and softening effect. However you choose to use it, this brush does not disappoint.
Santa Fe, NM