I received this Clinique eyeshadow brush 4 months ago as a gift and couldn't be happier with it! It replaced a very worn out eyeshadow brush from another department store makeup brand that I had been using for 5 years. The bristlesof the Clinique brush are extremely soft and gentle and do not irritate the skin in any way. This brush has held its shape very well even after being stuffed repetitively into my crammed makeup bag everyday for the last few months. It comes in a clear plastic case that I had intended to be good about using to protect it from everything else rolling around in my makeup bag, however, I fell back into old habits after about a month. This brush is the perfect size for applying eyeshadow to your entire eyelid. I have cleaned this brush with Clinique's brush cleaning solution and it continues to look and feel as though it is brand new. I have very sensitive skin and not once have I regretted using this brush on my eyes.