This is one of my favorite brushes and I own many brushes from different brands, but I absolutely adore this kabuki brush. It is so soft and full to make a nice application for powders. This is so comparable to other higher end kabuki's and comes eye to eye with my Sedona Lace kabuki. I own several of these and you just can't beat the price, especially when the E.L.F site has sales like 50% off. I didn't have any shedding with this brush and still have the first one I bought years ago. This brush works well with any powder or mineral foundation. It works amazingly to buff in powder foundations or just setting makeup with a powder. I've also used this for blending out blush and contours. This is great for any collection whether you are starting out with brushes or a pro. It is also great to carry around in a purse since it is small and nice to travel with. I don't know how anyone could give this a bad review, especially when I have tried many other brushes that are so horrible with much higher price tags. E.L.F is a great brand and offer other great brushes as well and products that are super affordable.