This is my first silver fox hair brush and I wanted this one because I don’t have a slanted brush. I don’t know what I was expecting in terms of feel, maybe something like my Koyomo saikoho brush, which is an amazingly soft goat brush with somewhat springy bristles. However, this silver fox hair is way silkier. It is super soft in a silky smooth way, that is softer than goat and springier than gray squirrel; when you sweep it over your skin the silky softness feels amazing. I love the shape of this FO-4 as well because it is the perfect size and slant to run along your cheek for blush, or around your face for bronzer. So far it seems to be good at picking up powders and it blends them out quickly and effortlessly with about the same blending power as my goat brushes. Finally, it is cheaper than other brushes I have that can somewhat compare to it, but it is just as good if not better.