First, big thanks to @kinkysweat for her fantastic beauty videos & for introducing me to Fude Beauty & this brush! As soon as I received the brush I tried it out with my fav setting powder, and voila--an even fine finish that doesn't disturb my foundation or look masky on my dry skin! The brush is very soft but has just the right amount of shape & spring--works for patting, blotting, or sweeping product. The wood handle is smooth and attractive, with a diameter not so large that it would take too much space in my brush holder. I haven't washed the brush yet, so hopefully with care it will retain its shape. Very quick delivery from Japan, literally took only couple days, arrived wrapped in excellent condition. Price is reasonable for this high quality brush.