As other reviews have noted, this brush is a dream for cream/liquid foundation. Caveat: it is not advertised for use with creams and liquids, and it's possible that the brush fibers will degrade faster over time. However, I've been using it with creams for the last month and have not noticed any degradation. I wash it weekly with the Beautyblender solid soap, and wipe off on a microfiber cloth in between uses. The brush is a little on the small side for foundation to cover your whole face, but I don't mind taking a little bit longer on my base to carefully buff the foundation into my skin. I find that's the best way to get a flawless, skin-like application. It is soooo soft, and I don't notice any micro-exfoliation when buffing with this brush.