Much like the Takumi series, brushes in the FO range tend to run smaller and lighter. I tend to prefer that if my brushes are smaller, they have a little bit more weight to them so they feel more sturdy in my long fingers and not has flimsy and cheap. That's probably why I give this one 4 rather than 5 stars. Performance wise, I'm a one and done shadow type of person so this type of flat, domed packing brush, with enough versatility for a good blend works great for me. The flattened tip is also good for getting into the crease and around the under eye.