I cannot believe how soft this horse brush is. The shape is nearly identical to my Chanel brush (was lucky enough to grab one while Chanel was still sourcing them from Japan), which is allegedly a dupe for the Suqqu M wrt shape. It's softness is between the goat hair Chanel and the Koyomo. It does a pretty good job picking up shimmers (my Chikuhodo silver fox is better with shimmers). Solid laydown for mattes. For this price, don't pass up this gem!
This is part of my first order & I wanted to get a range of products for an overall feel for Fude brushes. This brush is another really useful brush that is soft on the skin while picking up product easily & placing the shadow precisely where I want it. I know it is a sample brush but I may consider getting a second brush because I like it that much. The weight is nice & is simple to handle without being awkward. I will say I do prefer this type of brush in general & I appear to have an expanding collection of this shape. I find it to work for multiple purposes & having a few of this type allows me to get through my eye makeup quicker since I don't have to be concerned with cleaning off brushes between colors, I just grab another one from the ones I have. :)