I have used my kabuki brush for years. It is easy to wash, bronzer and blush come out easily, and soft as a kitten's fur. I use it for setting powder primarily but it is very versatile. I haven't bothered trying more expensive brands as it would be pointless after experiencing such quality at such low cost. Being such a fan of this brand, I planned ahead to visit the Manhattan flagship store whilst in New York in 2014.Much like this lovely brush, the store didn't disappoint.