I use this brush every day to apply my blush and I struggled at the start because of its shape. Now I know to use it much better, but I don’t really understand its weird shape, I mean it looks kinda cool, but not very practical. I definitely neeeded a couple of days to get used to it as the way it was applying the blush was different to a normal shaped blush brush. Now I like it lots and I really like how it stands up nicely on my dresser. Real Techniques brushes are affordable and have pretty designs, I prefer these to overpriced, high-end brushes, because at the end of the day, they are just brushes, I can’t see myself spending more on tools than on my actual makeup, sorry!