E.L.F. meant well, a Kabuki styled application brush that offers large coverage and has the nice short handle. My fault was to order it online and not touch and compare in a store setting. The problem I found was that the soft bristles are too soft for applying [not wetted] facial mineral loose powder foundation. The brush surface area is too large for facial application. This E.L.F. Kabuki is too clumsy to dip into most sized containers and then tamp off the extra make-up back into the lid or container for the standard shapes of choices in packaging, including my E.L.F. Mineral Foundation powder container. Messy flying dust all over my sink to clean up with spray cleaner later! Applying the mineral foundation onto my face was also messy. I had primed my face with another product to smooth the powder for best coverage. Having tapped off the majority of extra product, the brush made a poof dust of powder, as I began to swirl blend as I have done with more firm bristled brushes (Bare Mineral's Kabuki original brush is still the best textured application brush out there!) the mineral powder thinned out and no coverage was established in facial coverage with several dips of more product to achieve a balance of mineral foundation coverage. I ended up using the ELF Kabuki on my neck area and down to blend into my chest with better luck. I ended up going back to a brush in my kit that was firmer bristles with a smaller coverage surface to dip/tap/apply to achieve the coverage I wanted. I wanted medium coverage for that day. If I wanted the ELF Kabuki brush for full matte coverage, it would not have worked. I could not layer with this brush, and as stated, had to go to a firmer bristle, face safe older brush. To the good, as I say, this product worked for neck and chest. It may work well on bronzers for face and body. But not facial foundation. I'll use it for those kinds of products as it does fit nicely in the hand. If a more firm bristle (tighter/closer), smaller circumference shape can be tweaked, I would try E.L.F. Kabuki again., into a store personally to see if it had the right feel. I bought it because I was happy Walgreens had partnered online with Eyes, Lips Face. The price was very good, just not what I needed it for. This brushed cleaned well and dried back to shape for next time when I try it for applying contour or bronzer to neck and chest in blending with facial foundation.