This has been one of my favorite buys from Catrice, I took a chance and ordered it online, when it arrived I was amazed. The quality is great, for a synthetic brush it has firm bristles that dont shed no matter how many times you may wash them. I usually dip the liner side of the brush in a gel pot and apply to the eye! The firm hairs help in the process of making the perfect line. The blending in side helps to blend in the dark part of a smokey eye look, I use this brush often.