Ever since I tried my set of Real Techniques makeup brushes last year they have been a staple in my makeup kit. So when I picked up the Real techniques Powder Brush I knew I was on to a winner. It has a fairly large head with soft bristles, and easily picks up powder. It helps blend powder softly into the skin and looks flawless when buffed in. I feel the large head and soft bristles help with the application and makes it less likely you will provide too much powder or look cakey.