I needed something to throw in my purse that wasn't messy, something to solve my problem: I want to use loose mineral powder on the go. It's almost impossible to use loose powder outside of the bathroom, on account of it's so messy. I don't like to use much pressed powder because my skin is so oily and it tends to cake up. This brush solves the problem! It's a really really soft and great quality for what I paid. There's only a couple problems, but they're no big deal:
1) You have to use a really small spoon/scoop to get the powder into the container (I used 1/4 tsp measuring spoon) and even so, you will probably lose some of the powder and
2) When you first go to use the brush (the very first time, not every time) you have to whack it pretty hard several times to get the powder to come out. It says on the package to "tap and swirl" the brush to get the powder to come down, but I just left the lid on, turned it upside down, and whacked the lid on my coffee table until some powder came down into the lid. It worked fine after that! I'd definitely recommend this brush to anyone who wants to use their favorite loose powder on the go - loose powders are so much better for oil slicks than pressed powders are, and this brush only releases a small amount at a time - just enough to get rid of the shine. It's my new MUST-HAVE.