I bought this Goat Hair Powder Brush (mini) to replace my sorely overused kabuki brush. I totally adore this brush. I've already washed it, dried it and used it again and NO hairs have fallen out!! It picks up powder/pigment great-only a small amount is necessary, thanks to the goat hair! If I ever get any other type of brushes, I'll upgrade to sable (if I can ever afford it),until then, I'm sticking to goat hair. They are the BEST!! The handle is just the right size. It makes application of cosmetics seamlessly!! I'll probably order another one for a back up, it is so awesome. It makes your make-up look and feel totally different. The only downside to this "brush" is that it didn't come with a brush cover. It came with one of those cheapie plastic sleeves. Brushes that are this high end should at least come with the offer to CHOOSE if we want to order a cover or not. Luckily, I had a spare brush case that fit this one size and used it. This brush WILL last a long time IF you take care of it properly. You will notice a difference in your make-up application and look amazois and have people telling you that you look gorgois ladies!! LOL!!