The PB957 Round Powder Brush is used for applying blushes and powders to the face, neck, and low-cut neckline. It is adept with both loose or compact powders. Its incredibly soft ~20x48mm round knot is made from goat hair. It removes excess powder well and can help in properly matting the complexion. I can decree, from the absolute authority of a spouse with way too much time on her hands that this brush does indeed take and hold powder especially well, and apply it evenly.