This brush is the perfect brush to go with my foundation stick. I've tried some other brushes with it, as well as my fingers, and while they work well, nothing buffs and blends my foundation out quite like this brush. I've used this thing a ton and traveled with it everywhere, and it lasted for years before finally getting a little too squished in a makeup bag. I replaced it recently, and my new one is just as great as the original. I bet it will last even longer if I take better care of it! I definitely recommend this if you're also a fan of the foundation stick, or for any other cream blending needs.