I bought this one to use as a second stringer, but it’s become my MVP. The brush is made from the new rubbery quills you see popping up on mascaras everywhere, which make clumps a thing of the past. Two coats of it (don’t wait til the first coat dries to apply the second) is perfect and not heavy. The brush took a little getting used to, it’s a bit flimsy, but I can live with it given the results. No smudges either, and only $8.