Are you still using a Powder Brush to lay down your blush? Silly girl. Get with the times. Modern blush brushes are soft and angled, with an oval work surface. The unique shape is just right for contouring below your cheekbones, adding highlighter above your cheekbones, or dotting the apples of your cheeks with a little rosy color. The brush does the work for you! All Urban Decay brushes are cruelty-free and vegan. Our brush "hair" is actually a super soft material made from recycled PET plastic bottles - way better than sacrificing cute little animals for their hair! We used recycled aluminum to craft the sleek gunmetal handles. Even the outer boxes are made from recycled egg crate material (but we dyed them black and stamped them with a sexy purple foil.) All this means nothing if the brushes don't perform. Here at UD, we say you can keep your karma intact without sacrificing performance. All of our brushes are professional quality and loved by makeup artists for their ability to lay down color smoothly. Hairs are crimped specifically for the function of each brush. Each can be used wet or dry. And, synthetic brushes mean you don't deal with some of the pitfalls of real hair brushes, like icky bacteria or a weird animal smell when wet. You'll also notice each of our brushes has an actual name, like "Powder" or "Blush". (Because who knows what you're supposed to do with Brush #32?!).