I was surprised by how small this blusher brush is when it arrived. The handle and brush head are small and I suspect that lovers of long handles may not enjoy it. For me however, this brush is small and perfectly formed. The shape and size mean that I can be very precise with placement. I really like the tapered shape, it's not as pointed as a contour brush but it allows me to blend as I place the colour so that there are no hard edges.
I find it works well with all of my powder blushers, both pigmented and those that require layering. It goes without saying that it feels lovely too. It washes well, maintains it's shape and I experience no shedding.
I'm pleased to see that the brush is back in stock on the Hakuhodo website. It cost me $27 plus $12 for shipping. Unfortunately because of the changes in the Customs thresholds (see my post here), you may liable for VAT charge if ordering this from the UK.