Any threads that already address this question I apologize. I originally used a Pure Badger from Art of Shaving brush and then about 18 months ago with great advice from this forum I purchased a Whipped Dog Silvertip and have loved it! However, curiosity is getting to me and on my last trip with my wife to Ulta I was wandering around as she browsed the makeup and I came across all the various synthetic makeup brushes there. SUPER SOFT! Is this similar to synthetic shave brushes? Is it that much of a different experience using a synthetic vs the whipped dog I have? If so, what is the consensus on a good synthetic to try out? I already order from Stirling Soap and saw they too have synthetics. How are they in comparison? Does the loft make a big difference here? (whats the loft on a simpsons Chubby?) Thank you in advance for the advice/counsel!