I already did my brush purchase for this month. I liked the Sonia Kashuk synthetic multi-purpose flat top brush so much that I went back to Target earlier this month and decided to get Sonia Kashuk blusher brush.
I like this brush very much. It's soft and applies my blush evenly and smoothly. I use this to apply NARS Laguna. For usual blush application, I really like a full, fluffy, soft brush and while this brush is soft, it's not quite fluffy enough for a blush application. It's perfect for my bronzer though. (I use Bare Escentuals Flawless Face Brush for applying my blush.)
I also went ahead and purchased a Sonia Kashuk Fluffy Eye Shadow Brush because I have been waiting and waiting for a NYX brush to come in and it hasn't yet. I understand from the stores that they've been on backorder for such a very long time. Unfortunately, this brush isn't soft and fluffy as I was hoping it would be. I think that the feel and shape of the bristles are more on par with a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, which I also happen to like.
I think that the black handled brushes are of a higher quality than the white handled brushes. It costs less for the white handled brushes and the packaging isn't as nice. Still a very good buy for either line. I think that the black handled brushes are very good and reasonably priced.
Speaking of packaging, any ideas what I can do with the hard plastic cases that the brushes come in? I won't use it to store my brushes since it'll take up so much storage space but it seems like such a waste to just dump it.