its named for powder, but you can do SO MUCH with it. Of course bronzer, but also great for highlight or contour application, as well as adding that pop of color to your cheeks. I especially love this flat brush for applying powder foundation like mineral makeup or our Dual Powder compact. the flat top and tight bristles give more coverage than your typical domed powder brush. Its definitely a staple in everyone's makeup brush lineup. sable bristles are soft and double crimped to keep from shedding.