OK, despite the fact that I'm sitting here all mopey because I'm missing my sister's way too cool b-day bash, I think I've found my new favorite face brush. It's by Sephora, and although the Sephora brand has had some not-so-favorable reviews, I have to say this brush is the best face brush I've come across by far.
Let me explain: this brush is perfect for those of you who are on-the-go, and also for other practical reasons. The bristles are very soft when you brush them across your face, and very dense, so that your face powder would be distributed evenly on your skin. There is a clear acrylic compartment that pops out and then you would screw it open to take the 'spatula' inside and scoop your face powder in. Then you screw the bottom portion back into the brush, and push the bristles back up. You would then shake the brush so that the powder from the compartment inside would come up to the bristles, and then brush, brush, blend all over your face.
There are also notches indicated on the bottom portion that allow you to control the amount of powder that comes to the top of the bristles: locked closed, slightly open, more open, and completely open. There are only pictures on the brush to indicate these, but I don't know how to convey the information to you otherwise. It's just really awesome. Lastly, there is a cap for the brush so that the powder doesn't get everywhere in your makeup bag. Come to think of it, it is also a space saver, so you wouldn't have to carry that large compact or tub of powder around.
I would highly recommend this as a cute little gift for someone, if not for yourself. It is available online right now at www.Sephora.com for $24. Please, do yourself a favor and get one of these. I think you'll love it!