Since getting my Omega 31025 I've really begun to gain an appreciation for boar brushes. Prior this my main brush was pure badger which was far too scritchy to face lather with so I was a bowl lather guy. When I got Cella I started face lathering as I'd read this was the way it worked best. The 31025 is great for face lathering. The tips are very soft. It's become my primary brush. Today I face lathered Musgo. I think I may ditch the bowl. Face lathering seems to be the ultimate beard prep. Having to build the lather right on your beard seems to be the best way to really soften it up and with the right brush you wont get brush burn.