So, what's the consensus about boar and badger combination brushes? Omega makes one in the mid teens.
At $16 its worth a gamble I would think.Boar bristle brushes have wonderful backbone, but the bristles are coarse. It can take a while to break in the brushes to the point they feel good on the face. A densely packed badger brush can be quite soft, yet have good backbone. However, you pay dearly for the badger hair. A blended boar/badger brush is a compromise. You can get some of the backbone of the boar and some of the softness of the badger. The cost will be somewhere between that of a boar and badger, depending upon the blend. Whether you like the blend will depend upon your preferences for backbone and face feel.
Yes, I was thinking your description was what I would suspect. I am concerned about the size, but can’t complain for $13.I have the Semogue Mistura, but have not yet used it enough to break it in. Boar bristle holds a lot of water in addition to providing backbone and scrub. The badger hair offers softness and requires less break in. This brush feels different, but that's all I can say at this point. The Mistura has a very comfortable resin handle, soft tips, scrub and backbone. I like it so far. I think it's worth having in any collection.