I don't know how big the big brush is, if this is small! It's SOO soft. When I went back to my old brush one day, it was literally like sandpaper on my skin. It picks up the minerals well, but they don't disappear into the brush. Good for blending. I'm still trying to figure out how to get better coverage, though.
We are glad you love the softness of these brushes. Just a note though, this small rounded brush has a more open bristle so really not designed to achieve a heavier coverage and is more for blush or bronzer or a lighter touch of foundation use. For a better coverage you're better off using a Kabuki, Flat Top Buffer or Jumbo Buffer.