I picked up an Omega 'Mixed Midget' boar/badger brush for $13 from Pasteur's in NYC this week. First use today w/ Arko and I really think that little brush is phenomenal for face lathering! It's small but I didn't get a snootful of soap. It's not even broken in and I dig it. A bit scritchy but held enough lather for 3 passes and then some. Again, for face lathering, that may be the best performer dollar for dollar!