Hello, just like to say.
Today I was at Sparkj°p (large cheap everything-store), and found my second brush. It was priced about $12, so no worries about it being a bad brush (I just really wanted to try something else as to be able to compare). It was a bit stiff, but I don't really have that much experience with brushes.
Alas... It was marked "Pure Bristles, Made in Germany" and ate up all my lather!
First I tried making lather with it, used a good dash of Mr. Taylor. No luck, just my black bowl left after some swirls. Hmm. Then I made a good batch with my AOS brush, and tried applying some with my new brush. One swirl, two swirls, everything gone and the brush was all dry. And I couldn't get any on my face afterwards. You might want to stay clear of cheap-o brushes
(Sorry for bad pic, but my real digicam hadn't any battery left.)